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.

  • $7.5 Million Settlement for Man Diagnosed with Popcorn Lung
    $7.5 Million Settlement for Man Diagnosed with Popcorn Lung
    April 14 2009

    A $7.5 million settlement has been awarded to the estate of Ronald Kuiper, a 69-year old retired butter flavor mixer, who died of a heart and lung failure just prior to his being awarded the settlement in March, 2009. Kuiper worked at the...

  • St. John Health Agrees to a $13.5 Million Settlement in Antitrust Class Action
    St. John Health Agrees to a $13.5 Million Settlement in Antitrust Class Action
    April 9 2009

    A class action lawsuit that includes St. John Health of southeastern Michigan could be one step closer to being settled, as the health care provider has agreed to pay a $13.5 million settlement. St. John and the other defendants, namely Detroit...

  • John Hancock Settles Discrimination Class Action for $24.4 Million
    John Hancock Settles Discrimination Class Action for $24.4 Million
    April 8 2009

    Life insurance giant John Hancock has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that it racially discriminated against African Americans when selling its polices prior to 1959. Specifically, the suit alleged that John Hancock sold lower...

  • Merrill Lynch Agrees $75 Million Securities Settlement
    Merrill Lynch Agrees $75 Million Securities Settlement
    April 7 2009

    A securities class action suit brought by employees at Merrill Lynch may be settled soon, as the investment house as agreed to pay a $75 million settlement. The suit had reportedly claimed that Merrill had offered its employees stock in the...

  • FedEx Ground Business Model Wins Class Action in Washington
    FedEx Ground Business Model Wins Class Action in Washington
    April 1 2009

    FedEx Ground delivery drivers today found themselves on the wrong end of the Superior Court of Washington for King County ruling in a class action they brought in 2004. The court ruled that the delivery drivers are not employees but independent...

  • Google  Settles AdWords Class Action for $20 Million
    Google Settles AdWords Class Action for $20 Million
    April 1 2009

    Two small business advertisers have won their class action against Google. The suit, filed in 2005, alleged that Google had overcharged them for Google AdWords on certain days. The suit, brought by Minnesota-based printing company CLRB Hanson...

  • Lufthansa Agrees Settlement over Cargo Price-fixing
    Lufthansa Agrees Settlement over Cargo Price-fixing
    March 31 2009

    Canadian courts have approved a C$6.7 million class action settlement from Germany's Lufthansa. The settlement is part of a larger cargo price-fixing class-action lawsuit in the United States, and will serve as a benchmark payment for other carriers...

  • GSK Reaches Potential $28 Million Settlement over Defective Paxil Tablets
    GSK Reaches Potential $28 Million Settlement over Defective Paxil Tablets
    March 27 2009

    GlaxoSmithKline has reached a tenative $28 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over manufacturing defects in certain tablets of their best selling antidepressant Paxil. The suit alleged that Paxil "controlled release" (CR) tablets made...

  • Trimboard Class Action Settlement
    Trimboard Class Action Settlement
    March 26 2009

    A class action settlement has been reached in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Charleston Division with Louisiana Pacific for compensation to home owners and others for damaged TrimBoard on their structures. The...

  • New Mexico to Share in $109 Million Settlement for Securities Class Action
    New Mexico to Share in $109 Million Settlement for Securities Class Action
    March 25 2009

    The attorney general of New Mexico, Gary King, has announced that the New Mexico State Investment Council and the Educational Retirement Board will benefit from a potential $109 settlement of a securities class action settlement brought against...