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.

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft Corp.
    August 11 2004

    A $31.5 million settlement has been granted preliminary approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers and businesses in New Mexico who purchased Microsoft operating system and application software between December 1995 and...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Qwest Communications.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Qwest Communications.
    August 11 2004

    A $1.5 million settlement has been reached and is pending approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 8,656 Minnesotans who switched to Qwest long-distance service between Sept. 1, 1998, and July 31, 1999. The suit alleged that the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Jersey City.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Jersey City.
    August 10 2004

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of the city in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 600 property owners in Jersey City and 2,000 outside the city. The suit was filed in regards to the city's practice of selling property...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Arctic Express Inc. and its D&A Associates Ltd. Affiliate.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Arctic Express Inc. and its D&A Associates Ltd. Affiliate.
    August 10 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. of Grain Valley, MO. The suit alleged that the refrigerated trucking company had improperly withheld money that...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Aetna Inc. (Jul-23-04)
    Settlements and Verdicts: Aetna Inc. (Jul-23-04)
    August 10 2004

    Final approval has been granted to a settlement in the class action lawsuit filed by the American Dental Association on behalf of approximately 150,000 dentists. The suit claimed that the Hartford-based insurer interfered with dental procedures in...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: PayPal.
    Settlements and Verdicts: PayPal.
    August 10 2004

    A $9.25 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of users who opened a PayPal account between October 1999 and January 2004. The suit alleged the company was understaffed, hid its customer service phone...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: New York Police Department.
    Settlements and Verdicts: New York Police Department.
    August 10 2004

    A $650,000 settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 20 people who were subjected to illegal and humiliating strip searches. The plaintiffs, who had only been charged with petty crimes, allege that the searches...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: FirstEnergy Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: FirstEnergy Corp.
    August 10 2004

    FirstEnergy Corp. A $25 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of The Teachers' Retirement System of LA. According to the plaintiffs, the settlement will "ensure greater accountability to the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Boston Chicken Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Boston Chicken Inc.
    August 10 2004

    A $2.18 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors who purchased Boston Chicken stock between Feb. 6, 1995, and Oct. 4, 1998. The suit alleged that the company had concealed their true financial...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Tate & Lyle.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Tate & Lyle.
    August 10 2004

    Tate & Lyle. A $100 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed regarding the company's Stanley unit. The suit was filed in regards to alleged violations of anti-trust laws by Tate between 1988 and 1995. (Jul-29-04)...