The Waterfront Tourism Class includes persons or entities in operation between October 2, 2021, and December 31, 2021, who: (a) owned or worked on a sea vessel engaged in the business of ocean water tourism (including sport fishing, sea life observation, and leisure cruising) and accessed the water between the San Gabriel River and San Juan Creek in Dana Point; or (b) owned businesses that offered surfing, paddle boarding, recreational fishing, and/or other beach or ocean equipment rentals and/or lessons or activities; sold food or beverages; sold fishing bait or equipment, swimwear or surfing apparel, and/or other retail goods; or provided visitor accommodations south of the San Gabriel River, north of the San Juan Creek, and west of: (1) Highway 1 in Seal Beach; (2) Orange Avenue and Pacific View Avenue in Huntington Beach; and (3) Highway 1 south of Huntington Beach.
Excluded from the Waterfront Tourism Class are:
- the Amplify Defendants, any entity or division in which the Amplify Defendants have a controlling interest, and their legal representatives, officers, directors, employees, assigns and successors;
- the judge to whom this case is assigned, the judge’s staff, and any member of the judge’s immediate family;
- businesses that contract directly with the Amplify Defendants for use of the Pipeline;
- all employees of the law firms representing Plaintiffs and the Class Members; and
- all opt-outs.
If you did not receive a direct notice but you think you meet the above Waterfront Tourism Class definition, you needed to have contacted the Settlement Administrator by June 9, 2023. The Settlement Administrator will confer with Class Counsel in good faith to determine your eligibility and compensation under the Settlement. You can contact the Settlement Administrator by mail at Orange County Oil Spill Settlement c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91202, Seattle, WA 98111, by email at info@OCOilSpillSettlement.com, or by telephone at 1-877-917-0133.
If you are unsure whether you are a Waterfront Tourism Class member based on the type of business that you are engaged in, please reach out to the Settlement Administrator.