Settlement Information

The purpose of this website is (i) to advise you of a proposed Settlement of certain Claims against E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company(n/k/a EIDP, Inc), et al. in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (the “Court”); (ii) to summarize your rights in connection with the Settlement; and (iii) to inform you of a Court hearing to consider whether to grant Final Approval of the Settlement (the “Final Fairness Hearing”), to be held on December 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST, before the Honorable Richard M. Gergel, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, located at 85 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Do Nothing

No deadline

Regardless of whether you file a Claims Form or receive any distribution under the Settlement, unless you timely Opt Out as described below, you will be bound by any judgment or other final disposition of the Settlement, including the Release set forth in the Settlement Agreement, and will be precluded from pursuing Claims against E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company separately if those Claims are within the scope of the Release.

Submit a Claim

varies

(see full schedule below)

You must file a Claims Form to be eligible to receive a payment under the Settlement Agreement. You can submit your Claims Form online, or you can download, complete and mail your Claims Form to the Claims Administrator at AFFF Public Water System Claims, P.O. Box 4466, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821. For a complete list of deadlines, see the table titled “Important Dates and Deadlines” below.

Object to the Settlement

by November 11, 2023

Any Settlement Class Member who has not successfully excluded itself (“Opted Out”) may object to the Settlement. Any Settlement Class Member who wishes to object to the Settlement or to an award of fees or expenses to Class Counsel must file a written and signed statement designated “Objection” with the Clerk of the Court and provide service on Counsel for the Settling Defendants and Class Counsel at the addresses in Question 8 of the FAQ page in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5. Objections submitted by any Settlement Class Member to incorrect locations shall not be valid.

Exclude Yourself or Opt Out

by December 4, 2023

If you do not wish to be a Settlement Class Member, and do not want to participate in the Settlement and receive a Settlement Benefit Check, you may exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by completing and mailing a Notice of Intention to Opt Out (referred to as an “Opt-Out”). </ br></ br>Any Person within the Settlement Class who wishes to Opt Out of the Settlement Class and Settlement must file a written and signed statement entitled “Request for Exclusion” with the Notice Administrator and provide service on all Parties in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5. For more information, see Question 8 of the FAQ Page.

Withdraw requests for exclusion

by March 15, 2024

If you submitted a Request for Exclusion, but wish to remain a Settlement Class Member, you may withdraw the Request for Exclusion at any time prior March 1, 2024.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Description
Deadline Date
Deadline to Submit Objections
11/11/2023
Deadline to Submit Requests for Exclusion
12/4/2023
Court’s Final Fairness Hearing
12/14/2023
Deadline to Withdraw Requests for Exclusions 3/15/2024
Phase One Public Water System Settlement Claims Form
7/12/2024
Phase One Special Needs Claims Form
8/26/2024
Phase Two Testing Claims Form
1/1/2026
Phase Two Public Water System Claims Form
6/30/2026
Phase Two Baseline Testing
7/1/2026
Phase Two Special Needs Claims Form
8/1/2026
Phase One Supplemental Fund Claims Form
12/31/2030
Phase Two Supplemental Fund Claims Form
12/31/2030

CAREFUL: It has been brought to our attention that putative Class members have received spam notice or postcard reminders. Spam notice may have spelling or other errors, but it may also look legitimate. Therefore, please be reminded that this website is the best source of information about and updates on the Settlements, including information about important upcoming deadlines. As such we recommend that you check back here frequently.