Antelope Valley Groundwater Small Pumper Class Action Website
 
 
Wood Class / Small Pumper Home Page


THIS IS THE HOME PAGE OF THE WOOD CLASS / SMALL PUMPER ANTELOPE VALLEY GROUNDWATER LITIGATION CLASS ACTION WEBSITE. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS HOME PAGE ARE LINKS TO OTHER RELEVANT WEBSITES AS WELL AS THE OTHER PAGES OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE RESPONSE FORM.

THE ANTELOPE VALLEY GROUNDWATER CASES ARE A GROUP OF CASES PENDING IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT WHICH HAVE BEEN COORDINATED. ALL OF THOSE CASES CONCERN THE SAME BASIC SUBJECT – THE PARTIES’ RIGHTS TO PUMP AND USE THE GROUNDWATER UNDERLYING THE ANTELOPE VALLEY ADJUDICATION AREA (AS DEFINED IN THE COURT’S ORDER OF NOVEMBER 3, 2006).

THE COURT HAS CERTIFIED TWO (2) CLASSES OF LANDOWNERS, WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW.

  A. THE WOOD / SMALL PUMPER CLASS ESSENTIALLY CONSISTS OF OWNERS OF PROPERTIES WITHIN THE ADJUDICATION AREA WHO HAVE PUMPED WATER ON THOSE PROPERTIES, AS DEFINED AS FOLLOWS:

All private (i.e., non-governmental) persons and entities that own real property with the Basin, as adjudicated, and that have been pumping less than 25 acre-feet per year on their property during any year from 1946 to the present.

The Class excludes the defendants herein, any person, firm, trust, corporation, or other entity in which any defendant has a controlling interest or which is related to or affiliated with any of the defendants, and the representatives, heirs, affiliates, successors-in-interest or assigns of any such excluded party. The Class also excludes all persons and entities that are shareholders in a mutual water company.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE WOOD / SMALL PUMPER CLASS, YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE CLASS NOTICE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 4, 2009. THE NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE WOOD / SMALL PUMPER CLASS AND THE RESPONSE FORM ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINKS ON THE LEFT.

 
  B. THE WILLIS / NON-PUMPER CLASS ESSENTIALLY CONSISTS OF OWNERS OF PROPERTIES WITHIN THE ADJUDICATION AREA WHO HAVE NEVER PUMPED WATER ON THOSE PROPERTIES. For more information, please go to this page: WILLIS / NON-PUMPER CLASS.  


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONSULT THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THE LINKS ON THE LEFT, INCLUDING THE LINK TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. OF COURSE, YOU MAY CONSULT YOUR LAWYER OR OTHER ADVISORS.

 
 
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