Columbia Gas Explosion Class Action Settlement
A massive $143,000,000 settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit entitled In re: Columbia Gas Cases.
Please visit www.columbiagasexplosionsettlement.com to file a claim or simply learn more about the case.
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All claim forms must be filed by 1/9/2020.
The case is pending in the Essex County Superior Court of Massachusetts.
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ColumbiagGasExplosionSettlement.com Contact Information
- Columbia Gas Settlement, c/o Heffler Claims Group, PO Box 58729, Philadelphia, PA 19102-8729
Who should file a claim?
“All persons who resided owned property, or owned a business in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover (‘the Class Area’) as of August 13, 2019.”
Do I need proof of purchase?
If you do not have the claim ID associated with the claim letter you will have to submit proof of residency or business ownership at the time of the gas explosion.
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Class members who wish to claim additional disruption will need to submit documentation of damages and/or repairs.
Counsel (aka lawyers)
- John Roddy BAILEY & GLASSER LLP
- Frank Petosa MORGAN & MORGAN PA
- Elizabeth Graham GRANT & EISENHOFER PA
- John F. Rooney III & Robert Treat MELICK & PORTER LLP (Defense Counsel)
- J. Brian Jackson & Diane Flannery MCGUIREWOODS LLP (Defense Counsel)
If you are unhappy with the settlement payout please consider attending the settlement fairness hearing.
This hearing will take place on or around 2/27/2020.
Please note claims for physical injury or wrongful death as a result of the Massachusetts Columbia Gas explosion are not included in the settlement.
A separate settlement has reportedly been reached with the municipalities as well.
It should also be noted that Columbia Gas denies any action of wrongdoing but have agreed to settle in order to avoid further court cost.
According to a local Boston CBS News affiliate, the National Transportation Safety Board investigation concluded that Columbia Gas made errors when it came to replacement pipework.