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KLM Airlines Misrepresentation of Carbon Offsets Class Action

The flag carrier airline for the Netherlands is known as Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, NV, or KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. This class action takes issue with KLM’s advertising campaign encouraging consumers to “Fly Responsibly” to reduce the effects of climate change by using carbon offsets.  Read more

KLM Plane Taking Off

Monsanto PCB Water Impairment Settlement

Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc., and Pharmacia, LLC are paying $550 million to settle a class action alleging the contamination of the environment, particularly water, by industrial chemicals called PCBs. The plaintiffs are a group of cities and other entities, including, among others, Long Beach, Baltimore, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oakland, Spokane, and Tacoma. Monsanto manufactured the  Read more

Monsanto Sign

Plains Santa Barbara Oil Spill Settlement

Plains All American Pipeline, LP and Plains Pipeline, LP are settling a class action alleging they caused the rupture of an underground pipeline, creating an oil spill along the coastline around Santa Barbara County, California on May 19, 2015, with oil washing up on coastal properties and beaches. The complaint alleged the oil spill caused  Read more

2015 Plains Oil Spill

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