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.

  • Insurance and Living-Trust Companies seniors
    Insurance and Living-Trust Companies seniors
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against several insurance companies and living-trust companies that market to elderly people, including Estate Preservation Inc., Ameri-Estate Legal Plan Inc., American Investors Life Insurance Co., American...

  • Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, NC health insurance
    Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, NC health insurance
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against North Carolina hospitals Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital on behalf of uninsured patients. The suit alleges that the hospitals are gouging patients who make too much money...

  • Autobytel, Inc. NASD: ABTL securities
    Autobytel, Inc. NASD: ABTL securities
    November 22 2004

    Company: Autobytel, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: ABTL Class Period: July 24, 2003 to October 21, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-17-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-28-04 Court: Central District, CA Allegations:...

  • Sourcecorp, Inc. NASD: SRCP securities
    Sourcecorp, Inc. NASD: SRCP securities
    November 22 2004

    Company: Sourcecorp, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: SRCP Class Period: May 7, 2003 to October 27, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-17-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-31-04 Court: Northern District, TX Allegations:...

  • UTStarcom, Inc. NASD: UTSI securities
    UTStarcom, Inc. NASD: UTSI securities
    November 22 2004

    Company: UTStarcom, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: UTSI Class Period: April 16, 2003 to August 11, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-18-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan-12-05 Court: Northern District, CA Allegations:...

  • Century Insurance accident surcharge
    Century Insurance accident surcharge
    November 16 2004

    If you have purchased auto insurance for the first time, you may have been charged an allegedly improper "accident surcharge". If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in this case against 21st Century Insurance...

  • Abbott Laboratories and Hospira retirement
    Abbott Laboratories and Hospira retirement
    November 16 2004

    Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against Abbott Laboratories and Hospira on behalf of approximately 10,000 U.S. employees who were denied retirement benefits as part of Abbot's spin off its hospital products division into a...

  • Farmers accident surcharge
    Farmers accident surcharge
    November 16 2004

    If you purchased Farmer's Auto Insurance, you may have been charged an allegedly improper "accident surcharge" - for California residents only. Farmer's Auto Insurance has been reportedly charging an additional fee for previously uninsured...

  • The City of Shreveport, LA property taxpayers
    The City of Shreveport, LA property taxpayers
    November 16 2004

    Class action status has been granted to a lawsuit filed against the city of Shreveport, Louisiana on behalf of more than 70,000 property taxpayers. The suit alleges that the taxes from a 1996 bond proposal were misappropriated, and states that...

  • Bloomingdale's false advertising
    Bloomingdale's false advertising
    November 16 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bloomingdale's on behalf of consumers. The suit alleges that the company used false advertising to lure customers into the store for their "Fall Private Shoe Sale," which offered 35% to 40% off on the...