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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

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

Fort Lauderdale Lincoln Park Incinerator Settlement

The City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is settling two class actions centering three properties it owns, (1) the site of the former Lincoln Park incinerator, (2) the former Lincoln Park Elementary School, and (3) Lincoln Park. Parts of the properties may have been contaminated with dumps and storage of ash from the incinerator, which was  Read more

Soil Contamination Sign

Royal Oak Barbecue Charcoal Briquets Misleading Claims Class Action

Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC makes charcoal for home barbecuing. The complaint for this class action takes issue with claims the company makes for its charcoal, including that it is made entirely from hardwood and that it is somehow “cleaner” than other charcoal products.  Read more

Bag of Royal Oak Charcoal Briquets

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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Sterilization Companies Ethylene Oxide Emissions Illinois Class Action

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against three manufacturing and sterilization facilities in Willowbrook, Illinois, alleging that they emitted EtO into the atmosphere, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” over several decades.  Read more

Willowbrook Village Sign

Former Ametek Facility El Cajon Contamination Settlement

This settlement resolves two of four class actions concerning contamination of land in El Cajon, California. The first class action, against Ametek, Inc., Thomas Deeney, and Senior Operations, LLC, concerned the fact that Amatek had a facility on the site between 1968 and 1988, including a storage tank for manufacturing materials. The complaint alleged that  Read more

Ametek Name and Logo

Union Carbide West Virginia Facility Ethylene Oxide Emissions Class Action

Union Carbide Corporation has a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia that makes ethylene oxide for industrial purposes. The complaint for this class action calls the chemical “a powerful cancer-causing gas,” and alleges that the facility has been emitting it into the surrounding areas, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” for decades, thus raising  Read more

Aerial View of Union Carbide Property in South Charleston, WV

DuPont, 3M, Others Contaminated Water in Blades, Delaware Class Action

A number of class actions in recent years have address the poisoning of water sources by PFOA and PFOS chemicals used in firefighting foam at military bases. This case is similar, except that the chemicals come from manufacturing sources. The town is Blades, Delaware, and the companies named as defendants are E. I. DuPont de  Read more

Recycled Boat Event in Blades, Delaware