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: 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...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Interplastic Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Interplastic Corp.
    September 2 2004

    A $4.75 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of an estimated 1,000 Latonia, KY residents. The suit alleged that since the 1990's, the plant has frequently been releasing chemical fumes which have led to...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Department of Social and Health Services.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Department of Social and Health Services.
    September 2 2004

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed in August 1998 on behalf of approximately 3,500 Washington state children who had been moved three or more times while in foster care. The DSHS will make six major changes in their...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Northern Trust Corporation.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Northern Trust Corporation.
    September 2 2004

    Northern Trust Corporation. A $21 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit that alleged that the bank had allegedly charged fees in excess of fee provisions in the underlying trust documents for approximately 300 open and...