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EAST PALESTINE

Train Derailment Settlement

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ABOUT THE LAWSUIT

Residents, property owners, and businesses located within 20 miles of the Derailment Site in East Palestine, Ohio sued, among others, Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company for losses suffered from the Norfolk Southern train Derailment that occurred on February 3, 2023, including the controlled “vent and burn” of five railcars that occurred on February 6, 2023 (collectively, the "Incident").


Capitalized terms on this website have the definition provided in the Settlement Agreement.

WHO IS INCLUDED?

You are included as a Settlement Class Member if you lived, worked, owned property, or owned or operated a business within 20 miles of the Derailment Site from February 3, 2023 to April 26, 2024.

WHAT CAN YOU GET?

The Settlement provides $600 million to pay valid Claims. The amount you are eligible to receive from the Settlement may depend on, among other things:

  • Where you live
  • Household size
  • Acreage
  • Length of displacement
  • Property damage

Compensation based on Exposure or Personal Injury.

FILE A CLAIM

You must file a Claim by August 22, 2024 to be eligible to receive benefits from this Settlement.

Select the forms that apply to you:

DO YOU NEED TO HIRE A LAWYER?

No, you do not need to hire a lawyer. The Court appointed the following lawyers to represent you and the other Settlement Class Members: Seth A. Katz of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.; M. Elizabeth Graham of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.; and Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy. The Court also appointed T. Michael Morgan of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. as a Co-Lead Counsel.

WHAT CAN YOU GET?

Your legal rights are affected by this Settlement whether you act or not.
  • Submit a Claim by August 22, 2024
  • Submit an Objection by July 1, 2024
  • Request to be Excluded by July 1, 2024

Visit the FAQ page for more details.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

VISIT THE EAST PALESTINE SETTLEMENT CENTER

The East Palestine Settlement Center has been established to assist in the process of submitting Claims.

Schedule your appointment:

To schedule an appointment for assistance with your Claim, please call 833-425-3400. Please be advised scheduling an appointment is highly recommended as walk-ins will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

Location:

East Palestine Settlement Center

191 E Rebecca St.

East Palestine, OH 44413

Hours:

Open Daily:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET

Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Evenings:

Wednesday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm ET

In recognition of the July 4th holiday, the Settlement Center will be closed July 4th and July 5th.

 

ATTEND A COMMUNITY MEETING

Community meetings will be scheduled soon. Please check back for meeting dates and locations.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please contact the Settlement Administrator.

By Phone:

1-833-425-3400

By Email:

[email protected]

This email address should not be used to send Claim Forms, Personal Injury Releases or supporting claim documentation. Please contact the Settlement Administrator for alternative delivery options, or mail the materials to:
In re: East Palestine Train Derailment Settlement
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324.


 

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel to the parties, and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 833-425-3400.

 

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