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$10M Settlement Approved in New Jersey Environmental Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Environment Law lawsuit.

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Santa Clara, CA: A $10 million settlement has received approval from a federal appeals court ending an environmental contamination class action lawsuit brought against Honeywell International over land contamination.

Specifically, the lawsuit was brought in 2010 by a group of property owners in Jersey City who alleged their homes and neighborhoods were contaminated with by-products disposed of at two chromium chemical manufacturing plants operated by the predecessors of Honeywell International, Mutual Chemical Company of America, and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and Natural Refining Company.

While originally approved in 2016, the settlement amount was appealed on claims that the attorney's fees and other expenses were not properly calculated; and that the extent of contamination to the properties was never determined, NJ.com reports.

The settlement will be divided among the plaintiffs, with $2,926 going to each of the 2,085 participants in the class action lawsuit, according to court documents. Fees and court associated costs will also be taken from the settlement. Further, $20,000 was provided for an incentive award.

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