Toyota Prius Odors from HVAC System Class Action

This class action alleges that Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS), as well as dealer Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) sell Toyota vehicles with defective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The problem? The systems permit moisture and microbes to accumulate, leading to mold and foul smells in the  Read more

2020 Toyota Prius

Protein Solutions Noxious Odor Settlement

Protein Solutions, LLC (now called LinkOne Protein, LLC) is paying a little short of a million dollars to settle a class action about its industrial protein processing plant in Joplin, Missouri. According to the complaint, the plant emitted bad odors into the surrounding areas because of the conduct of Protein Solutions.  Read more

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Clairton Coke Plant Emissions Settlement

USX Corporation, doing business as US Steel, is settling a class action regarding its coke plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that certain emissions from the plant—pollutants, air contaminants, and noxious smells—occurred because of the company’s conduct. It claimed that the emissions have interfered with the use and enjoyment of homes in the area  Read more

US Steel Clairton Plant

Big Ox Energy Gas-from-Waste Facility Noxious Odors Class Action

It’s possible to make energy out of waste materials. Big Ox Energy, LLC has a facility for doing just that in South Sioux City, Nebraska. However, the complaint for this class action claims that Big Ox’s facility is not properly maintained and operated, causing noxious odors to escape into the surrounding community.   Read more

Big Ox Energy Facility in South Sioux City

Muscatine, Iowa Grain Processing Corporation Settlement

A Muscatine, Iowa company is settling a class action, with both payouts and promises to install better pollution control equipment. The complaint alleged that smoke, odor, and haze from the Grain Processing Corporation’s plant caused a nuisance to area residents.   Read more

Stony Hollow Landfill Noxious Odors Settlement

Stony Hollow Landfill, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it is responsible for at least some of the pollutants, air contaminants, and bad odors coming from the landfill.   Read more

Bethlehem Landfill Bad Odor Nuisance Pennsylvania Class Action

The address is Applebutter Road, but the business located there in this Pennsylvania community doesn’t smell like grandma’s kitchen. The complaint for this class action says that the waste and disposal facility operated by Bethlehem Landfill Company generates noxious odors that are a nuisance to the surrounding community and fails to take legally-required steps to  Read more

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CSX Negligent Train Derailment and Nuisance Class Action

On August 2, 2017, just before five in the morning, a freight train derailed near Hyndman, Pennsylvania. Minutes later, Plaintiff Denora Diehl and about a thousand other people in the area were evacuated. Diehl was not permitted to return home until August 20. The complaint alleges an astonishing level of negligence on the part of  Read more

CSX Train

Detrex Ohio Chemical Facility Noxious Odor Settlement

Detrex has agreed to a settlement in a class action alleging that its Ashtabula, Ohio chemical manufacturing facility emitted noxious odors into the surrounding area. Under the settlement, Detrex will pay an amount to settle with residents in the area and pay their legal fees in connection with the case and will also take steps  Read more

SunCoke Energy, US Steel Odor and Particulate Matter Settlement

People in an area of Granite City, Illinois will get over $4 million dollars worth of compensation in the resolution of a class action that alleges that a US Steel mill and SunCoke coke-making plant are responsible for particulate matter and bad odors in the surrounding area.  Read more