ARCO $19.5M Deal Approved In Nev. Mine Class Action

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Monday approved a class action settlement worth up to $19.5 million between Yerington, Nev., residents and Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America Inc. involving groundwater contamination from operations at the former Anaconda copper mine, a Superfund site.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones certified two settlement classes — a property damage settlement class and a medical monitoring settlement class — and signed off on a deal that provides their members with approximately $7 million in payments. The deal caps off a...
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