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.

  • Alcohol Companies marketing to minors
    Alcohol Companies marketing to minors
    December 3 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against several alcohol companies, including Coors Brewing Co. and Heineken; distilled spirits manufacturers Mark Anthony Brands, Bacardi USA, Bacardi Group, Brown-Forman, Diageo, and Kobrand and the Beer...

  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. denying malpractice insurance to Iowa doctors
    St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. denying malpractice insurance to Iowa doctors
    December 3 2003

    St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co., IA A class action lawsuit has been filed against St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. by two doctors from Linn County, Iowa. The doctors allege that the company has denied malpractice insurance coverage...

  • Florida nursing home residents insurance deductions
    Florida nursing home residents insurance deductions
    December 3 2003

    Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the State of Florida on behalf of 16,000 Florida nursing home residents. The suit alleges that the state is violating a federal law which requires the state to deduct the extra...

  • 7-Eleven Inc. and MDK benzene leak
    7-Eleven Inc. and MDK benzene leak
    December 3 2003

    Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against 7-Eleven Inc. and MDK, the previous owners of the 7-Eleven gas station in Goshen, Indiana. The suit alleges that benzene vapors have leaked from the company's underground storage...

  • AT&T Wireless employees overtime
    AT&T Wireless employees overtime
    December 3 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T Wireless Services Inc. on behalf of hundreds of AT&T Wireless employees. The suit alleges that employees at the company's call center in Plano, Texas were regularly required to work more than 40...

  • Sunnybrook Hospital improper sterilization of equipment
    Sunnybrook Hospital improper sterilization of equipment
    December 3 2003

    Sunnybrook Hospital A $200 million dollar class action lawsuit has been filed against Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, Ontario. The suit was filed on behalf of patients who ere treated with the use of equipment that had not been properly...

  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. NYSE: MMC securities
    Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. NYSE: MMC securities
    December 2 2003

    Company: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: MMC Class Period: January 3, 2000 to November 3, 2003 Court: Southern District, NY Date Filed: Dec-03-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan-30-04 Allegations:...

  • Warnaco Inc. NASD: WRNC securities
    Warnaco Inc. NASD: WRNC securities
    December 2 2003

    Company: Warnaco Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: WRNC Class Period: August 15, 2000 to June 8, 2001 Court: Southern District, NY Date Filed: Dec-01-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan-30-04 Allegations:...

  • Zapata Industries Inc.  plant closing
    Zapata Industries Inc. plant closing
    November 25 2003

    Zapata Industries Inc., Muskogee, Oklahoma Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against bottle-cap maker Zapata Industries Inc. of Muskogee, Oklahoma on behalf of more than 100 former employees. The suit alleges that the two...

  • 12 Michigan cities cable fees
    12 Michigan cities cable fees
    November 25 2003

    12 Michigan cities Class action status is being sought in the lawsuits filed against the 12 Michigan cities of St. Clair Shores, Warren, Troy, Royal Oak, Canton, Plymouth, Midland, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Livonia and Westland. The...