$1.875M Stony Hollow Landfill Noxious Odor Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The Stony Hollow Landfill class action settlement includes “all owner/occupants and renters of residential property within the Class Area at any point in time from October 31, 2012 to the present.”

The Class Area extends in an approximate 2.5 mile radius from the center of the Stony Hollow Landfill, located at 2460 South Gettysburg Road, Dayton Ohio.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $1,875,000.00

Estimated Award

  • TBD

Your exact payment will depend on how many valid and timely claims are received. Payouts will be dispersed on a pro rata basis, meaning claimants will receive an equal share.

Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide a copy of your Driver’s License or other official ID document to show proof of your identity and address. If you are a Property Owner, you will need to submit a copy of the deed or other valid proof of property ownership. If you are a Tenant, you will need to submit a valid lease or rental agreement. If you have since moved from the property covered by the Stony Hollow Landfill settlement, you can submit a past utility bill or other valid proof you lived at the property.

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Stony Hollow Landfill Settlement Notes

  • Beck v. Stony Hollow Landfill Inc.
  • Case No. 3:16-cv-00455
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

In November 2016, plaintiff Carly Beck filed this class action lawsuit against Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton, Ohio alleging that through its operation, the landfill releases noxious odors that invade residents’ properties, cause property damage.

According to the complaint, materials deposited into the Stony Hollow Landfill decompose and generate landfill gas, and “odorous and offensive byproduct of decomposition which generally consists of methane, carbon dioxide, and various odorous compounds.” Many landfills will take measure to destroy the gas caused by the landfill so that it does not affect the air of a neighboring community. However, Stony Hollow Landfill fails to do this and its emissions has prompted hundreds of complaints from residents in the nearby area. In fact, more than 160 households have contacted plaintiffs’ counsel documenting the odors they attribute to the Stony Hollow Landfill.

Additionally, the lawsuit states that on at least one recent occasion, Stony Hollow Landfill has been cited by the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) for causing an odor nuisance to its neighbors. After receiving a large number of resident complaints, RAPCA performed 14 days of odor surveillance in 2016 and on 12 of those days observed landfill odors offsite, ranging from moderate to very strong

Stony Hollow Landfill denies all claims of wrongdoing or liability and maintains that emissions are part of the ordinary operation of a landfill, and point to several other causes of emissions in the surrounding area. Still the company agreed to settle the claims for $1.875 million. Under the terms of the settlement, Stony Hollow Landfill must spend an additional $1,450,000 before the end of 2022 on various improvement measures to help minimize the impact of airborne emissions from the landfill.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Stony Hollow Landfill settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Stony Hollow Landfill settlement must do so by August 25, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before September 9, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 9/8/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 8/25/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 11/20/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.LDClassAction.com/StonyHollow/ to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Liddle & Dubin PC, 975 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
  • Phone: 1-800-536-0045
  • Email: info@LDClassAction.com

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

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