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First checks for gas disaster victims being mailed Friday

The first $70 million in settlement payments to residents affected by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions will be mailed Friday, attorneys Morgan & Morgan announced in an email Wednesday.

Attorneys involved in the $143 million class action lawsuit previously asked for settlement payments to be fast tracked due the COVID-19 pandemic which shut down parts of the economy.

The checks for lump sump payments are being mailed six weeks earlier than expected, according to Morgan & Morgan.

“Getting this first round of checks out now rather than at the end of June will give a desperately needed lifeline to thousands of families during the COVID-19 shutdown,” according to the email.


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