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.

  • Landowners Win Pollution Suit Against Continental Carbon
    Landowners Win Pollution Suit Against Continental Carbon
    July 30 2009

    Landowners Win Pollution Suit Against Continental Carbon A $10.5 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against Continental Carbon Co. The suit was brought by about 1,800 landowners and the Ponca Tribe of Indians over...

  • $43 Million Settlement Preliminarily Approved in Suits Against Conrad Black
    $43 Million Settlement Preliminarily Approved in Suits Against Conrad Black
    July 30 2009

    Plaintiffs in 2 class action lawsuits against media baron Conrad Black have reached a tentative settlement of $43 million. A court date of August 21, 2009 has been set for final approval. If approved, the settlement would bring to an end 5 years of...

  • Morton's settles pay suit
    Morton's settles pay suit
    July 29 2009

    A wage and hour class action brought by waiters who worked at the national chain of steakhouses-Morton's -has been settled. The company has agreed to pay $13.4 million to the plaintiffs for up to a 4-year period as well as stock. The class action...

  • Settlement Pending in Nationwide Insurance Class Action
    Settlement Pending in Nationwide Insurance Class Action
    July 28 2009

    As many as 305,000 customers who purchased insurance from Nationwide Mutual Insurance may qualify as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought against the company. Claims must be submitted by August 26, 2009, in order to be considered for a...

  • Settlement Reached In Dell Discrimination Class Action
    Settlement Reached In Dell Discrimination Class Action
    July 27 2009

    A preliminary settlement has been reached between Dell and former employees who brought a gender discrimination class action against the computer company. The settlement is for a reported $9.1 million, $5.6 million of which will go the plaintiffs...

  • Preliminary Settlement Reached in Hazardous Waste Suit
    Preliminary Settlement Reached in Hazardous Waste Suit
    July 23 2009

    Residents who evacuated their homes 3 years ago following an explosion at a hazardous waste plant in Apex, NC, have reached a preliminary settlement with the owners of the EQ Plant. The amount of the settlement is $7.85 million, which could...

  • Walmart Settles Class Action Suit
    Walmart Settles Class Action Suit
    July 22 2009

    A $35 million dollar settlement has been agreed between Wal-Mart and its workers in Washington state, bringing to an end 8 years of litigation over alleged missed meal and rest breaks and additional, unpaid hours of work. The suit also alleged...

  • Engle and Schuster Settlement Reached
    Engle and Schuster Settlement Reached
    July 21 2009

    More than 200 investors who allege they were defrauded by their brokers Engle & Schuster, will be sharing a settlement of approximately $900,000. This settlement is just one part of a larger legal battle between the investment brokers and their...

  • Michigan Settles Female Prisoner Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $100 Million
    Michigan Settles Female Prisoner Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $100 Million
    July 17 2009

    Five hundred female prisoners who filed a class action suit against the state of Michigan, alleging sexual assault by prison guards, have won their case. A $100 million settlement was reached Wednesday, July 15, with the state, ending the 13-year...

  • Zumiez Reaches Tentative Settlement in California Overtime Class Action
    Zumiez Reaches Tentative Settlement in California Overtime Class Action
    July 16 2009

    Zumiez, the Washington state-based sporting apparel retailer, has agreed a tentative settlement of $1.3 million in a wage and hour class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought by a former employee who alleged that the company had not paid him...