LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Avoyelles Parish judge has approved a settlement in the $5.9 million class action lawsuit against Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance company.

New Orleans attorney Larry Centola tells the Town Talk ( ) no one objected to the settlement and it was approved Friday.

Four-hundred forty Louisiana residents have filed claims that they were overcharged by Acadian Ambulance for services sometime in the last two decades.

The deadline to file a claim is July 24. Claims reimbursement should be distributed in September of October.

The class action lawsuit involved people who were billed by or paid for services from Acadian between Jan. 1, 1994, and Dec. 31, 2013.

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