If you attended school as a student or worked as staff at Magnolia Elementary School in El Cajon, California for one or more school years between January 1, 1963 through April 14, 2020, you may qualify for benefits from this class action Settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about claims of exposure to toxic contamination from waste materials stored below ground at the Former Ametek Facility (located at 790 Greenfield Avenue, El Cajon, California). Generally, you are included in the Settlement if you attended school as a student or worked as staff at Magnolia Elementary School in Cajon, California for one or more school years between January 1, 1963 through April 14, 2020.

The Settlement includes every person who: (1) attended Magnolia Elementary School as a student for one or more school years between January 1, 1963 through April 14, 2020; or (2) worked as staff at Magnolia Elementary School for one or more school years between January 1, 1963 through April 14, 2020.

The Settlement Class excludes any individual who has independently settled or resolved any claims related to exposure to contaminants emanating from the Former Ametek Facility with any Defendant in the Trujillo Action, and specifically including any person who has settled or resolved claims directly with Ametek, Inc., Senior Operations LLC, or any of Defendants’ present, former, and future parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, stockholders, benefit plans, officers, directors, employees, joint ventures, members, domestic and foreign corporations, attorneys, insurers, agents and any of their legal representatives, and the predecessors, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns of the same.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Receive Medical Consultation

To make a claim against the Settlement Fund and to receive any medical consultation benefits from the Settlement, Class Members are required to submit a Claim Form. To submit a Claim Form, you must follow the instructions on the Claim Form and in FAQ 11.

If the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final and effective, you remain in the Settlement Class, and if you filed a timely Claim Form, you are eligible to receive the benefits.

Exclude Yourself from the Settlement Receive no benefit from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to retain your right to bring any other lawsuit against Ametek about the claims in this case.
Object Write to the Court if you do not like the terms of the Settlement.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
Do Nothing You will not receive any benefits from the Settlement and will give up your right to bring your own lawsuit against Ametek about the claims in this case.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the FAQ page of this website.