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.

  • Aetna Settles with New York State for $20 Million
    Aetna Settles with New York State for $20 Million
    January 15 2009

    New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's office has settled with Aetna over allegations that the insurance company used a manipulated system to inadequately reimburse hospitals and doctors for out-of-network services. The $20 million...

  • UnitedHealth Settles Payment Suits for $350 Million
    UnitedHealth Settles Payment Suits for $350 Million
    January 15 2009

    UnitedHealth has agreed to settle class action lawsuits stemming from its payments for out-of-network medical services. The settlement resolves lawsuits filed by the American Medical Association, health plan members, healthcare providers and...

  • $7.8 Million Settlement Awarded to Cancer Patients
    $7.8 Million Settlement Awarded to Cancer Patients
    January 13 2009

    National Foundation Life Insurance and Dixie National Life Insurance have been ordered to pay a settlement of $7.8 million to 182 people denied payment related to their cancer treatment. The plaintiffs primarily are former South Carolina state...

  • State Farm Policy Holders Settle Katrina Class Actions
    State Farm Policy Holders Settle Katrina Class Actions
    January 13 2009

    State Farm policy holders have settled their class action lawsuits againt the insurer, which alleged that the company conspired to minimize damage payments to policy holders who filed claims following hurricane Katrina. Legal Help If you have a...

  • Natural Gas Royalty Owners Awarded $126 Million
    Natural Gas Royalty Owners Awarded $126 Million
    January 12 2009

    Natural Gas Royalty Owners Awarded $126 Million Beckham County royalty owners will receive a settlement of $126 million from Helmerich & Payne Inc, for damages and lost profits related to natural gas wells that were drained in the 1980s. The...

  • Proposed Partial Settlement in Hurricane Flooding Class Action
    Proposed Partial Settlement in Hurricane Flooding Class Action
    January 5 2009

    A notification program about a proposed partial settlement began today to alert those affected by flooding due to any failures or overtopping of levees that occurred within the Parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard, Louisiana...

  • Sprint Nextel Proposed ETF Class Action Settlement
    Sprint Nextel Proposed ETF Class Action Settlement
    January 2 2009

    A proposed national Settlement has been reached in a class action proceeding alleging that Sprint Nextel's flat-rate early termination fee ("ETF") violates state and federal law. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Sprint Nextel has...

  • $54 Million Settlement Approved in Fly Ash Class Action
    $54 Million Settlement Approved in Fly Ash Class Action
    December 31 2008

    A subsidiary of Constellation Energy Group involved in a class action lawsuit over toxic fly ash contamination in Arundel County, Maryland, will pay more than $54 million to settle the suit. The settlement was approved by a judge in Baltimore on...

  • Wal-Mart Settles 63 Federal and State Class Actions for $640 Million
    Wal-Mart Settles 63 Federal and State Class Actions for $640 Million
    December 24 2008

    The retail giant Wal-Mart will reportedly pay up to $640 million to settle 63 state class actions it faces over allegedly breaking employment laws by forcing its employees to work through breaks. The settlement, announced December 23, comes 2...

  • $895 Preliminary Settlement Approved for UnitedHealth Group Securities Class Action
    $895 Preliminary Settlement Approved for UnitedHealth Group Securities Class Action
    December 18 2008

    $895 Preliminary Settlement Approved for UnitedHealth Group Securities Class Action A preliminary settlement has been approved in the stock options lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc, for $895 million. The settlement details of the...