superior refinery - The Husky Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin exploded in April 2018
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Residents of Superior, Wisconsin, who were evacuated after the 2018 explosion at Superior Refinery may be eligible to benefit from a $1.05 million class action settlement. 

The Class includes anyone who was over 18 and subject to the evacuation order declared on April 26, 2018, as a result of the Superior Refinery explosion and fire.

The evacuation order was issued to everyone within a three-mile radius east and west of the Superior Refinery, as well as within 10 miles south.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit allege defendants Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Superior Refining Co. LLC are liable to community members who were ordered to evacuate the area and suffered economic losses, inconvenience, discomfort, and more.

Husky Energy joined the Cenovus group of companies Jan. 1, 2021. Cenovus, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wholly owns four refineries and has a 50 percent stake in three others, according to the company’s website.

The defendants deny all accusations of wrongdoing and claim they have already paid for any Class Members’ losses via a voluntary reimbursement program.

However, they have agreed to the settlement to avoid the risk, expense, and inconvenience of litigation.

The Court has not ruled in favor of either party.

Class Members who file a valid claim will receive a payment after administration costs and other expenses are paid from the settlement fund.

Each claimant will be eligible to receive $150, up to a maximum of $300 per household.

If the Superior Refinery reimbursement program made payments to the Class Member or on the Class Member’s behalf, that amount will be deducted from any award the Class Member is entitled to under the settlement.

Payments may be adjusted up or down proportionately depending on the number of valid claims filed.

A final hearing in the Superior Refinery explosion settlement will take place Dec. 22, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is Nov. 3, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is also Nov. 3, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

The Class includes anyone who was over 18 and subject to the evacuation order declared on April 26, 2018, as a result of the Superior Refinery explosion and fire.

Potential Award

$150

Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase necessary.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

11/03/2021

Case Name

Jasen Bruzek, et al. v. Husky Oil Operations Limited and Superior Refining Company LLC, Case No. 18-cv-697, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Final Hearing

12/22/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Superior Refinery Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91339
Seattle, WA 98111
info@SuperiorRefinerySettlement.com
833-677-1092

Class Counsel

J. Gordon Rudd, Jr.
Patricia A. Bloodgood
June P. Hoidal
Charles Toomajian, III
ZIMMERMAN REED LLP

Defense Counsel

Kara L. McCall
Collen M. Kenney
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

Joseph L. Olson
MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP

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