History of Agriculture Street Landfill Case
Agriculture Street Landfill Class Action

LATEST DEVELOPMENT

On November 17, 2014, Judge Tiffany Chase held a Status Conference with Special Master Paul Valteau and all attorneys involved in this case. Mr. Valteau reported that his office has concluded its review of the 10, 281 claim forms submitted to the Claims Administrator - Bourgeois Bennett. Mr. Valteau reported that 4,916 claimants are entitled to receive a portion of the settlement funds received in this case. Award letters will be issued to these claimants within the next two weeks. Award letters will be issued to the claimant's last known address.  Mr. Valteau reported that 1,362 claimants are disqualified for failure to provide enough information to establish residence, home ownership, business ownership, or status as business employees.  Rejection letters will be issued within the next two weeks to the claimant's last known address. Mr. Valteau reported that 2,811 duplicate claims were filed. Mr. Valteau reported that 966 claims were filed associated with Robert Moton Elementary School, and 226 were filed associated with St. Philip the Apostle School.  If you receive a rejection letter and you wish to object, you must file a notice of objection in writing and submit it to: Clerk of Court, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 402, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. Your objection must be received by the Clerk of Court on or before December 8, 2014. Your objection must contain your full name, address, social security number, telephone number, claim number as indicated on your notice of rights, and a brief statement describing the specific reasons for your objection. Failure to timely file a complete objection notice may result in a dismissal of your objection. If you have any documents to substantiate your claim, other than what you have already submitted already, please bring these documents with you to the Fairness Hearing. Please contact one of the Attorneys representing the class should you have any questions about these procedures. If you last name begins with the letters A-E, then your fairness hearing will be held on December 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - noon.  If your last name begins with the letters F-G, then your Fairness Hearing will be held on December 15, 2014 from noon - 4:00 p.m.  If your last name begins with the letters H-L, your Fairness Hearing will be held on December 16, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. If your last name begins with the letters M-P, then your Fairness Hearing will be held on December 16, 2014 from noon-4:00 p.m. If your last name begins with the letters Q-U, then your Fairness Hearing will be held on December 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - noon.  If your last name begins with the letters V-Z, then your fairness hearing will be held on December 18, 2014 from noon-4:00 p.m.  The Fairness Hearings will be held at Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. Signs will be posted in the court house to advise you where to appear. If you have any questions about these procedures, please call Bourgeois Bennett at 504-840-3850 or 877-840-3850.  There will be a Fairness Hearing to dispute allocation awards February 10-12, 2015. Settlement funds will be distributed to qualified claimants on May 1, 2015.

There are five other attorneys working on this case on behalf of the claimants: Suzette Bagneris [504-552-4828];  Joseph Bruno [504-525-1335]; Linda Harang [504-297-1245]; Stephen B. Murray (Robin) [504-593-6999]; and George Roux [504-581-2177].



 

    Bagneris Law Firm
    Post Office Box 6129
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70174
    Phone: 504-552-4828

    Email: sbagneris@bagnerislawfirm.com