Welcome to the Michaely v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. Settlement Website

If you resided in any Housing Unit located in whole or in part within the Class Area in the vicinity of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill (“SCL”) located at 14747 San Fernando Rd., Sylmar, CA 91342, at any time since December 11, 2009, or submitted an “Odor Data Sheet” to Class Counsel, you may be a Class Member.

Important: The Final Fairness Hearing in the Sunshine Canyon Class Action Lawsuit Settlement will occur on October 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dept. 14, Spring Street Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The address listed in the Class Notice is an out of date court address and should be disregarded.

Please read this Notice carefully, as it affects your legal rights.

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Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement


Submit a Claim Form

The only way to get a cash payment.
You must timely submit a valid Claim Form.

Deadline to submit a Claim Form: on or before  September 21, 2018

Exclude Yourself

Receive no payment, Get out of this lawsuit.  Retain your right to sue Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.

If you exclude yourself, you will no longer be a Class Member.  This means that you will no longer be eligible for the benefits or relief in the settlement.  It also means that Class Counsel will not be representing you and there are statutes of limitations that may bar your individual claims.

Deadline to Exclude yourself: on or before September 21, 2018

Comment or Object

Explain why you do not like the settlement.

You must follow the procedures outlined below.  You must remain a member of the lawsuit (you cannot opt out or ask to be excluded) in order to object to the settlement.

Deadline to Comment or Object:  on or before September 21, 2018

Do Nothing

You receive no payment.  Remain bound by settlement.

By doing nothing, you will not recover money from the class action settlement.  You will also be bound by the class action settlement and give up your rights to sue Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. separately about the same or similar legal claims in this lawsuit.


These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement.

Payments will be made if the Court approves the settlement and after appeals, if any, are resolved.