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.

  • 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...

  • Proposed $20 Million Settlement for Veterans' Data Theft Class Action
    Proposed $20 Million Settlement for Veterans' Data Theft Class Action
    March 23 2009

    Proposed $20 Million Settlement for Veterans' Data Theft Class Action A notification program began today, as ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to alert veterans, spouses of veterans, and members of the...

  • NPS Pharmaceuticals Settles 2006 Class Action
    NPS Pharmaceuticals Settles 2006 Class Action
    March 20 2009

    NPS Pharmaceuticals Settles 2006 Class Action NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., has agreed a $15 million settlement for a 2006 securities class action brought by investors who purchased stock in the company between August 7, 2001 and May 2, 2006...

  • $3.3 Million Proposed as Settlement in Strip Search Class Action
    $3.3 Million Proposed as Settlement in Strip Search Class Action
    March 18 2009

    $3.3 Million Proposed as Settlement in Strip Search Class Action A federal district judge has filed an order approving a preliminary settlement agreement in a class action suit filed in April 2007, against the county regarding unlawful strip...

  • Proposed $165 Million Settlement in Schering-Plough Securities Class Action
    Proposed $165 Million Settlement in Schering-Plough Securities Class Action
    March 13 2009

    A settlement has been proposed in a class action concerning the price of Schering-Plough securities during the period from May 9, 2000 through and including February 15, 2001 (the "Class Period") . The Settlement will provide a settlement fund of...

  • Skybus Settlement Reached with Former Employees
    Skybus Settlement Reached with Former Employees
    March 13 2009

    Skybus Settlement Reached with Former Employees Skybus has reached a settlement in the federal lawsuit brought by former employees of the company alleging improper notification of layoffs. Skybus employees sued the company on April 4, 2008...

  • Hitachi Fined $31 Million for Price Fixing
    Hitachi Fined $31 Million for Price Fixing
    March 11 2009

    The Japanese electronics manufacture Hitachi has pleaded guilty to allegations of price fixing. The charges involve the sale of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to Dell Inc. for use in notebook computers and desktop computer monitors between 2001...

  • Tenet Healthcare Settles Overtime Class Action for $85 Million
    Tenet Healthcare Settles Overtime Class Action for $85 Million
    March 11 2009

    Three hospitals in Orange County, CA, owned by Tenet Healthcare, have settled an overtime class action with nurses and medical staff for $85 million. Don Pagaduan, a respiratory therapist from Mission Viejo, brought the class action when the...