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: InterCept, Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: InterCept, Inc.
    September 2 2004

    Final court approval has been granted to the $5.3 million dollar settlement in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors. The suit alleged that the company violated federal securities laws by making false representations regarding its...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: State of Florida.
    Settlements and Verdicts: State of Florida.
    September 2 2004

    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for the defendants in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Florida's 365 male inmates at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford. The suit alleged that the temperatures in the prison's...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: State of Wisconsin:Chippewa Falls.
    Settlements and Verdicts: State of Wisconsin:Chippewa Falls.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf Chippewa Falls residents with mental disabilities. The suit was filed in order to block the state's plans to downsize a center for the developmentally disabled from 170...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Eight current and former FPL Group executives.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Eight current and former FPL Group executives.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of shareholders. The defendants will return the $22.5 million in bonuses paid for a merger that never occurred. (Aug-14-04) [PALM BEACH POST] Legal Help If you have a...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Stimson Lumber Company.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Stimson Lumber Company.
    September 2 2004

    Stimson Lumber Company. A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all those who have owned or own property on which Forestex hardboard siding has been incorporated or installed in the states of Washington...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Trinity Homes
    Settlements and Verdicts: Trinity Homes
    September 2 2004

    The company is owned by Atlanta-based Beazer Homes. A settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of homeowners who claim that poor construction helped produce mold in their houses. Under the proposed settlement, the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: California Department of Housing and Community Development.
    Settlements and Verdicts: California Department of Housing and Community Development.
    September 2 2004

    A $600,000 settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of farm workers who lived in state-run migrant housing projects in Yuba City and Williams in 1996 and 1997. The suit alleged that the department unlawfully doubled...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Allen's Blueberry Freezer.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Allen's Blueberry Freezer.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement of $1 million has been reached and is pending approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of growers of wild blueberries in Maine. Last November, a jury found that four processors underpaid growers during the seasons 1996-99...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Golden Eagle Mutual Life Insurance Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Golden Eagle Mutual Life Insurance Corp.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of policyholders in Kansas. The suit alleged that the companies engaged in race-based pricing of their life insurance policies. (Aug-27-04) [WICHITA EAGLE] [CONTACT LAW...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: National Commerce Financial Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: National Commerce Financial Corp.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of shareholders. The suit was filed as a challenge to the company's proposed $6.8 billion merger with SunTrust Banks Inc. (Aug-24-04) Legal Help If you have a...