Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
This settlement resolves class actions against three companies—Voestalpine Texas, LLC, Voestalpine Texas Holding, LLC, and Voestalpine US Holding, LLC—about an escape of dust from a facility in Portland, Texas. The complaint alleges that the event began in August 2016 and did damage to both real and personal property in the area, causing nuisance or trespass.Docket Number:
Company: Voestalpine Texas, LLC
Filing Deadline: February 11, 2022
Class Period: August 1, 2016 to October 28, 2021
Objection Deadline: February 11, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: February 11, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: June 15, 2022Proof of Purchase:
If you are a property owner and you are properly identified in the tax records as the owner of residential property, you do not need to provide proof. If you recently bought the property and are not shown in the tax records, you must provide proof of your ownership. If you are a tenant or an occupying owner, you need to provide proof of residence, such as a utility bill or driver’s license.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are an individual who owned or lived in real property for a month or more, for residential purposes, at any time between August 1, 2016 and October 28, 2021 in one of the geographic areas shown on the map. See the zone maps at https://www.dustsettlement.com/zone-maps/. The class does not include owners or renters of non-residential commercial property.Typical Settlement Amount:
The Residential Unit Value shall be comprised of two amounts, one for damages to real property and the other for damages to personal property. Amounts shall be calculated using weighted zone values determined by the Special Master for the settlement. The residential unit values times the respective weighted zone values should equal the net settlement amount. If more than one class member submits a claim for the same residence, each will receive a divided share of the residential unit value.
In addition to these payments, the settlement fund includes amounts for remediation and mitigation measures.
Total Settlement Amount: $88,413,036Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Anderson Alexander PLLC
Liles White, PLLC
Claim Form: Voestalpine Dust Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Blake Chapman et al. v. voestalpine Texas LLC, et al.
Settlement Website: Voestalpine Dust Settlement Website
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