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: Station Casinos Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Station Casinos Inc.
    September 14 2004

    A $5.2 million settlement has been reached in the proposed class action lawsuit filed on behalf of approximately 940,000 guests who paid to stay at any Station Casinos hotels from April 1, 2001, through June 7, 2004. The suit alleged that the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Taft Correctional Institution.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Taft Correctional Institution.
    September 14 2004

    A tentative settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of approximately 1,600 current and former employees who worked at the facilities between December of 1997 and July of 2004. The suit alleged that accused...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Union Pacific Railroad.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Union Pacific Railroad.
    September 14 2004

    Union Pacific Railroad. A $65 million settlement has been approved in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 12,000 plaintiffs who were affected by a train derailment in Eunice, Louisiana. Nearly 4,000 residents were evacuated...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    September 2 2004

    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has granted the company the opportunity to file an appeal against certification in the largest class action lawsuit ever to be certified against a private employer. The suit was filed on behalf of 1.6...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: 22 Gloucester County towns.
    Settlements and Verdicts: 22 Gloucester County towns.
    September 2 2004

    22 Gloucester County towns. A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of persons who were overcharged for municipal court documents since 2000. The suit alleged that the charges violated the state's Open Public...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Texaco.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Texaco.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed in regards to a 1955 pipeline leak. The company will pay $15 million to the small town of Sunburst to finish cleaning up the spill, as well as $25 million in punitive damages. (Aug...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: CareScience, Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: CareScience, Inc.
    September 2 2004

    A $3.3 million settlement has been reached and is pending approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all purchasers of the company's common stock from June 28, 2000 to November 1, 2000, inclusive. (Aug-18-04) YAHOO] -->[EMAIL LAW...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Bank of Hawaii.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Bank of Hawaii.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed in March 2003 on behalf of more than 30,000 customers. The suit was filed to dispute a fee that the bank charged its customers when their residential first mortgages were paid in...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Armor Holdings Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Armor Holdings Inc.
    September 2 2004

    Armor Holdings Inc. A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association. The company also expects to settle a separate class action lawsuit filed by the National...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Vernon Hills Chili's Grill & Bar.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Vernon Hills Chili's Grill & Bar.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached with 49 individuals who were infected with Salmonella after eating at the restaurant in June and July of 2003. As a result of the settlement, the class action lawsuit that sought punitive damages on behalf of all...