LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A hearing on a proposed settlement in the $5.9 million class action lawsuit against Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance company is scheduled for Friday in Avoyelles Parish.

The Advertiser reports 440 Louisiana residents have filed claims that they were overcharged by Acadian Ambulance for services sometime in the last two decades.

The lawsuit accuses the company of billing and collecting higher fees than called for in its agreement with insurance carriers.

The original judgment called for Acadian to pay $17 million, which was reduced when Acadian successfully moved for a new trial.

A fairness hearing is scheduled for Friday in Marksville to hear anyone who objects to the settlement.

According to the legal notice, reimbursement from the $5.9 million settlement is expected to be distributed in August or September.