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.

  • $688M Settlements Reached in Vytorin and Zetia ENHANCE Securities Class Actions
    $688M Settlements Reached in Vytorin and Zetia ENHANCE Securities Class Actions
    February 14 2013

    New York, NY: Settlements totalling $688 million have been reached in the securities class actions pending against Merck & Co. Inc. ("Merck"), Schering-Plough Corporation ("Schering"), Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, certain of the Companies'...

  • $3M Settlement Reached in FNB Overdraft Fees Class Action Lawsuit
    $3M Settlement Reached in FNB Overdraft Fees Class Action Lawsuit
    February 13 2013

    Pittsburgh, PA: First National Bank of Pennsylvania will pay $3 million in settlement of a consumer banking class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by customers of the Hermitage, Mercer County-based FNB, which is the third biggest retail bank...

  • Kaz Heating Pad Class Action Settlement
    Kaz Heating Pad Class Action Settlement
    February 13 2013

    Los Angeles, AC: A settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action against Kaz Heating Pads. The lawsuit, entitled Beck-Ellman v. Kaz USA, Inc. Southern District of California, Case No. 10-cv-02134 alleged that the packages of Kaz...

  • $2M Settlement Reached In Ritz Carlton Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    $2M Settlement Reached In Ritz Carlton Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    February 6 2013

    San Francisco, CA: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has agreed to pay $2 million in settlement of an overtime class action lawsuit filed by 1,500 current and former employees in California who allege they were not paid overtime wages. The plaintiffs in the...

  • General Mills YoPlus Consumer Fraud Class Action Reaches $8.5M Settlement
    General Mills YoPlus Consumer Fraud Class Action Reaches $8.5M Settlement
    February 5 2013

    New York, NY: An $8.5 million settlement has been agreed by General Mills potentially ending a consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging the food manufacturer misrepresented the digestive health benefits of its YoPlus probiotic yogurt. Filed...

  • AT&T Settles Collect Calls Class Action for $45M
    AT&T Settles Collect Calls Class Action for $45M
    February 4 2013

    Seattle, WA: A $45 million settlement has been agreed, ending a consumer fraud class action lawsuit brought against AT&T over allegations the company made families pay for collect calls placed from Washington State prisons. It is estimated that...

  • $25.3M Settlement Reached in Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit
    $25.3M Settlement Reached in Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit
    January 31 2013

    New York, NY: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit involving certain Hydroxycut branded products sold through May 1, 2009 has been settled. Consumers who purchased Hydroxycut products between May 9, 2006 and May 1, 2009, may be entitled to choose...

  • Monsanto Will Pay $93M in Agent Orange Class Action Settlement
    Monsanto Will Pay $93M in Agent Orange Class Action Settlement
    January 31 2013

    Winfield, WV: A proposed $93 million settlement pending in the class action lawsuit filed over a chemical used in Agent Orange and resulting neighborhood contamination surrounding the Monsanto plant that produced the chemical, has finally been...

  • Kmart Employment Class Action Settled for $3M
    Kmart Employment Class Action Settled for $3M
    January 31 2013

    Washington, DC: A $3m settlement has been reached in the employment class action pending against retailer Kmart. The lawsuit alleges that Kmart violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to notify job applicants if they were rejected...

  • $6M Settlement Reached in Zithromax Lawsuit
    $6M Settlement Reached in Zithromax Lawsuit
    January 30 2013

    New York, NY:Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that his Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section in Tucson, along with the offices of eighteen other Attorneys General, settled an investigation into Pfizer's Direct-To-Consumer (DTC)...