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. Lawyers click here to submit your settlements and verdicts to have them published for free.

  • UnumProvident Corporation disability claim Settlement
    UnumProvident Corporation disability claim Settlement
    December 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of state insurance regulators. The suit was filed upon conclusion of a multistate market conduct examination led by Maine, Massachusetts and Tennessee relating to...

  • National Machinery Co. employee Settlement
    National Machinery Co. employee Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A settlement of $375 per worker has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the company's former employees. The suit was filed under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and claimed that the company...

  • California Youth Authority inmate Settlement
    California Youth Authority inmate Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of inmates. The suit was filed in 2002 and alleged unconstitutional treatment of the inmates. According to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger "The lawsuit said that California...

  • Global Crossing 401(k) Settlement
    Global Crossing 401(k) Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A $79 million dollar settlement has been granted final approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of workers and retirees of the Global Crossing retirement plan. The suit was filed after the company's 401(k) plan lost tens of millions...

  • Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini travel expenses Settlement
    Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini travel expenses Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A $20 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of former clients. The settlement is the last of several in the lawsuits filed against many accounting companies alleging that the firms received steep...

  • GlaxoSmithKline paxil antitrust Settlement
    GlaxoSmithKline paxil antitrust Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A proposed $65 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers, insurers, and employee welfare benefit plans who paid for the prescription antidepressant Paxil(R) or its generic equivalent, paroxetine...

  • Tyler Independent School District, TX overtime Settlement
    Tyler Independent School District, TX overtime Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A $42,700 settlement has been approved in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 14 of the district's bus drivers. The suit claimed that the drivers were not paid all of their wages or overtime compensation for hours worked from Feb. 19...

  • Government of Canada immigration Settlement
    Government of Canada immigration Settlement
    November 24 2004

    A $2.9 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 260,000 prospective immigrants. The suit alleged was filed over the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act which was introduced in December, 2002...

  • Abercrombie & Fitch discrimination settlement
    Abercrombie & Fitch discrimination settlement
    November 18 2004

    A $50 million settlement has been reached in two discrimination class action lawsuits. The suits alleged that the company discriminated against Latino, Asian and other minority recruits in favor of white job candidates. (Nov-10-04) [SF GATE]...

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. settlement
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. settlement
    November 18 2004

    A $50 million settlement has been reached and is pending approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers. The suit alleged that the company violated federal antitrust laws by maintaining a monopoly on the drug Platinol in the...