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.

  • 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...

  • Ernst & Young Settles with State of Michigan Over HealthSouth Finanical Fraud
    Ernst & Young Settles with State of Michigan Over HealthSouth Finanical Fraud
    June 16 2009

    A $109 million settlement has been approved by a federal court judge in the class action lawsuit between the state of Michigan Retirement System and other plaintiffs and Ernst & Young. The lawsuit alleges that the accounting firm failed to uncover...

  • Homeowners Awarded $475,000 In Plumbing Class Action
    Homeowners Awarded $475,000 In Plumbing Class Action
    June 15 2009

    Homeowners in North Las Vegas who brought a class action suit against Majestic Plumbing Inc, have been awarded a $475,000 settlement. The settlement is $50,000 more than the plaintiffs had requested. Majestic is just one of a dozen plumbers...

  • McAfee, Symantec Settle Investigation into Automatic Antivirus Subscription Practices
    McAfee, Symantec Settle Investigation into Automatic Antivirus Subscription Practices
    June 12 2009

    McAfee, Symantec Settle Investigation into Automatic Software Renewals The New York Attorney General's office has announced a settlement of the investigation into McAfee's and Symantec's automatic antivirus subscription renewal practices. The...

  • Mississippi Antitrust Costs Microsoft $100 Million
    Mississippi Antitrust Costs Microsoft $100 Million
    June 12 2009

    Mississippi businesses, individuals, schools and local government will reportedly benefit from a $100 million windfall, courtesy of Microsoft, as they share in the recent settlement negotiated with the state. Jan Schaefer, spokeswoman for...

  • Money Mart Canada Settles Class Action for $100 Million
    Money Mart Canada Settles Class Action for $100 Million
    June 11 2009

    The details of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Money Mart, and its U.S. parent company Dollar Financial, were made public today. The 264,000 plaintiffs, who owe a total of $43 million, will have their debts forgiven, and...