California Sunshine Canyon Landfill Odor Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

he class in this lawsuit consists of all persons who have resided in a Housing Unit (any single family or multi-family residential unit, including a condominium or apartment) located in whole or in part within the Class Area, at any time since December 11, 2009, and who do not affirmatively opt out of the settlement. The Class Area includes (a) the areas described as the Southern Class Area and Northern Class Area, and (b) any Housing Unit where an occupier or resident of a Household or a member of the occupier/resident’s Household submitted an odor data sheet to Class Counsel. The Southern and Northern Class Areas are described as follows:

The Southern Class Area is bounded by Westbury Drive from Balboa Boulevard to Jolette Avenue. Proceeding to the North and West along Jolette Avenue to Sesnon. Proceeding Northeast along Sesnon to Constable Avenue (including all homes on either side of Constable Avenue North of Sesnon), proceeding Northeast on Canyon Ridge Lane (including all homes on either side of Canyon Ridge Lane) to Timber Ridge Drive (including the home located at 17080 Timber Ridge Drive), Proceeding Southeast along Timber Ridge Drive (encompassing and including all homes on Mission Tierra Way) to Balboa Boulevard, proceeding south to the point of origin at the intersection of Westbury Drive and Balboa Boulevard.

The Northern Class Area includes all Housing Units in the Legends at Cascades community. The community includes five (5) buildings south of Balboa Drive, Nine (9) structures between Balboa Drive and Nicklaus Drive, Seventeen (17) structures encircled by Nicklaus Drive, Six (6) structures to the North of Nicklaus drive, and two (2) structures to the South of Nicklaus drive between Balboa Boulevard and Silver Oaks Drive.

Estimated Amount

$771.54 to $15,430.90

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Michaely v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc.,
Case No. BC497125

Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles – Central District

Case Summary

The lawsuit was brought by Yeshayahu Michaely, Dean Michaels, Andrea Provenzale, Stephen Beck, Michael Hemming, and Ani Gevshenian (“Plaintiffs”) against Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (“Defendant”) seeking property damages (not personal injuries). Plaintiffs asserted various legal claims against the Defendant, based on the allegation that air contaminants, emissions, odors, and/or substances have escaped from SCL and impacted nearby properties. Plaintiffs are represented in this case by the law firms of Liddle & Dubin, P.C. and Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP (“Class Counsel”).

Settlement Pool





Michaely v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc.

c/o KCC Class Action Services LLC

P.O. Box 404000

Louisville, KY 40233-4000