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Michigan Sewage Incident Settlement

This settlement resolves at least eleven cases about two sewage disposal system event that occurred on August 11, 2014 and August 28, 2017, against the County of Oakland and its water commissioner. The events occurred in areas of the cities of Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal  Read more

A Town Street in Oakland County, Michigan

Edenville Dam Collapse Michigan Class Action

From at least August 6, 1993, the complaint for this class action says that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent the owners or operators of four Michigan dams letters that “emphasized the potentially unsafe condition” of one or more of the dams. In May 2020, two of the four dams failed, causing severe flooding.  Read more

Failure of the Edenville Dam

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