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Miner Barnill & Galland Class Action Lawsuit holds Town Hall Meetings May 30, May 31 and June 1

On Thursday, May 25 VCAN received this email and an attachment labeled US Steel Class Certification. The attachment appears to be a Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law on Plaintiff's Motions for Class Certification signed on May 12, 2023 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. I can't read the Judge's name. US Steel Corporation is listed as defendant. You can download the attachment.

The third paragraph of this Motion states "The proposed class area includes twenty-two community areas in the Mon Valley: Braddock, Clairton, Dravosburg, Duquesne, East McKeesport, East Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Borough, Elizabeth Township, Forward, Glassport, Jefferson Hills, Liberty, Lincoln, McKeesport, North Braddock, North Versailles, Pleasant Hills, Port Vue, Versailles, Wall, West Elizabeth, and West Mifflin."

If you want more information, contact Gadiel Castro-Zapata or your own attorney. There appears to be a link to register for the Town Hall meetings. Tom Bailey VCAN Secretary.


My law firm represents Mon Valley residents in a class action against U.S. Steel over pollution stemming from the December 2018 fire at its Clairton Coke Works. Two weeks ago, a Pennsylvania court issued a “class certification” order allowing our six plaintiffs to represent more than 123,000 of their neighbors in the lawsuit.

We’re holding a series of town hall meetings in the Valley next week to let residents know what the Court’s ruling could mean for them and answer questions. Can you help us get the word out by posting information about the town hall meetings to your email listserv or social media?

I’ve listed the locations, dates, and times of the town halls below; residents can sign up to attend any one of them at

May 30, 6:30-8:30pm: Jacob Woll Pavilion, 201 Sycamore Dr., McKeesport, PA 15132

May 31, 6:30-8:30pm: West Meeting Center, 1204 5th St., West Elizabeth, PA 15088

June 1, 6:30-8:30pm: Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236

For reference, I’ve also attached the Court’s opinion. Our website has links to some of the news stories on the case.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can be reached at this email or my direct line, 312-626-1030.

Thank you, Gadiel.

US Steel Class Certification
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Gadiel Castro-Zapata

Director of Operations & Development

Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.

325 North LaSalle, Suite 350

Chicago, Illinois 60654

O: 312-751-1170 Ext. 130 I D: 312-626-1030

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