Case No.1:22-cv-02684-MJM in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

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If you own or owned property in the Curtis Bay Class Area as defined below, and/or resided in the Curtis Bay Class Area as defined below, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.

The Court has decided that everyone who fits the following description is a Class Member:

All persons who owned residential real property on or since December 30, 2021, OR on December 30, 2021 resided in a residential property that was your primary residence in the Curtis Bay Class Area as defined:

Beginning at the intersection of W. Bay Ave. and E. Patapsco Ave. extending southeast to the intersection of E. Patapsco Ave. and Curtis Ave. then extending south along Curtis Ave until its intersection with railroad tracks (located at approximately 39.216431, -71.586-087), then southwest to the intersection of Branch Ave. and Arundel Blvd., then northwest to the intersection of W. Bay Avenue and Church Street. then north along W. Bay Ave. to the intersection of W. Bay Ave. and E. Patapsco Ave.

The Class Area includes properties immediately abutting the boundary lines described above, including, for example, on the north side of E. Patapsco Ave. between West Bay Ave. and Curtis Ave.

The Class Area is depicted on a map as the blue shaded area:



A federal court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

If you are a class member, your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.

Read this notice carefully





Submit a Claim and Release Form

Deadline: July 18, 2024


The only way to get a cash payment.


Exclude Yourself

Deadline: July 18, 2024


Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to possibly ever be part of any other lawsuit concerning your real property or residence in the Curtis Bay Class Area and relating to the legal claims in this case brought for an explosion that occurred on December 30, 2021. Exclude yourself by submitting a request to the Settlement Administrator and Parties as explained below.



Deadline: July 18, 2024


Write to the Court about why you do not agree with the Settlement but remain a class member.


Go To a Hearing

Deadline: July 18, 2024


Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, but you must remain a class member to speak.


Do Nothing


Get no payment. Give up rights.


  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice. Additional information is available on the FAQ page of this website.
  • The Court in charge of this case still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after appeals are resolved. Please be patient.