The Court sent you the Class Notice because you have a right to know about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit, and about your options, before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement. If the Court approves it, and after objections and appeals are resolved, property owners in the Class Area will receive the settlement benefits described in the notice.
The Notice package explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them.
The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the case is known as Juan Duarte, et al. v. United States Metals Refining Company, et al., Civil Action No. 2:17-cv-01624. The people who sued are called the Plaintiffs, and the companies they sued, United States Metals Refining Company (USMR), Freeport Minerals Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., and Amax Realty Development, Inc., are called the Defendants.