July 3: Settlement Proposed in Propane Explosion Class Action

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In 2008, a propane explosion killed a worker and forced thousands from their homes, many of whom later sued in a class action. Under a proposed settlement of this lawsuit, Sunrise Propane would pay almost $8 million to individuals to cover expenses such as personal injuries, lost income and uninsured losses; another $8 million to insurance companies; and the remaining $7 million for fees and administrative costs. A hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for Aug. 7.