Elk River Chemical Spill: Class Action Settlement Denied by Court

CHARLESTON WV

U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. Copenhaver wrote that he has concerns about the tiered payment plan for different businesses as well as the way appeals filed by spill victims would be handled and the timeliness of the payments to the victims. He also said he has questions about the awarding of attorney fees to lawyers handling the case.

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