Class Action Settlement Notice
If you owned real property in the area identified as the North Kent Study Area in and around Plainfield and Algoma Townships, Kent County, Michigan as of November 1, 2017, and were not supplied with drinking water from a municipal water source as of November 1, 2017, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.
A federal court authorized the Notice. It is not a solicitation from a lawyer
A Settlement has been reached with The 3M Company and Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (“Defendants”) in a class action lawsuit about the contamination of properties with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in the North Kent Study Area, an area shown on the map below.
The Settlement provides:
- Money for property damages to people who are or were owners of Real Property located within the North Kent Study Area (pictured above), who owned that property as of November 1, 2017, and who were not supplied with drinking water from a municipal water source as of November 1, 2017 (“Settlement Class Members”).
Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you act or don’t act. Read the notice carefully.
|Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit:|
|Submit a Claim Form||
You must submit a claim form in order to get a payment from this Settlement.
Deadline to Submit a Claim Form - January 17, 2023
|Exclude Yourself From the Settlement||
If you exclude yourself, you do not get a payment from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against the Released Parties, including the Defendants, for the claims made in this lawsuit and released by the Settlement.
Deadline to Exclude Yourself From the Settlement - December 05, 2022
|Object to the Settlement||
You can write to the Court with the reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement.
Deadline to Object to the Settlement - December 5, 2022
|Go to the Final Approval Hearing||
You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Approval Hearing.
Final Approval Hearing - March 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. ET
You will not get a payment from the Settlement, and you will give up certain legal rights.
These rights and options ‒ and the deadlines to exercise them ‒ are explained in the Notice.
The Court overseeing this case must still decide whether to approve the Settlement.