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.

  • $25.3M Settlement Reached in Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit
    $25.3M Settlement Reached in Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit
    January 31 2013

    New York, NY: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit involving certain Hydroxycut branded products sold through May 1, 2009 has been settled. Consumers who purchased Hydroxycut products between May 9, 2006 and May 1, 2009, may be entitled to choose...

  • Monsanto Will Pay $93M in Agent Orange Class Action Settlement
    Monsanto Will Pay $93M in Agent Orange Class Action Settlement
    January 31 2013

    Winfield, WV: A proposed $93 million settlement pending in the class action lawsuit filed over a chemical used in Agent Orange and resulting neighborhood contamination surrounding the Monsanto plant that produced the chemical, has finally been...

  • Kmart Employment Class Action Settled for $3M
    Kmart Employment Class Action Settled for $3M
    January 31 2013

    Washington, DC: A $3m settlement has been reached in the employment class action pending against retailer Kmart. The lawsuit alleges that Kmart violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to notify job applicants if they were rejected...

  • $6M Settlement Reached in Zithromax Lawsuit
    $6M Settlement Reached in Zithromax Lawsuit
    January 30 2013

    New York, NY:Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that his Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section in Tucson, along with the offices of eighteen other Attorneys General, settled an investigation into Pfizer's Direct-To-Consumer (DTC)...

  • Four  Defective Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuits Settled
    Four Defective Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuits Settled
    January 23 2013

    New York, NY: Preliminary approval of four defective Chinese drywall class action lawsuit has been granted by a federal judge, totalling $17.4 million in damages. The class actions include some 10,000 individual lawsuits filed against the makers...

  • Southwest Airlines Drink Vouchers Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Reached
    Southwest Airlines Drink Vouchers Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Reached
    January 21 2013

    Houston, TX: Southwest Airlines has reached a tentative settlement of a pending class action lawsuit over drink vouchers. Included in this Settlement are Southwest customers who received a drink coupon with the purchase of a Business Select...

  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Agree $557M Settlement in Consumer Banking Abuses
    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Agree $557M Settlement in Consumer Banking Abuses
    January 16 2013

    Washington, DC: The Federal Reserve has reached a settlement with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs over alleged loan servicing and foreclosure abuses. Under the terms of the settlement, reported by CNNMoney.com, Morgan Stanley will provide $97...

  • Preliminary Settlement Reached in ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash Class Action Lawsuit
    Preliminary Settlement Reached in ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash Class Action Lawsuit
    January 16 2013

    Los Angeles, CA: A proposed settlement has been reached in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging Chattem Inc, the makers of ACT Mouthwash, misrepresented the plaque-fighting capabilities of ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash...

  • Dell Settles California Sales Tax Class Action for $275M
    Dell Settles California Sales Tax Class Action for $275M
    January 16 2013

    San Francisco, CA: An unfair business practices class action lawsuit filed in California against Dell Computer Corp, has reached a tentative settlement. The lawsuit, entitled Mohan, et al. v. Dell, Inc. et al. alleged the Defendants (Dell Inc...

  • Settlement Reached in JP Morgan Chase HELOC Class Action Lawsuit
    Settlement Reached in JP Morgan Chase HELOC Class Action Lawsuit
    January 14 2013

    New York, NY: A nationwide settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”) improperly suspended or reduced home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) based on its determination that the...