Class Action Lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits

Filed class action lawsuits seeking claimants. A class action lawsuit is when there is a large group of people who file a complaint against a defendant for similar grievances. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone in the class, that class being a group of people who share similar circumstances, injuries and damages. For example, if there is a food illness class action lawsuit, all plaintiffs in the class would have had the same injury (e.g., salmonella) as a result of eating the same tainted food. A lawyer may file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all injured parties who are seeking compensation from the defendant.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch dress code
    Abercrombie & Fitch dress code
    February 15 2005

    Class action certification has been granted to a lawsuit filed against Abercrombie & Fitch on behalf of current and former employees. The suit alleges that the company's unwritten, but strictly enforced, dress code violates a Washington law that...

  • First Command Financial Planning
    First Command Financial Planning
    February 15 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against First Command Financial Planning on behalf of military investors who bought the company's systematic investment plans before Dec. 15, 2004 and did not sell the plan before that date. The suit...

  • Federal Aviation Administration discrimination against older employees
    Federal Aviation Administration discrimination against older employees
    February 15 2005

    The National Association of Air Traffic Specialists has filed an age discrimination class action lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of 1,935 air traffic controllers. The suit was filed following the FAA's decision to...

  • Agropur cooperative contaminated milk
    Agropur cooperative contaminated milk
    February 15 2005

    An $11 million class action lawsuit has been filed against Agropur cooperative, which owns the milk manufacturer Natrel, on behalf of consumers who became ill after drinking Sealtest brand chocolate milk that was contaminated with a cleaning...

  • Washtenaw County, MI
    Washtenaw County, MI
    February 15 2005

    The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that an 8-year-old class action filed in Washtenaw County by female prisoners may proceed. The suit alleges sexual assault and abuse at the hands of male staff at state prisons. The suit includes about 500...

  • PNC Financial Service
    PNC Financial Service
    February 15 2005

    Class action status is being sought in a federal lawsuit filed against PNC Financial Service on behalf of about 50,000 current and former PNC employees. The suit alleges that in 1999 the company illegally converted its traditional pension plan...

  • Verizon Communications spam blocking
    Verizon Communications spam blocking
    February 15 2005

    Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Verizon Communications on behalf of consumers. The suit alleges that the company's policy of blocking overseas junk e-mail interferes with legitimate e-mail as well. The suit states that...

  • Wells Fargo & Co. overtime
    Wells Fargo & Co. overtime
    February 15 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wells Fargo & Co. on behalf of business systems employees, who have the job titles of "business systems analysts" and "business systems consultants." The suit alleges that Wells Fargo has a common...

  • McDonald's
    McDonald's
    February 15 2005

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated part of a class action lawsuit filed against McDonald's for making people fat. The court reinstated the claims the pertained to deceptive advertising, and ruled that a lower court judge erred...

  • Detroit Diesel Corp. antitrust
    Detroit Diesel Corp. antitrust
    February 15 2005

    Class action certification is being sought in a lawsuit filed against Detroit Diesel Corp., a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, on behalf of truck dealers. The suit alleges that the company violated federal antitrust laws by organizing an...