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Medley Landfill Settlement

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A Supplemental Final Fairness Hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 15 (9/15/2021) at 10:00 a.m. in the Fort Pierce Division before Judge Aileen M. Cannon. This is a telephonic hearing. Any Objectors to the Class Action Settlement Agreement may participate in the telephonic hearing at (888) 363-4734 ; ACCESS CODE: 8156171, followed by #.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in the matter of Miranda v. Waste Management of Florida, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-23257-civ-AMC. The lawsuit alleged that noxious odors from the landfill created a nuisance for neighboring residents. The company denies any responsibility for any alleged nuisance.

The Settlement, agreed upon by the parties and preliminarily approved by the Court, calls for a cash fund of $1,112,500, less court-approved costs and attorneys’ fees, to be paid by Defendant Waste Management of Florida, which operates the Medley Landfill located at 9350 NW 89th Avenue, Medley, Florida 33178.

The $1,112,500 cash fund is provided by Defendant for the benefit of all owner/occupants, tenants, renters or lessees of each residential property located within the following Class Area (outlined in red) who submit a valid, timely claim form:

The Settlement also requires Defendant to invest $500,000 in improvement measures at the Landfill, which are designed to reduce odor emissions at the Landfill. If the Settlement Agreement is approved by the Court, these valuable improvement measures will be implemented within 12 months of the Effective Date of the Settlement.

All owner/occupants, tenants, renters or lessees of residential property located within the Class Area at any point in time between March 19, 2016 and the present are eligible to fill out and submit a claim form, which are attached below, in order to receive payment from the Settlement Fund.

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

  • Claim Forms must be postmarked on or before July 16, 2021 in order to receive compensation from the Settlement Fund.
  • Opt-Outs and Objections must be postmarked on or before July 5, 2021.

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

If you have questions about this settlement, you may e-mail info@ldclassaction.com or call toll free (800) 536-0045.

Important Documents

Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement Exhibits

Class Notice

Complaint

Preliminary Approval Order

Class Area Map

Claim Form

Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses

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