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.

  • Citizens Gas & Coke Utility Employee Screening
    Citizens Gas & Coke Utility Employee Screening
    August 2 2005

    A class action has been filed against the company alleging bias against African Americans and hindering their chances of getting hired or advancing. Citizens administered a test used to screen employees and outside job applicants. Eight...

  • De Beers Diamond Antitrust
    De Beers Diamond Antitrust
    August 2 2005

    A class action has been certified against the international diamond giant. The lawsuit claims De Beers 'cartel' has dominated the market for rough diamonds worldwide, controlling as much as 80% of the world's diamond supply. The class also...

  • Old Dutch Farms Sewage
    Old Dutch Farms Sewage
    August 2 2005

    Several residents of the mobile home park have filed class action lawsuit against the owners, claiming unsanitary living conditions. The lawsuit alleges that Birmingham based Uniprop has failed to adequately maintain the community and caused...

  • Avon Products, Inc. NYSE: AVP Securities
    Avon Products, Inc. NYSE: AVP Securities
    August 1 2005

    Company: Avon Products, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: AVP Class Period: April 8, 2005 to July 18, 2005 Date Filed: Jul-29-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Sept-27-05 Court: Southern District, NY Allegations:...

  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. NYSE: RNR Securities
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. NYSE: RNR Securities
    July 29 2005

    Company: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: RNR Class Period: January 24, 2002 to July 25, 2005 Date Filed: Jul-29-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Sept-25-05 Court: Southern District, NY Allegations:...

  • Louisiana Pacific Corp. Defective Roof Shingles
    Louisiana Pacific Corp. Defective Roof Shingles
    July 26 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 5,300 homeowners with roofs made of Nature Guard shingles. The suit claims shingles absorb water and cause them to expand and crack. The fire safe alternative to cedar shakes are made of cement...

  • Hyatt International Corporation Internet Reservation
    Hyatt International Corporation Internet Reservation
    July 26 2005

    A class action has been filed on behalf of all guests of Hyatt's hotel in Moscow since July 2002. The complaint, filed under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, alleges that Hyatt made deceptive and misleading...

  • Taser International Stun Gun
    Taser International Stun Gun
    July 26 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the company for allegedly misleading police departments across the country about the safety of its stun guns. The suit claims the weapon has not been adequately tested and was sold to police through...

  • Home Depot Payroll
    Home Depot Payroll
    July 25 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the chain store claiming they routinely shaved hours from payroll reports and illegally cut back on workers' wages. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court of New York for the Eastern...

  • MCI, Inc. Billing
    MCI, Inc. Billing
    July 25 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of telephone customers nationwide who were unlawfully billed by MCI, Inc. for monthly service charges despite the fact they were not MCI customers. The suit claims the telecommunications company...