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SOURCE Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 21, Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C. secured a class action settlement valued at up to $19.5 million on behalf of property owners and residents in Yerington, Nevada to resolve class members' property damage and medical monitoring claims against Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc. involving groundwater contamination resulting from operations at the former Anaconda Mine Site.
Pursuant to the settlement, Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc. have agreed to provide approximately $7 million in payments to members of the property damage class and the medical monitoring class. Additionally, Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc. have agreed to fund the extension of, and connection to, the City of Yerington Water System for residences within the class area currently without access to city water at an estimated cost of $6.5 million to $12.5 million.
Due to the unique legal circumstances involved in extending the City Water System, Kanner & Whiteley also worked to develop provisions within the settlement that would allow owners of property within the class area on which a domestic well was located to obtain water rights at Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc.'s expense. Securing these rights enables well owners to maintain the use of their well for outdoor domestic uses once their property is connected to the City Water System.
"We are proud of our work in Yerington, Nevada to make sure property owners' claims are resolved in a timely and efficient manner," said Allan Kanner of Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C.
Kanner & Whiteley has over 30 years of experience in handling a wide range of landmark environmental and toxic tort cases for the effects of contaminated ground and surface waters, which have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. Samples v. Conoco, Inc., No. 01-631 (Fla. 1 JDCC); Petrovic v. Amoco Oil Co., 200 F.3d 1140 (8th Cir. 1999).
For more information on Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C., please visit kanner-law.com or call 504.524.5777.
About Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C.
Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C. is a litigation boutique headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kanner & Whiteley has extensive experience with pharmaceutical and other complex litigation and has served as lead counsel in In re Budeprion XL Marketing and Products Litigation, MDL No. 2107 and In re Synthroid Marketing Litigation, MDL No. 1182. Since its founding in 1981, the firm has been dedicated to representing consumers, governmental entities, businesses, and individual clients in cases protecting the environment, promoting fair business practices, serving insurance policyholders, and safeguarding consumer rights. Having practiced throughout the United States, and with a strong presence in the Gulf Coast area, Kanner & Whiteley's attorneys currently hold licenses in Alabama, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico (Federal) and Texas. For more information on Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C. visit http://kanner-law.comor call 504.524.5777.
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