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West Virginia’s Contaminated H2O Settlement

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In 2014 a chemical spill near Charleston, West Virginia the drinking water for thousands of residents became toxic! Over 200,000 residents and business owners served by West Virginia America Water Company where forced to go without tap water.

The affected counties in West Virginia include Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties. More than 224,000 residents and 7,300 businesses were reportedly affected by the water contamination.

After years of litigation, a settlement of $151-million was reached.

If your residence, business, government, church, or non-profit was located at an address served by West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on Jan. 9, 2014, you may be entitled to benefits from the class action settlement.

Eligible class members include:

  • Residential Households: Includes any resident of a house, condo or apartment that was provided tap water service from West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on Jan. 9, 2014.
  • Businesses or Governmental Entities: Includes any business that operated at a property location provided tap water service from West Virginia American’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on Jan. 9, 2014, including for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental entities.
  • Wage Earners: Includes any person employed on Jan. 9, 2014 at a business that was shut down or partially shut down as a result of the chemical spill and contamination, and who has documented lost wages.

Potential Award:

  • Residential Household: $550 for the household (including the first person in the household) plus $180 for each additional person living in the household (including children) on Jan. 9, 2014. Eligible residents may also request payment for Medical Claims ($750, or more for demonstrated permanent injury or wrongful death), Pregnancy Claims ($1,500 for women who were pregnant on Jan. 9, 2014 and who are not making other medical claims), and/or Wage Earner Claims.
  • Business and Governmental Entities: $1,875. Businesses that were ordered to shut down or partially shut down are estimated to receive a payment of up to $41,875 (based on revenue). Lodging businesses are estimated to receive a payment of up to $64,000 (based on revenue).
  • Wage Earner: Wage earners are entitled to recover documented hourly wages if their place of employment was shut down or partially shut down due to the water contamination.

 

The deadline to file a claim is February 21, 2018! 

 

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