Sanimax USA LLC Settlement

The U.S. District of Minnesota has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in the matter of Keech et al v. Sanimax USA, LLC, case no 0:18-cv-00683-JRT-HB.

The Settlement, agreed upon by the parties and approved by the Court, calls for a cash fund of $750, 000, less costs and attorneys’ fees, for owners or occupiers of residential property located within a two mile radius of the Sanimax Facility at 505 Hardman Avenue, South St. Paul, Minnesota, at any point in time from March 12, 2012, to the present (the "Class Period"), and all owners or occupiers of residential property who submitted a residential data sheet to Class Counsel on or before July 15, 2019 concerning odors or emissions from South St. Paul.

As part of the settlement, Sanimax will also spend at least $450,000 over the next four or more years on various improvement measures to help minimize the impact of emissions from the Facility. These improvements can only be implemented only after obtaining engineering reports, having air modeling performed and acquiring air permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Minnesota and the City of South St. Paul.

Please note the following updated deadlines:

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

  • Claim Forms must be postmarked on or before April 18, 2020 in order to receive compensation from the Settlement Fund.
  • Opt Outs and Objections must be postmarked on or before April 3, 2020.

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

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


Preliminary Approval Order

Class Map

Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint

Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Strike Class Allegations

Order Denying the City of Newport’s Motion to Intervene

Settlement Agreement and Exhibits

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