Fire Victim Trust California Fire Loss and Damage Settlement

This is a different kind of settlement, involving a Fire Victim Trust to “evaluate, administer, process, and resolve eligible claims arising from the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires, and 2018 Camp Fire.” The Fire Victim Trust apparently has been assigned to handle claims against PG&E Corporation and/or Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation, alleging  Read more

Camp Fire Destroying Paradise, CA in 2018

Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air Cooktops Fire Hazard Class Action

The Whirlpool Corporation is “the world’s leading major home appliance company,” the complaint for this class action says, “with approximately $21 billion in annual sales.” However, according to the complaint, some of its cooktops, sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air brands, are defective and can turn on by themselves, posing a fire hazard.  Read more

Whirlpool Glass Cooktop

Columbia Gas Explosion Settlement

This settlement resolves twelve combined class actions against NiSource, Inc. and Bay State Gas Co., which does business as Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for disruption and damage from an explosion and fire which took place on September 13, 2018. The complaints alleged that Columbia caused the explosion and is responsible for damage to real property  Read more

Figure with Flag from Columbia Insurance Group Logo

Husky Energy Refinery Explosion in Superior, Wisconsin Class Action

When the Husky Superior Refinery exploded, on April 26, 2018, Plaintiffs Jasen Bruzek, Hope Koplin, and Neil Miller, were forced to evacuate their homes, along with other residents of Superior, Wisconsin. The complaint for this class action alleges that Husky Energy, Inc. and Superior Refining Company, LLC are responsible for the explosion and the losses  Read more

Husky Superior Refinery Fire

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

Pensacola Jail Flood, Fire, and Explosion Settlement

Defendants have agreed to a $17,500,000 settlement in a case involving a flood, fire, explosion, and evacuation at Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility (CBDF) in Pensacola, Florida. The fund is to recompense the approximately 668 people present at the event, including inmates, employees, and first responders. Two people were killed and one became  Read more

Marathon Petroleum Explosion and Fire Nuisance Settlement

Marathon Petroleum Corporation has agreed to settle a class action alleging that the company was negligent in not properly monitoring or maintaining the aboveground storage tank resulting in an explosion and fire on April 27, 2013, causing an alleged nuisance to people in neighboring areas. In addition to setting aside awards for class members, Marathon  Read more

General Electric Appliance Park Fire Louisville Neighborhood Settlement

A $1.2 million settlement fund has been set up to settle claims stemming from the alleged property damage, inconvenience, and nuisance caused by a fire on April 3, 2015 in Building 6 at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Residents in the area were told to shelter in place from April 3-5, 2015, with doors  Read more