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.

  • FirstEnergy Corp. NYSE: FE securities
    FirstEnergy Corp. NYSE: FE securities
    September 2 2003

    Company: FirstEnergy Corp. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: FE Class Period: April 24, 2002 to August 14, 2003 Court: Northern District, OH Date Filed: Aug-27-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-10-03 Allegations: A Class...

  • Ontario automobile insurers insurance deductibles
    Ontario automobile insurers insurance deductibles
    September 2 2003

    Class Action certification has been granted by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to several lawsuits filed against more than two dozen Ontario automobile insurers. The suits are in regards to the insurance deductibles withheld by the defendant...

  • BearingPoint, Inc. NYSE: BE securities
    BearingPoint, Inc. NYSE: BE securities
    September 2 2003

    Company: BearingPoint, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: BE Class Period: October 30, 2002 through August 13, 2003 Court: Eastern District, VA Date Filed: Aug-25-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-20-03 Allegations: Notice...

  • Countrywide Financial Corp. workplace regulation violations
    Countrywide Financial Corp. workplace regulation violations
    September 2 2003

    Class action status has been granted in a lawsuit filed against Countrywide Financial Corp. on behalf of approximately 400 employees at Countrywide call centers in Rosemead and Pasadena, California. The suit, which was filed in February 2002...

  • Alaska Communications Systems violated calling plan terms
    Alaska Communications Systems violated calling plan terms
    September 2 2003

    This case settled in 2005, settlement benefits are being distributed to class members for the period Sept. 2005 to Sept. 2006. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Alaska Communications Systems on behalf of approximately 25,400...

  • Province of Nova Scotia Video Online Lottery addicts
    Province of Nova Scotia Video Online Lottery addicts
    September 2 2003

    Class action status is being sought for a lawsuit to be filed against the province of Nova Scotia on behalf of Video Online Lottery addicts. The suit would seek compensation for harm the video lottery terminals have caused addicts, and would...

  • Finagle a Bagel violated emplyment laws
    Finagle a Bagel violated emplyment laws
    September 2 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Boston based franchise Finagle a Bagel. The suit was filed on behalf of Sri Lankan trainees alleging that the company violated minimum wage and overtime laws, unfairly terminated their employment...

  • National Foundation Life Insurance breach of contract
    National Foundation Life Insurance breach of contract
    September 2 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been certified against Texas insurer National Foundation Life Insurance on behalf of Indiana policyholders. The suit charges the company with breach of contract, bad faith and violations of Indiana law, which states that...

  • Equifax Inc. failed overtime payment
    Equifax Inc. failed overtime payment
    September 2 2003

    Class action certification is being sought in a lawsuit filed against credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. on behalf of 60 current and former employees of Equifax's Boca Raton e-marketing division. The suit alleges that the company has failed to...

  • Allstate Corp. age discrimination
    Allstate Corp. age discrimination
    September 2 2003

    Class action certification is being sought in lawsuits filed against Allstate Corp. alleging violations of age-discrimination laws. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged that the company violated the laws by terminating more...