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.

  • Facebook Settles User Privacy Class Action for $20M
    Facebook Settles User Privacy Class Action for $20M
    August 28 2013

    Washington, DC: A court settlement has been reached between Facebook and 614,000 users who make up the class in an Internet privacy class action against the social network. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook shared its members’ personal information...

  • $9M Settlement Proposed in Naked Juice Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit
    $9M Settlement Proposed in Naked Juice Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit
    August 28 2013

    New York, NY: A consumer fraud class action pending against Naked Juice has reached a proposed settlement. The Pappas v. Naked Juice Co. of Glendora, Inc., lawsuit claims that Naked Juice violated state and federal laws regarding the marketing and...

  • $8.25M Settlement Approved in Trex Defective Decking Class Action Lawsuit
    $8.25M Settlement Approved in Trex Defective Decking Class Action Lawsuit
    August 23 2013

    Winchester, VA: Trex Company, Inc. a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, announced that on August 19, 2013, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval of a Settlement Agreement that...

  • Auto Price Finder Spam Text Message Class Action Settlement Reached
    Auto Price Finder Spam Text Message Class Action Settlement Reached
    August 22 2013

    Chicago, IL: A notification program is underway, as ordered by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (the "Court"), to alert those who received an unsolicited text message advertisement , in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...

  • $730M Settlement Reached in Citigroup Toxic Bonds Security Class Action Lawsuit
    $730M Settlement Reached in Citigroup Toxic Bonds Security Class Action Lawsuit
    August 20 2013

    New York, NY: A $730 million settlement has been approved by a federal judge potentially ending a securities class action brought against Citigroup Inc, alleging the bank concealed its exposure to billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets just...

  • JP Morgan Chase Settles Securities Class Action for $23M
    JP Morgan Chase Settles Securities Class Action for $23M
    August 19 2013

    New York, NY: A $23 million settlement has been reached in securities class action lawsuit alleging JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) breached its fiduciary duty by investing pension funds in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. notes. The settlement has been...

  • LA Fitness New Jersey Reaches Class Action Settlement
    LA Fitness New Jersey Reaches Class Action Settlement
    August 15 2013

    Newark, NJ: A revised settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against LA Fitness International alleging the fitness company continued to charge New Jersey customers after they cancelled their gym memberships...

  • BP Reaches Settlement in Tainted Gasoline Class Action Lawsuit
    BP Reaches Settlement in Tainted Gasoline Class Action Lawsuit
    August 13 2013

    Chicago, Il: A settlement in the defective gasoline class action lawsuit pending against BP, has been finalized, with eligible class members able to receive reimbursement for gasoline purchased, replacement costs of the gasoline purchased, and...

  • AllianceBernstein Employees Win $2.98M Employment Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    AllianceBernstein Employees Win $2.98M Employment Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    August 13 2013

    New York, NY: A $2.98 million settlement has been reached in the four-year-old employment class action lawsuit filed by AllianceBernstein employees who allege the investment management company of miscategorized them as overtime-exempt even though...

  • Gentek Defective Steel Siding Class Action Settlement Approved
    Gentek Defective Steel Siding Class Action Settlement Approved
    August 8 2013

    New York, NY: US District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson, in a Final Order, has approved the settlement for the defective products class action lawsuit against Gentek Building Products (Eliason, et al. v. Gentek Building Products, Inc., et al...