Class Eligibility

The Court has decided that the Settlement Class will include all owner/occupants and renters of residential property within the Class Area at any point in time from October 31, 2012 to the present (the “Class Period”). If the Court approves the settlement, the Class Period will continue until the date the Court’s approval of the proposed settlement becomes final and non-appealable. The Class Area extends in an approximate 2.5 mile radius from the center of the Stony Hollow Landfill, located at 2460 South Gettysburg Road, Dayton Ohio, and is illustrated in detail in Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement.

Estimated Amount

Pro Rata Share

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Beck v. Stony Hollow Landfill Inc.,
Case No. 3:16-cv-00455,
District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Case Summary

The lawsuit (Beck v. Stony Hollow Landfill, Inc., Southern District of Ohio Case No: 3:16-cv-455) was filed on November 1, 2016, and concerns the alleged airborne emission of pollutants, air contaminants, and noxious odors from the Stony Hollow Landfill. The lawsuit alleges that at least certain odor emissions in the area surrounding the landfill occurred because of Defendants’ conduct. The Named Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit alleges that these emissions have interfered with her ability to use and enjoy her home. Defendant has vigorously denied and continues to deny all claims of wrongdoing or liability arising out of the allegations and claims asserted in the lawsuit. Among other things, Defendant maintains that emissions are part of the ordinary operation of a landfill, and point to several other causes of emissions in the surrounding area.

Settlement Pool





Liddle & Dubin PC
975 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

10 responses to “Stony Hollow Landfill Odor Class Action Settlement”

  1. Devier Washington says:

    I am still very disappointed nobody cares.

  2. Devante a Burney says:

    I am still very disappointed nobody cares

    ADMIN – Hi Devante,

    I would say I care but I am not familiar with the severity of the stench.

  3. michelle canning says:

    I am still very disappointed nobody cares

    ADMIN – Hi Michelle,

    I am sorry about that.

  4. Jeanette Gibson says:

    I am sorry that the residents who had to live with this problem since the start of the landfill had no real input into settlement ,which is a no settlement at all. The sum decided does not begin to compensate the damage that was done to our community. Health issue not addressed, erosion of property by water circumvention to flood our properties., and non use because of the stench and chemicals emitted into the air for the past twenty years. This settlement is pitiful.

    ADMIN – Hi Jeanette,

    I am sorry.

  5. John says:

    Having worked at a world-class landfill for 5 years I find this kind of thing disheartening. We are mandated by the EPA and state to have low acceptable emissions of any odor. It’s basically unacceptable. I’m wondering why this landfill was able to operate under such conditions. This is certainly not normal in the industry as a whole.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Absolutely heartbreaking.

  6. Sarah says:

    Was this landfill here before or after residents moved in is my question. I believe every landfill is expected to give off a particular stench due to the burning of the gasses. It is inevitable.

    ADMIN – Hi Sarah,

    I believe it was there before.

  7. aisha jones says:

    i cannot drink the water. i have to used bottled water for cooking coffee and bathing to a certain point. my skin has became very irrated to which i have to go to see my doctor for prescription creams and lotions to protect my skin..i have to travel to a family members house to wash my hair and clothes… i have to use bottled water to brush my teeth and bleach to clean my dishes. the smell is so horrible to where it will wake you up…not to mention at late evening, summer time and when it rains. i have been diagnosed with gasteronitis several times due to the living conditions. this is very unacceptable and someone should be held accountable!

    ADMIN – Hi Aisha,

    This settlement has nothing to do with water. It is about odor in the air.

  8. Monique Harris says:

    I have lived here for years dealing with the smell but not sure why I wasn’t notified about the lawsuit. Everyone in my area should have been made aware of this this as well. We have all suffered from this smell. This should go back way before 2012.

    ADMIN – Hi Monique,

    I believe there is a statute of limitations.

  9. Gloria Perry says:

    Why is this landfill where people live, this smell so bad. I can’t enjoy my yard and it smell comes in my home. Why do we have to live with this. No one would want this smell at their home. The people who own this place should live here.

    ADMIN – Hi Gloria,

    I am sorry about your situation. If you are a class member please file a claim.

  10. Kevin Biggs says:

    When will they release the checks? No one has heard anything about that yet…

    ADMIN – Hi Kevin,

    It is best if you contact the class action administrator.

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