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Roseville, MI Stormwater Charges Settlement

The City of Roseville, Michigan is settling a class action challenging its imposition of stormwater charges on owners of real property. The class action alleged that the stormwater charges were not proper fees but taxes that were imposed to raise revenue in violation of the Headlee Amendment and the Prohibited Taxes by Cities and Villages  Read more

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Firefighting Foam Peshtigo, Wisconsin Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. by residents of the town of Pestigo, Wisconsin. The complaint alleged that the companies are responsible for releases of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), into groundwater at the Fire Technology Center or  Read more

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Madison Heights, MI Stormwater Service Charges Settlement

The City of Madison Heights, Michigan is settling a class action alleging that its stormwater charge to property owners should be refunded. The complaint alleged that the stormwater charge, which was imposed on property owners to recover costs assessed on the city by Oakland County, was not a proper user fee but a tax, and  Read more

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Connecticut MDC Water Bill Surcharge Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against a Connecticut Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for applying non-member surcharges to water bills in four towns: East Granby, Farmington, Glastonbury, and South Windsor. The complaint alleged that the surcharges breached contracts between MDC and its customers. The surcharges totaled $7,518,153, and MDC will pay up to $7,680,000 to  Read more

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Water Companies and Reports of Contaminants Class Action

This class action concerns water and companies that supply it—American Water Works Company, Inc., Pennsylvania-American Water Company, and New Jersey American Water. The complaint says that, first, the companies do not disclose all the contaminants present in the water they supply. Second, it says that the plaintiff’s house was flooded with water and sediment from  Read more

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Oak Park, Michigan Water Rates Settlement

The City of Oak Park, Michigan is having to pay a sizeable settlement in the settlement of a class action alleging that the city mischarged residents for water and sewer services. The complaint alleged that two components of the city’s charges are unfair: a Kuhn Facility debt service charge and a storm water disposal charge.  Read more

Hannibal, Missouri Water Quality Settlement

The City of Hannibal and the Hannibal Board of Public Works have agreed to a settlement in a class action brought against them and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The two defendants have committed to a minimum of $5 million to improve water quality in the city, with a focus on reducing or replacing  Read more

Poland Spring Water Does Not Come from Springs Class Action

Is Poland Spring water from an actual spring? The complaint for this class action alleges that the real Poland Spring in Maine ran dry nearly fifty years ago and that the “spring” the company now claims produces its water in that location is at the bottom of a lake. At its other sites, the complaint  Read more