Class Action Lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits

Filed class action lawsuits seeking claimants. A class action lawsuit is when there is a large group of people who file a complaint against a defendant for similar grievances. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone in the class, that class being a group of people who share similar circumstances, injuries and damages. For example, if there is a food illness class action lawsuit, all plaintiffs in the class would have had the same injury (e.g., salmonella) as a result of eating the same tainted food. A lawyer may file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all injured parties who are seeking compensation from the defendant.

  • City of St. Paul racial discrimination
    City of St. Paul racial discrimination
    July 17 2006

    In a class action lawsuit, the City of St. Paul discriminated against minority, especially black, business owners. The suit claims that minority-owned businesses seldom won bids for contracts with the City of St. Paul as compared to their white...

  • Australian Wheat Board corruption
    Australian Wheat Board corruption
    July 17 2006

    A class action lawsuit filed in Washington claims the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) used bribery and corrupt means to win grain sales in Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan and Indonesia, at the expense of US and Canadian farmers. The Australian wheat...

  • Microsoft spyware law
    Microsoft spyware law
    July 11 2006

    A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking class action status alleges that Microsoft's 'Windows Genuine Advantage' (WGA) anti-piracy tool is spyware, and it violates spyware laws. The suit claims that Microsoft didn't properly...

  • Parlux Fragrances, Inc. fiduciary duties
    Parlux Fragrances, Inc. fiduciary duties
    July 11 2006

    A shareholder's class action complaint was filed against Parlux Fragrances, Inc. alleging inadequate and unfair consideration, without disclosure of all material information which was detrimental to public shareholders, all in breach of defendants'...

  • Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Fair Credit Reporting
    Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Fair Credit Reporting
    July 11 2006

    In three lawsuits, national credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion allegedly allowed a practice that lowers the credit scores of millions of people. Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, the bureaus must follow reasonable...

  • Cingular Wireless cell phone
    Cingular Wireless cell phone
    July 11 2006

    A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle alleges that Cingular Wireless misled and overcharged millions of AT&T cell phone users when Cingular bought AT&T Wireless. After purchasing AT&T's cellular phone system in 2004, the company assured...

  • Boeing Company pension plan
    Boeing Company pension plan
    July 11 2006

    A class action lawsuit claims that Boeing Company's Pension Value Plan for Employees improperly calculated retirement benefits and that the plan violates the anti-back loading provisions of ERISA by making benefits accrue so slowly over a long...

  • Citgo Petroleum Corp., Global Pollution Services, and Marine Spill Response Corporation oil spill
    Citgo Petroleum Corp., Global Pollution Services, and Marine Spill Response Corporation oil spill
    July 11 2006

    A Citgo oil spill in Louisiana allegedly put hundreds of people out of work and caused them to suffer economic damages when the Citgo dock closed, according to a class action lawsuit filed in the 14th Judicial District Court. As well, physical...

  • Union Pacific propylene leak
    Union Pacific propylene leak
    July 11 2006

    A federal lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Union Pacific, one of America's leading transportation companies. A Union Pacific train allegedly caused some cars to be derailed and a propylene tanker leaked part of its...

  • City of Worcester public library
    City of Worcester public library
    July 11 2006

    A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court alleges the city's public library violated due process, equal protection, and free speech rights under the state and federal constitutions by limiting homeless people and people living in...

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