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.

  • TD Ameritrade Data Theft Settlement Preliminarily Approved
    TD Ameritrade Data Theft Settlement Preliminarily Approved
    May 12 2009

    A settlement of a class action suit involving more than 6 million current and former customers of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., an online brokerage, has received preliminary approval by US District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco. The suit...

  • Costco Settles Membership Lawsuit
    Costco Settles Membership Lawsuit
    May 7 2009

    Costco has reportedly settled a lawsuit brought by members who claimed that they were not receiving a full year membership despite having paid for it. The suit alleged that Costco had unfairly back-dated membership renewals to the date of...

  • 101 Year Old Golf Course Owner Must Get $25 Million for Property
    101 Year Old Golf Course Owner Must Get $25 Million for Property
    May 7 2009

    A jury has ruled in favor of a 101 year old woman who owns a golf course in a Chicago suburb, stating that Anna Mae Ahern is entitled to $25 million for her property. Ten years ago Anna Mae was offered $25 million for the land by a developer...

  • BlueTooth Class Action Settled
    BlueTooth Class Action Settled
    May 4 2009

    Motorola, Plantronics and Jabra have offered to settle in a class action lawsuit that alleged the companies did not adequately warn consumers of the possible impact Bluetooth headsets could have on a person's hearing. Since the number of headset...

  • Toshiba Settles, Will Pay for Faulty DLP TV Lamps
    Toshiba Settles, Will Pay for Faulty DLP TV Lamps
    May 4 2009

    People who purchased certain models of rear-projection Toshiba DLP TVs between January 1, 2004, and September 18, 2008, are eligible for cash refunds for the defective bulbs, thanks to the recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against the...

  • Proposed Settlement Reached in Aerotek Employment Class Action
    Proposed Settlement Reached in Aerotek Employment Class Action
    May 1 2009

    Call center staff who sued their employer, Aerotek, have reached a proposed $1.2 million settlement. Over 1,300 employees were involved in the class action suit which stemmed from action taken by the company in April 2007, and resulting...

  • $89 Million Settlement Proposed for Bextra, Celebrex Marketing Class Action
    $89 Million Settlement Proposed for Bextra, Celebrex Marketing Class Action
    April 29 2009

    A federal court in San Francisco has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement with Pfizer Inc. ("Pfizer") about the marketing of the prescription drugs Bextra and Celebrex. The settlement will provide a Settlement Fund of $89 million to...

  • Developmentally Disabled Californians Win Class Action
    Developmentally Disabled Californians Win Class Action
    April 28 2009

    Disabled Californians who currently live in hospitals and nursing homes have won the right to explore other options for accommodation including moving back to their own communities and living in smaller nursing homes. This is part of a settlement of...

  • Aerosmith Settles Class Action
    Aerosmith Settles Class Action
    April 27 2009

    The rock band Aerosmith has agreed a settlement to a class action lawsuit brought by fans who purchased tickets to see a concert that never happened. The suit was brought by about 8,300 people, and it alleged that Aerosmith's Maui concert was...

  • Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage
    Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage
    April 22 2009

    Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage The settlement of a class action suit brought against insurer Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey regarding coverage of patients with eating disorders was approved April 21 by a federal...