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.

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center Excessive Hospital Fees
    Virginia Mason Medical Center Excessive Hospital Fees
    September 13 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Seattle hospital after it charged $1,100 to clip a patient's toe nail. Lori Mill filed the lawsuit alleging excessive fees. The medical center claims its downtown complex is authorized by...

  • Merck & Co. Canadian Vioxx
    Merck & Co. Canadian Vioxx
    September 13 2005

    A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all Canadian citizens against the U.S pharmaceutical manufacturer of Vioxx. The lawsuit claims this anti inflammatory medication increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death...

  • Osceola Farms Co. Employee
    Osceola Farms Co. Employee
    September 13 2005

    Approximately 1,000 former sugar cane cutters, who worked between 1987 and 1992, filed a class action lawsuit against the nation's largest sugar producer seeking to recover more than $5 million in back wages. The lawsuit claims Osceola underpaid...

  • TXU Corp. NYSE: TXU Securities
    TXU Corp. NYSE: TXU Securities
    September 11 2005

    Company: TXU Corp. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: TXU Class Period: September 15, 2004 to October 13, 2004 Date Filed: Sep-08-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Nov-07-05 Court: Northern District, TX Allegations:...

  • Arbinet-thexchange Inc. NASD: ARBX Securities
    Arbinet-thexchange Inc. NASD: ARBX Securities
    September 5 2005

    Company: Arbinet-thexchange Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: ARBX Class Period: IPO: December 16, 2004 Date Filed: Sep-03-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-30-05 Court: District, NJ Allegations:...

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. NYSE: ANF Securities
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. NYSE: ANF Securities
    September 5 2005

    Company: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: ANF Class Period: June 2, 2005 to August 16, 2005 Date Filed: Sep-02-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-30-05 Court: Southern District, OH Allegations:...

  • Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte, and Noboa Banana Antitrust
    Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte, and Noboa Banana Antitrust
    September 5 2005

    Produce buyers and consumers from Miami have filed several class action lawsuits alleging banana price fixing and conspiracy to increase the price of the world's most popular fruit. The lawsuits also claim the four companies exchanged...

  • Quest Diagnostics Patient Balance Billing
    Quest Diagnostics Patient Balance Billing
    September 5 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in West Palm Beach federal court against the nation's largest diagnostic laboratory for allegedly balance billing patients. Balance-billing is an illegal process where health care providers charge patients...

  • New York State Seneca Lake Sprayground
    New York State Seneca Lake Sprayground
    September 5 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the state for the massive parasitic outbreak that occurred at the Seneca Lake Sprayground from June through mid August. More than 3,800 people have reported becoming ill after having water contact...

  • Immucor, Inc. NASD: BLUD Securities
    Immucor, Inc. NASD: BLUD Securities
    September 3 2005

    Company: Immucor, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: BLUD Class Period: January 7, 2005 to August 29, 2005 Date Filed: Aug-31-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-30-05 Court: Northern District, GA Allegations:...