Janoka, Inc., et al. v. Veolia Environmental Services North America, et. al.
Circuit Court of Barbour County, Alabama (Civil Action No. 69-cv-2011-900056)
A class action settlement involving Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.; Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.; Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast, Inc.; Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, LLC.; Veolia ES Solid Waste of PA, Inc., and Veolia ES Solid Waste of NJ, Inc. (including predecessors, subsidiaries and related companies) (collectively, "Veolia") received final approval in the Circuit Court of Barbour County, Alabama following the Fairness Hearing held on December 20, 2012.
Customers in the United States who (1) entered into a written contract with Veolia and (2) paid one or more of the following fees: "fuel surcharges," "environmental fees," "administrative fees," "service charges," and "ADEM charges," or substantively similar charges which were identified differently and/or who had their service rate increased by more than the CPI-U Consumer Price Index, from February 2, 2003 through October 31, 2012.
Settlement Class Members were required to file a claim by March 5, 2013 to be eligible to receive Settlement benefits. That deadline has passed and claims are no longer being accepted. Class Members who did file valid and timely claims will be paid up to 50% of the total amount of Fees and Rate Increases that were paid between February 2, 2003 and October 31, 2002. The distribution of settlement benefits is expected to occur during the summer of 2013. Additional information about the distribution will be posted on this website when it becomes available.
To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you should read the Long Form Notice and view the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions provided on this website.