Settlement approved in Northstar TCE Class Action

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, June 18 /CNW/ - The Northstar TCE Class Action was
approved today by the Honourable Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court.
The Class Action had been brought on behalf of Cambridge residents against
Northstar Aerospace, Inc. and Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. in respect of
alleged contamination of Trichloroethylene ("TCE") in the proximity of
Northstar's Bishop Street plant.
    "We are very pleased with this result and look forward to moving ahead
with the implementation of the compensation program" says Michael Eizenga, one
of the Class Counsel responsible for negotiating the settlement. David
Thompson, another of the Class Counsel, indicated that formal notice of the
settlement would be published in the near future and would provide details,
including deadlines, of how claimants are able to submit a claim.
    Assuming the settlement is implemented as envisioned, Class Members will
receive their first payment under the program in November.
    The plaintiff class in this action is represented by a consortium of
three area firms:

    -   David Thompson from Scarfone Hawkins LLP
    -   Neena Gupta from Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
    -   Mike Eizenga and Matthew Baer from Siskinds LLP

For further information:

For further information: Please see, or or contact Neena Gupta,
(519) 575-7501 or David Thompson at (905) 523-1333

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