Lawyers involved in a class action lawsuit against utility company Columbia Gas filed their proposal Wednesday in Essex County Superior Court in Salem.
The plan calls for six categories of payouts ranging from $50 for a “nominal” disruption to $15,000 for a “major” disruption. An estimated 175,000 impacted people and businesses can qualify. It also would award roughly $28 million of the settlement to the lawyers.
The settlement is separate from an $80 million payout Columbia Gas made to Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
A court hearing on the plan is slated for Oct. 7. Columbia Gas didn’t comment. The 2018 disaster killed one person and injured dozens more.
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