SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September’s natural gas disaster.
But utility company Columbia Gas says the settlement proposal is “not related at all” to the most recent leak.
And lawyers who filed the class action lawsuit say they “do not have the option” to reallocate funds to government agencies since they aren’t a party in the suit and have already settled their claims with Columbia Gas.
An Essex County Superior Court judge heard arguments in the case Monday and is expected to rule later.