$39.5 Million Total Recovery in Hartford, IL Environmental Contamination Cases


Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP represented land owners and residents of Hartford, Illinois who are living on top of a four million gallon underground gasoline plume. Residents of Hartford, which is located between the refineries to the East and the Missouri River to the West, have experienced severe gas fumes in their homes, fires in water wells, and a substantial impairment to their living environment.

In July 2008, the plaintiffs reached a settlement with Premcor and Shell, two of the defendants, to settle the case for $16 million. In 2009, plaintiffs reached a $19.5 million settlement with defendant BP. In 2011, plaintiffs reached a settlement of $4 million against the remaining defendants, which include Apex Oil and Sinclair Oil. The total recovery in these cases is $39.5 million.

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