Hardy Animal Nutrition and Hardy Industrial Technologies, LLC Class Settlement

The Court of Common Pleas of Lake County Ohio has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in the matter of Carrick, et al v. Hardy Animal Nutrition, LLC and Hardy Industrial Technologies, LLC , case no 17-CV-000778. 

The Complaint alleged that residents within a two-mile radius of the Hardy facility were negatively impacted by noxious odors from the Painesville Township facility.  The settlement agreed upon by the parties, and approved by the Court, calls for a settlement fund for residents and documents the odor-reducing measures that have been, and will continue to be, implemented by the facility. 

The Class includes: all renters and owners of residential property located within the Class Geographic Boundary at any point in time between May 12, 2014 to the present and those who submitted a Data Sheet to Class Counsel before 12/14/2018.

There are several Court-ordered deadlines that must be followed by members of the class:

  • Claim Forms must be postmarked on or before March 18, 2019 in order to receive compensation from the Settlement Fund.
  • Opt Outs and Objections must be postmarked on or before March 4, 2019.

Additional details and information regarding the Settlement can be found by clicking on the links below. 

Important Documents


Claim Form

Settlement Agreement


Class Area Map

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