Class Action Settlements

Class Action Settlements

Class action lawsuits that have settled or have proposed settlements. If a class action lawsuit settles, the court will hold fairness hearings to ensure the terms of the settlement are fair to all class members. There are usually two fairness hearings—the first is the "Preliminary Approval" hearing. After that hearing, a Notice of Proposed Settlement is sent out to class members. A Final Fairness Hearing follows at which class members can voice their opinions about the settlement. After that, a deadline is set for class members to submit claims.

  • Settlement Approved in Google Slide Text Message Class Action Lawsuit
    Settlement Approved in Google Slide Text Message Class Action Lawsuit
    July 8 2013

    Los Angeles, CA: Final approval of a settlement in the spam text messaging class action pending against Google subsidiary Slide Inc, has been granted. The lawsuit alleges Google’s Slide violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by...

  • $7M Settlement Reached in BP Tainted Gasoline Class Action Lawsuit
    $7M Settlement Reached in BP Tainted Gasoline Class Action Lawsuit
    July 3 2013

    Indianapolis, IN: Petrochemical giant BP Products North America Inc, has reached a $7 million defective product class action lawsuit settlement concerning allegations it sold contaminated gasoline. According to a statement issued on the...

  • $5.3M Settlement Reached in RadioShack Class Action Lawsuit
    $5.3M Settlement Reached in RadioShack Class Action Lawsuit
    July 2 2013

    New York, NY: A $5.3 million settlement has been reached in a consumer privacy class action lawsuit pending against RadioShack Corp. The lawsuit, entitled Redman, et al. v. RadioShack Corp alleges that RadioShack violated the Fair and Accurate...

  • Jackson National Life Insurance Agrees $24M Settlement In Elder Financial Fraud Class Action
    Jackson National Life Insurance Agrees $24M Settlement In Elder Financial Fraud Class Action
    June 25 2013

    San Francisco, CA: A $25 million settlement has been proposed, which, if approved, would settle the proposed consumer fraud and elder financial abuse class action pending against Jackson National Life Insurance Co. The insurer has agreed to pay the...

  • Groupon Canada Reaches Tentative Settlement
    Groupon Canada Reaches Tentative Settlement
    June 25 2013

    Toronto, ON: A potential consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Groupon over expired deal purchases has reached a proposed settlement. The lawsuit, filed in Canada, alleges that Groupon’s use of, and representations to, consumers...

  • LiveDeal Settles Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit
    LiveDeal Settles Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit
    June 25 2013

    Las Vegas, NV: LiveDeal, Inc, has finalized a settlement in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit Global Education Services, Inc. v. LiveDeal, Inc., et al. Final approval of the settlement occurred on May 27, 2013, marking the formal end of...

  • $54.5M Settlement Proposed for Some Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
    $54.5M Settlement Proposed for Some Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
    June 24 2013

    New York, NY: A $54.5 million settlement has been reached, potentially ending several transvaginal mesh lawsuits which allege the implants eroded in the plaintiffs, leaving them incontinent and suffering from chronic pain. Endo Health Solutions Inc...

  • GSK to Pay $185M in Flonase Antitrust Class Action Settlements
    GSK to Pay $185M in Flonase Antitrust Class Action Settlements
    June 21 2013

    New York, NY: Two settlements have been approved in the antitrust class action lawsuits pending against GlaxoSmithKline PLC, (GSK). The lawsuits allege that GSK deliberately prevented generic versions of Flonase nasal spray from going to market...

  • Clothing Chain Wet Seal Settles Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit
    Clothing Chain Wet Seal Settles Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit
    June 19 2013

    Los Angeles, CA: Wet Seal has agreed to settle a national discrimination class action lawsuit filed by four current and former Wet Seal employees on behalf of themselves and a class of those similarly situated. The lawsuit alleges Wet Seal...

  • US Postal Services Settles Discrimination Class Action for $17.3M
    US Postal Services Settles Discrimination Class Action for $17.3M
    June 14 2013

    Washington, DC: A $17.3 million settlement has been reached in the discrimination class action brought against The U.S. Postal Service by employees with disabilities. Some 41,000 past and current postal service employees are involved in the...