Class Counsel Wins $2.5M In Honeywell Chromium Settlement

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (May 11, 2016, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The attorneys representing a class of property owners alleging Honeywell International Inc. caused property damage and health risks through chromium pollution in Jersey City, New Jersey, will get $2.5 million in fees as part of a $10 million settlement blessed by a judge Wednesday, after a fee dispute had stalled its finalization.

U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' settlement order resolves Honeywell's portion of a 2010 suit filed against it, along with PPG Industries Inc., asserting the companies operated chrome production facilities in Jersey City that released toxic chemicals via wind, erosion and other avenues. 

The root of the fee dispute, which...

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