On the morning of April 26, 2018, an explosion and resulting fire occurred at the Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. A mandatory Evacuation Order was issued by the local government to the community members surrounding the refinery.
Plaintiffs allege that Defendants are liable to community members subject to the Evacuation Order for economic loss, including loss of use and enjoyment of their property, inconvenience, annoyance, and discomfort resulting from the evacuation.
As noted above, Defendants deny the claims and allegations made in the case and assert that they have already paid for any Class Members’ loss through their voluntary Reimbursement Program. Defendants are settling to avoid the expense, inconvenience, risk, and disruption of litigation. It is not an admission of any wrongdoing.
The Court has not decided who is right or wrong.