Sauder Schelkopf is investigating litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses impacted by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions. On September 13, 2018, there were over 60 reports of structures on fire in the Merrimack Valley region. Customers of Columbia Gas in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover were ordered to leave their homes immediately. National Grid announced plans to cut off all related electricity to halt the spreading gas. The Columbia Gas company had announced earlier that day that it would be upgrading gas lines in neighborhoods across the state, including the area where the explosions occurred. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a statement urging residents “to heed instructions from local officials for important public safety announcements, including evacuations and suspending gas usage.”
Sauder Schelkopf is experienced representing property owners and businesses in a variety of litigation including a $10.3 million settlement related to the Outer Banks’ evacuation. Read about that case here.
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If you were injured, your property was damaged or your business lost revenue as the result of the evacuation, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page.