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.

  • Union Pacific Railroad contraceptive coverage
    Union Pacific Railroad contraceptive coverage
    April 12 2005

    Planned Parenthood has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 47,000 unionized employees. The lawsuit alleges gender discrimination by requiring female employees to purchase contraceptives with their own money. Plaintiffs are seeking...

  • Rhodia S.A. NYSE: RHA securities
    Rhodia S.A. NYSE: RHA securities
    April 11 2005

    Company: Rhodia S.A. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: RHA Class Period: April 26, 2001 to March 23, 2004 Date Filed: Apr-08-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jun-06-05 Court: District, NJ Allegations:...

  • WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. NASD: WRGD securities
    WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. NASD: WRGD securities
    April 9 2005

    Company: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: WRGD Class Period: February 12, 2004 to March 15, 2005 Date Filed: Apr-08-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jun-06-05 Court: Western District, WA...

  • Smith Barney gender discrimination
    Smith Barney gender discrimination
    April 5 2005

    The retail brokerage arm of Citigroup has been charged with a national class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. Four female financial consultants claim Smith Barney has engaged in a pattern of gender discrimination through sales...

  • University of Pittsburgh basketball ticket
    University of Pittsburgh basketball ticket
    April 5 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the University for its new policy regarding basketball season tickets. The new policy reassigns seating depending on the amount a ticket holder donates to the school. The class action claims the...

  • Stanley Medical Research Institute organ donation
    Stanley Medical Research Institute organ donation
    April 5 2005

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the institution for allegedly failing to obtain informed consent for organ donations. Between 1999 and 2003, approximately one hundred deceased residents from Maine had their...

  • King County Library System  wrongful termination
    King County Library System wrongful termination
    April 5 2005

    Six former Washington State employees have filed a class action lawsuit against their previous employer. The substitute or intermittent staff members are claiming they were wrongfully terminated from the library because of a new union contract...

  • Baltimore Police Department forced retirement
    Baltimore Police Department forced retirement
    April 5 2005

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the department and names Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm and Mayor Martin O'Malley as the defendants. Thirty disabled and injured Baltimore polices officers are claiming they were forced to retire...

  • Allianz Life Insurance Co. Class Action Lawsuit - Allianz Lawsuits Filed
    Allianz Life Insurance Co. Class Action Lawsuit - Allianz Lawsuits Filed
    April 5 2005

    Allianz Life Insurance Deferred Annuity Elder Abuse Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America faces lawsuits alleging that Allianz improperly marketed and sold deferred annuities to seniors. Allianz Life Insurance Company has faced multiple...

  • Federal Aviation Administration flight service specialist
    Federal Aviation Administration flight service specialist
    April 5 2005

    Hundreds of flight service specialists have filed an age discrimination class action lawsuit against their employer in an attempt to keep their jobs from being contracted out. Approximately 790 federal employees are claiming that the FAA's...