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Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 9:11am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

Federal court documents provide details of water crisis settlement

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – A $151 million settlement would provide an estimated $525 to each household affected by the 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for residents in nine counties.

More than 100 opt out of water crisis settlement

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 13, 2016, 8:37am

CHARLESTON – More than 100 people have asked to be excluded from a class action settlement over the 2014 water contamination crisis in West Virginia. Those wishing to opt out or object to the settlement – in which Freedom Industries executives have agreed to pay $400,000 – have until next month to do so.