Lawrenceburg and Greendale, IN property owners could be part of distillery lawsuit settlement

Class action lawsuit settlement in Lawrenceburg, IN (Video)

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Some property owners in Lawrenceburg and Greendale, Indiana maybe entitled to part of a $1,200,000 settlement.

It's part of a class action lawsuit settlement for damages, William Klepper v. ACE Insurance, Dearborn County. It results from ethanol emissions from a local distillery, which use to be owned by Pernod Ricard, which can cause the growth of mold.

"It's disgusting if you want to know the truth. It's totally disgusting," said property owner Jackie Turner. "And I've never seen it like this, honestly never seen it like this."

Turner has been living off and on in her childhood home for 75 years and showed FOX19 NOW what she calls mold on the side of her home.

Recently, claim notices and forms were mailed out to about 7,000 property owners in Dearborn County. It only applies to property owners from December 21, 2001 to September 12, 2009.

The settlement amount per parcel varies by zones, which are categorized by a high impact zone and reduced impact zone.

For some properties owners this is welcomed news.

"I think that's it probably needed, close to Seagram's you can see the mold around the houses and things like that. It make Lawrenceburg look a little better," said property owner Jewel Garrison.

Click here for more information on the settlement.

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