$5M Settlement Ends Decadelong NJ Pollution Suit

By Mike Curley (March 15, 2021, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday signed off on a $5 million settlement to end claims that PPG Industries Inc. allowed chromium and other metals to pollute areas of Jersey City, closing out more than a decade of litigation from homeowners who allege they were affected.

The deal resolves claims by a class led by Leticia Malave, and comes five years after the $10 million deal that ended claims against Honeywell International Inc. in the same suit.

PPG will put $5 million in an escrow account for the settlement fund, of which $1.25 million will go to class counsel, plus $243,098...

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