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.

  • Carl Icahn, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
    Carl Icahn, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
    January 1 2006

    Conspiracy, violations of federal law and denial of constitutional rights are the core accusations made in a class action lawsuit regarding the pension benefits denied to former TWA pilots by financier Carl Icahn, the Pension Benefit Guaranty...

  • Canadian same sex benefits
    Canadian same sex benefits
    January 1 2006

    A $400 million national class action lawsuit on behalf of surviving lesbian and gay spouses for the denial of survivor benefits under the Canada Pension Plan was launched against the Federal Government. The lawsuit alleges that the Federal...

  • Ontario Trusteed Pension Plan
    Ontario Trusteed Pension Plan
    January 1 2006

    2,300 current and former employees of 26 Ontario farm co-operatives have filed a class action lawsuit against the Ontario Trusteed Pension Plan. The suit alleges that the defendants, including the pension plan board of trustees, its former...

  • Northwest Airlines Corporation OTC: NWACQ Securities
    Northwest Airlines Corporation OTC: NWACQ Securities
    January 1 2006

    Company: Northwest Airlines Corporation Ticker Symbol: OTC: NWACQ Class Period: April 21, 2005 to September 14, 2005 Date Filed: Dec-21-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Feb-20-06 Court: Southern District, NY...

  • SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. NASD: SRLS Securities
    SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. NASD: SRLS Securities
    January 1 2006

    Company: SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: SRLS Class Period: May 3, 2005 to December 19, 2005 Date Filed: Dec-23-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Feb-20-06 Court: Southern District, CA Allegations:...

  • 180Solutions, Inc. et al.
    180Solutions, Inc. et al.
    December 20 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court by Consumer Advocates Rights Enforcement Society, Inc., a California not for profit consumer rights advocacy corporation, and two other individuals, who are local...

  • Gateway, Inc. Defective Plasma TV
    Gateway, Inc. Defective Plasma TV
    December 20 2005

    A group of consumers have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for Southern District of California against the computer giant for allegedly violating the California Consumer's Legal Remedies Act and the...

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Oregon Employee Clothing
    Abercrombie & Fitch Oregon Employee Clothing
    December 20 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in the state of Oregon against Abercrombie & Fitch on behalf of current and former employees who worked at the retail store between December 9, 1999, and December 9, 2005. The suit alleges the company forced...

  • State of California College Tuition
    State of California College Tuition
    December 20 2005

    College students from 19 states filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were charged significantly more than illegal aliens to attend state run colleges in California. The lawsuit alleges California lawmakers and members of the board of...

  • Apple Computer, Inc. Earphone Hearing Damage
    Apple Computer, Inc. Earphone Hearing Damage
    December 16 2005

    iPod Earphones and Hearing Damage Recent reports note that the small earbud headphones distributed with most CD and MP3 headsets, specifically the Apple iPods, can cause permanent hearing damage. Professionals are looking into the use of...