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If your property suffered any damage or negative impact due to the demolition of the smokestack at the Crawford Coal Plant in April 2020, you may be eligible for compensation. Whether your property was directly affected or experienced any adverse consequences, you have the right to seek compensation. So hurry up and claim up to $500 in damages before March 26, 2024.

According to the lawsuit, Hilco improperly demolished a smokestack at the former Crawford Coal Plant, causing damage to people and property. Hilco denies these allegations and any violation of the law, but agrees to settle the lawsuit by paying $12.5 Million to cover costs and expenses, avoiding the uncertainties of a trial.

Can I join the settlement?

If your property was damaged by the Crawford Coal Plant’s smokestack demolition in April 2020, you may be eligible for compensation.

Please note that this class action falls under the Personal Injury Class. In order to make a valid claim for property damages, you need to have the following information:

  • Documents that demonstrate the value of the damages your property has incurred.
  • Evidence indicating that these damages were caused by the demolition of the smokestack on April 11, 2020.
  • To prove your damages, you can provide receipts for repairs, photographs of the damaged property, or a detailed description of the damages (under oath).


The class action settlement provides two options for affected class members. The first option is for individuals who experienced personal injury on April 11, 2020, due to the smokestack demolition. They can file for personal injury claims. The second option is for those whose property was damaged during the demolition, allowing them to file for property damages.

Property Damages: Class Members can claim up to $1,000,000 for property damage, with reimbursement based on the value of the property damage, subject to a pro rata reduction if total claims exceed $1,000,000.

Personal Injury: Class Members filing personal injury claims will receive a pro rata share of the fund, ranging from $200 to $400, depending on the number of claims and approved claims.

Settlement Website

Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline: March 26th, 2024, Tuesday
  • Final Approval Hearing Date: April 22nd, 2024, Monday
  • Objection/Exclusion Deadline: February 26, 2024, Monday