$3 Million Class Action Settlement for Residents Who Lost Water During Weirton Water Crisis
Fitzsimmons Law Firm recently settled a $3 Million class action lawsuit on behalf of residents who lost water service during the Weirton Water Crisis. The class action settlement and distribution received final approval by the Circuit Court of Brooke County, West Virginia in January of 2016.
According to the Complaint, defendants were attempting to cap the main transmission line on the city water system when they prematurely released water pressure into the pipelines before the cap was secured. As a result, the cap on the pipe became dislodged and the entire city water system became drained. The residents of the city suffered a complete and/or partial loss of water which varied among customers from one to seven days.
There were approximately 9,220 members of the class and, under the terms of the settlement agreement, each class member received an equal per-capita share of the net settlement proceeds. Additionally, as part of the settlement, Fitzsimmons Law Firm negotiated that any residual funds from the class would be paid to a local charity. The charity selected to receive these funds is the Comfort House Child Advocacy Center located in Weirton which provides care for children that have been abused.
Fitzsimmons Law Firm is a plaintiff's litigation firm headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Firm has extensive experience handling class action claims and regularly represents consumers in a wide variety of matters including, insurance bad faith, consumer fraud, and consumer protection violations. The Firm has obtained over $800 Million in verdicts and settlements for its clients, including more than 150 cases in excess of $1 Million.
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