Judge Approves Apex EQ Settlement

On October 6, 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt granted final approval to a $7.85 milion settlement of the evacuation claims relating to the October 5, 2006 explosion at the EQ facility in Apex, North Carolina.  The settlement provides up to $750 in compensation per household for evacuation related expenses.  These expenses would typically include any costs for lodging, food, and transportation along with any claims for inconvenience associated with the evacuation.  Businesses can recover up to $2200 as compensation for business related losses.   The settlement does not include any personal or bodily injuries caused by the incident.  The lawyers at Hendren & Malone, PLLC were part of the court-appointed Plaintiffs Management Committee that litigated this case on behalf of the citizens of Apex.  For more information regarding this settlement, go to www.apexfiresettlement.com or see the recent News & Observer article.

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