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PCC Structurals Metals on Residential Properties

Precision Castparts Corp. and PPC Structurals, Inc. are settling a class action about whether operations at PCC’s Large Parts Campus interfered with the use and enjoyment of certain residential properties in Southeast Portland. The complaint alleged the facility emitted or deposited metals, including nickel, that were used in the process of making nickel-based superalloys, titanium,  Read more

Precision Castparts Corp. Facility

3M, Others PFAS Contamination of Tennessee River Settlement

This settlement resolves a pollution class action against 3M Company, Daikin America, Inc., Dyneon, LLC, Synagro WWT, Inc., Synagro South, LLC, Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc., BFI Waste Systems of Alabama, LLC, BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC, the City of Decatur, Alabama, and Morgan County, Alabama. The complaint alleges that the companies released certain  Read more

Painting of the Tennessee River in Alabama

Voestalpine Dust Settlement

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.  Read more

Voestalpine Facility with Black Dust Covering Area

Amplify Energy Oil Spill Personal, Business, and Commercial Losses Class Action

A number of lawsuits have been filed against Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operation Company, LLC (which does business as Beta Offshore), and the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company, and assorted Does, or unknown persons, over the October 2021 oil spill in the San Pedro Bay. This class action is another one. Its complaint states, “This  Read more

Orange County Oil Spill

Petersburgh, NY PFOA in Water Settlement

Tonoga, Inc., which does business as Taconic, is spending more than $23 million to settle a class action alleging it owns a facility in the Town of Petersburgh, New York that released perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that contaminated the Town Public Water System and private wells. The complaint alleged that residents of Petersburgh unknowingly consumers water  Read more

Taconic PTFE Belting

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Effects on Children Class Action

Like a number of recent class actions, this one sets responsibility for the Huntington Beach Oil Spill on three companies: Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, LLC, and Sam Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. Because they did not prevent the pipeline rupture or stop the oil from escaping promptly, the complaint alleges, children are being affected  Read more

California Beach Oil Spill

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Disaster and Inadequate Monitoring Class Action

Amplify Energy Corporation (AEC), Beta Operating Company (BOC), and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company (SPBPC) are the companies in charge of the Elly Oil Platform and San Pedro Bay Pipeline that lie off the Orange County, California coastline. The complaint for this class action alleges that systems providing warnings of oil spills were inadequate or  Read more

Orange County Oil Spill

Amplify Energy California Coast Oil Spill Class Action

The oil pipeline that ruptured on October 1, 2021, was owned and operated by the defendants in this case: Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, LLC, and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. The plaintiffs are sportfishing companies, commercial fishers, and property owners and lessees affected by the oil spill that damaged twenty-three miles of California  Read more

Oil Washed Up On Beach

Huntington Beach Elly Pipeline Oil Spill California Class Action

Oil spills may cause extensive damage—to property, to livelihoods, to animals, to the environment, and to the health of people in the area. This class action brings suit against Amplify Energy Corporation, its subsidiary Beta Operating Company, LLC, and possible unnamed corporations for an oil spill that occurred on or around October 1, 2021. The  Read more

California Beach Oil Spill

Papermills and PFAS Contamination of Land and Water Maine Class Action

Plaintiff Nathan Saunders, who lives in Fairfield, Maine, found in early 2021 that his well water was contaminated with more than 12,910 parts per trillion (ppt) of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Health Advisory Limit is 70 ppt. This class action brings suit against companies associated with a number of  Read more

Somerset Mill in Maine