There is a tentative settlement awaiting approval by Judge Copenhaver in the water contamination litigation. If and when the settlement is approved, all claimants will have plenty of time to review the settlement documents and decide if they wish to participate in the settlement.
At this time, we have not received any settlement funds. All payments, including attorney fees, attorney expenses, and payments to our clients will have to be approved by Judge Copenhaver and/or a Claims Administrator.
If the judge does not approve the settlement, the litigation will continue.
Thank you for your patience.
Have you, or a business you own, been adversely affected by the water contamination and subsequent "do not use" directive from West Virginia American Water? Click Here to file a claim.
On January January 10, 2014, the Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, along with the Law firm of Powell & Majestro, P.L.L.C. and Bucci, Bailey and Javins, L.C. filed a class action lawsuit against Freedom Industries, Inc. and West Virginia American Water Company for economic damages caused by the water contamination. Click <Here> to file a claim.
Please click the following links for a copy of the complaint as well as other related court documents:
On January 17, 2014, Freedom Industries, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Click the link below to see a copy of the bankruptcy petition:
Other Related Links:
DEP Official: Freedom Industries Knew Of Second Chemical
(Associated Press via WCHS News Online, January 24, 2014)
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