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.

  • Aerosmith Settles Class Action
    Aerosmith Settles Class Action
    April 27 2009

    The rock band Aerosmith has agreed a settlement to a class action lawsuit brought by fans who purchased tickets to see a concert that never happened. The suit was brought by about 8,300 people, and it alleged that Aerosmith's Maui concert was...

  • Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage
    Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage
    April 22 2009

    Horizon Settlement Finalized Over Eating Disorder Coverage The settlement of a class action suit brought against insurer Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey regarding coverage of patients with eating disorders was approved April 21 by a federal...

  • TD Banknorth Settles Investor Class Action for $50 Million
    TD Banknorth Settles Investor Class Action for $50 Million
    April 21 2009

    TD Banknorth Inc., has agreed to a $50 million settlement in its second investor class action lawsuit that challenged the fairness of the Banknorth's buyout of Toronto Dominion Bank. The purchase of TD Banknorth was completed by Toronto-Dominion in...

  • Long-Term Insurance Suit Settled for $15 Million
    Long-Term Insurance Suit Settled for $15 Million
    April 20 2009

    A class lawsuit filed in 2002 by Eric and Carol Chalgre, residents of Missouri who purchased long-term care insurance policies through Mutual of Omaha, American Heritage Life Insurance Co., and Wakely and Associates Inc., has been settled with the...

  • Alta College Settles False Claims Allegatiions for $7 Million
    Alta College Settles False Claims Allegatiions for $7 Million
    April 20 2009

    Alta College and its school in Texas have agreed to pay $7 million to the federal government to settle allegations that they engaged in false claims to obtain student aid funds from the government. Collectively, the schools have more than 12,000...

  • Potential $4,750,000 Settlement Reached in Cash Money Class Action
    Potential $4,750,000 Settlement Reached in Cash Money Class Action
    April 17 2009

    A settlement has been reached in the proposed class action brought against payday lender Cash Money Cheque Cashing Inc. in respect of all claims for the payment of excessive interest, other than in the Provinces of British Columbia and Quebec. The...

  • $13 Million Settlement in California Labor Law Suit
    $13 Million Settlement in California Labor Law Suit
    April 17 2009

    California Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet and Attorney General Edmund G. Brown have prevailed with a judgment totaling $13,640,819 against janitorial companies Excell Cleaning and Building Services Inc., a Delaware Corporation and M.O...

  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Reaches $6 Million Settlement
    Nationwide Mutual Insurance Reaches $6 Million Settlement
    April 16 2009

    The class action lawsuit brought against Columbus-based Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., in 2005 has been settled with the reported agreement of a $6 million payout by Nationwide. The suit alleged that Nationwide had overcharged as many as 200...

  • $7.5 Million Settlement for Man Diagnosed with Popcorn Lung
    $7.5 Million Settlement for Man Diagnosed with Popcorn Lung
    April 14 2009

    A $7.5 million settlement has been awarded to the estate of Ronald Kuiper, a 69-year old retired butter flavor mixer, who died of a heart and lung failure just prior to his being awarded the settlement in March, 2009. Kuiper worked at the...

  • St. John Health Agrees to a $13.5 Million Settlement in Antitrust Class Action
    St. John Health Agrees to a $13.5 Million Settlement in Antitrust Class Action
    April 9 2009

    A class action lawsuit that includes St. John Health of southeastern Michigan could be one step closer to being settled, as the health care provider has agreed to pay a $13.5 million settlement. St. John and the other defendants, namely Detroit...