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.

  • $3.3 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...

  • Masco Contractor Services Settles Wages Class Action
    Masco Contractor Services Settles Wages Class Action
    March 10 2009

    The national construction company Masco Contractor Services has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a wages class action suit brought by more than 3100 employees, most of whom are Latino. The suit alleged that Masco and its subsidiaries Western...

  • Dating Site Settles Class Action for $1.5 Million
    Dating Site Settles Class Action for $1.5 Million
    March 10 2009

    The internet dating site True.com has agreed to pay $1.5 million in refunds to settle a class action lawsuit brought by people who joined the site. The customers alleged in their 2007 suit that they were incorrectly charged membership fees after...

  • AT&T Agrees a $2.63M Settlement over Deceptive Advertising
    AT&T Agrees a $2.63M Settlement over Deceptive Advertising
    March 10 2009

    The office of the New York Attorney General has announced that it has reached an agreement with telecom giant AT&T Mobility regarding the phone company's misleading and deceptive advertising rebate offers. The agreement requires AT&T to provide...

  • Hartford Village Could See $1 Million Settlement in Environmental Suit
    Hartford Village Could See $1 Million Settlement in Environmental Suit
    March 6 2009

    A preliminary settlement has been reached between Equilon Enterprises, Premcor Refining, and the village of Hartford, in an environmental suit over damages and costs incurred as a result of refinery pollution. Village trustees sued Equilon and...

  • Preliminary $10.25 Million Settlement for Sterling Shareholders
    Preliminary $10.25 Million Settlement for Sterling Shareholders
    March 5 2009

    Shareholders of the now bankrupt Sterling Financial have agreed a settlement of their lawsuit against the banking company for a reported $10.25 million. The settlement is subject to court approval The settlement address the losses suffered by...