No. 23-30243.

81 F.4th 403 (2023)

IN RE Jefferson PARISH; Louisiana Regional Landfill Company; Waste Connections Bayou, Incorporated; Waste Connections US, Incorporated; Aptim Corporation, Petitioners.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED August 24, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Scott Futrell , Attorney, Connick & Connick, L.L.C., Metairie, LA, for Petitioner Jefferson Parish.

Megan Brillault , John H. Paul , Attorneys, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., New York, NY, Christopher D. Kratovil, Esq. , David John Schenck (argued) , Attorney, Dykema Gossett, P.L.L.C., Dallas, TX, Michael C. Mims , Liskow & Lewis, P.L.C., New Orleans, LA, James Slaughter , Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, DC, for Petitioners Louisiana Regional Landfill Company, Waste Connections Bayou, Incorporated, Waste Connections US, Incorporated.

John E. W. Baay, II, Esq. , Ernest Paul Gieger, Jr., Esq. , Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Petitioner Aptim Corporation.

Jason Zachary Landry (argued) , Martzell, Bickford & Centola, A.P.C., New Orleans, LA, Bruce C. Betzer , Law Office of Bruce C. Betzer, Metairie, LA, Dean J. Favret, Esq. , Trial Attorney, Angela Cecelia Imbornone, Favret, Demarest, Russo, Lutkewitte & Schaumburg, New Orleans, LA, Casey W. Moll , Law Office of John D. Sileo, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent Elias Jorge Ictech-Bendeck.

Anthony D. Irpino , Louise Crouchet Higgins , Attorney, Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent Savannah Thompson.

Bruce C. Betzer , Law Office of Bruce C. Betzer, Metairie, LA, for Respondents Larry Bernard, Sr., Mona Bernard.

Hope Lynette Harper , H.L. Harper & Associates, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, Edwin Mark Shorty, Jr. , Edwin M. Shorty, Jr. & Associates, A.P.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Respondent Nicole M. Landry-Boudreaux.

Sara Eliza James , Forrest Cressy & James, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, Eric C. Rowe (argued), Charles Allen Foster , Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P., Washington, DC, for Respondents Frederick E. Addison, Sr., Barbara Addison, Perry Andras, Sheila Baskin, Willie Faye Brooks.

Before King, Smith, and Elrod, Circuit Judges.

Jefferson Parish Landfill emitted noxious gases and odors into surrounding areas, so nearby residents sued. One of those lawsuits is the Ictech-Bendeck putative class action, which has not yet had a hearing on class certification. Another is the Addison mass action, which is comprised of over 500...

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