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.

  • $3.2 Million Settlement Approved for Santa Cruz Strip Search Class Action
    $3.2 Million Settlement Approved for Santa Cruz Strip Search Class Action
    July 14 2009

    A federal judge has approved a settlement for $3.2 million in class action settlement alleging that the plaintiffs were illegally strip-searched between February 25, 2006, and August 26, 2008 at the Santa Cruz County Jail. More than 550...

  • Wal-Mart Settles Wage Class Action
    Wal-Mart Settles Wage Class Action
    July 14 2009

    A settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit pending against Wal-Mart over allegations that hourly employees were forced to work off the clock or through their meal and rest breaks. The proposed settlement would see $5 million paid...

  • Atlas Mining Settles Class Action for $1.25 Million
    Atlas Mining Settles Class Action for $1.25 Million
    July 10 2009

    Atlas Mining Company announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement settling the class action In Re Atlas Mining Company Securities Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, Civil Action No...

  • Settlement Proposed in Class Action Involving Cold MD Dietary Supplement
    Settlement Proposed in Class Action Involving Cold MD Dietary Supplement
    July 8 2009

    A notice program authorized by the Los Angeles County Superior Court began over the weekend to alert those who purchased Cold MD dietary supplement from March 26, 2004 through May 29, 2009 about a proposed settlement against Iomedix Cold...

  • Missouri Cities, AT&T Reach Preliminary $65 Million Settlement
    Missouri Cities, AT&T Reach Preliminary $65 Million Settlement
    June 29 2009

    Some 330 cities in Missouri will split $65 million to be paid by AT&T as settlement of a class action suit alleging that the communications gint underpaid telephone business taxes. If approved, $17 million will go to 10 cities in the Kansas...

  • Microsoft Settles with Arizona for $4.4 Million
    Microsoft Settles with Arizona for $4.4 Million
    June 24 2009

    Microsoft Corporation has reached a preliminary settlement of $4.4 million in a class-action lawsuit brought by Arizona state and local governmental entities. The suit alleged that Microsoft illegally obtained monopoly power in the market for...

  • Landmark Autism Class Action Reaches Settlement
    Landmark Autism Class Action Reaches Settlement
    June 24 2009

    It is being hailed as a landmark autism case--a class action lawsuit brought against Blue Cross Blue Shield, by 100 families of autistic children over reimbursement for screening and treatment for the children. The settlement, $1 million, represents...

  • VoIP Providers Sonus, Vonage Settle Shareholder Class Actions
    VoIP Providers Sonus, Vonage Settle Shareholder Class Actions
    June 22 2009

    Two Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers settled class action lawsuits last week. Sonus settled its shareholder class action for $9.6 million. The suit alleged that Sonus had issued false statements about its financial health. Vonage...

  • BMW Settles E46 3-Series Subframe Lawsuit
    BMW Settles E46 3-Series Subframe Lawsuit
    June 19 2009

    BMW Settles E46 3-Series Subframe Lawsuit A class action filed against BMW, the German luxury automaker, in 2006 has been settled, with BMW agreeing to begin inspections and repairs of potentially faulty subframes in its fourth-generation 3...

  • Farmers Insurance Settles Bad Faith Class Action
    Farmers Insurance Settles Bad Faith Class Action
    June 18 2009

    Farmers Insurance of Arizona has settled a 'bad faith' class action originally filed in January 2004, for a reported $3 million. The suit stemmed from allegations by a customer, Tucson resident Paul Schwam, that a business practice enacted in...