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.

  • Refco, Inc. NYSE: RFX Securities
    Refco, Inc. NYSE: RFX Securities
    October 12 2005

    Company: Refco, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: RFX Class Period: August 11, 2005 to October 10, 2005 Date Filed: Oct-12-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-10-05 Court: Southern District, NY Allegations:...

  • Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Homeland Security
    October 12 2005

    The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law of Texas together with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the DHS on behalf of lawful permanent residents whose rights are violated...

  • Commerce Department Employee Racial Discrimination
    Commerce Department Employee Racial Discrimination
    October 12 2005

    Current and former employees of the department filed a class action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in hiring and advancement practices. The class has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and claims employees...

  • Safeway et al. Milk Lactose Warning Label
    Safeway et al. Milk Lactose Warning Label
    October 12 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the suppliers and retailers of milk. The lawsuit seeks to require warning labels on milk in the District of Columbia regarding the effects of lactose intolerance. The Washington based Physicians...

  • Catholic Healthcare West Uninsured Overcharge
    Catholic Healthcare West Uninsured Overcharge
    October 12 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf uninsured Latinos alleging price gouging. The class claims 40 of the defendant's hospitals routinely charged uninsured patients up to five times the amount paid by private insurers and government...

  • Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. NYSE: TPX Securities
    Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. NYSE: TPX Securities
    October 11 2005

    Company: Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: TPX Class Period: April 22, 2005 to September 19, 2005 Date Filed: Oct-10-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-06-05 Court: Eastern District, KY...

  • Merck & Co. German Vioxx
    Merck & Co. German Vioxx
    October 4 2005

    A German class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all German 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; it...

  • AMERIGROUP Corporation NYSE: AGP Securities
    AMERIGROUP Corporation NYSE: AGP Securities
    October 4 2005

    Company: AMERIGROUP Corporation Ticker Symbol: NYSE: AGP Class Period: April 27, 2005 to September 28, 2005 Date Filed: Oct-04-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-02-05 Court: Eastern District, VA Allegations:...

  • FedEx Corp. Racial Discrimination
    FedEx Corp. Racial Discrimination
    October 3 2005

    Thousands of current and former minority employees filed a class action lawsuit against the delivery service company for allegedly paying them less than their white counterparts. The certified class action claims racial discrimination as...

  • Boston Scientific Corporation NYSE: BSX Securities
    Boston Scientific Corporation NYSE: BSX Securities
    September 27 2005

    Company: Boston Scientific Corporation Ticker Symbol: NYSE: BSX Class Period: March 31, 2003 to August 23, 2005 Date Filed: Sep-21-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Nov-20-05 Court: District, MA Allegations:...