Protein Solutions, LLC Settlement

The Jasper County Circuit Court in Missouri has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in the matter of Colson et al v. Protein Solutions, LLC, case no. Case No. 19AO-CC00071.

The Settlement, agreed upon by the parties and preliminarily approved by the Court, calls for a cash fund of $975, 000, less costs and attorneys’ fees, for: (a) all persons who submitted a data sheet to Class Counsel prior to April 15, 2020, indicating that they experienced odors from the Facility; and (b) all renters and owners who are (or were at any point in time from March 15, 2014, to the present) occupants of residential property that reside within two (2)miles of the Facility’s property boundary. A copy of the map depicting the Class Area can be viewed with the link below.

The lawsuit, filed in 2019, alleged that noxious odors from the industrial protein processing created a nuisance for neighboring residents. The company denies any responsibility for alleged nuisance. The City of Joplin has not received any odor complaints from residents since 2019.

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

  • Claim Forms must be postmarked on or before October 5, 2020, in order to receive compensation from the Settlement Fund.
  • Opt Outs and Objections must be postmarked on or before September 19, 2020.

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

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


Claim Form

Class Area Map

Preliminary Approval Order

Settlement Agreement


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