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.

  • Universal American Financial Corp. Breached Fiduciary Duties
    Universal American Financial Corp. Breached Fiduciary Duties
    October 31 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed claiming management led a buyout offer to purchase all public shares or Universal American Financial for $18.16 per share is unfair, and constitutes a breach of the fiduciary duties of the directors involved...

  • H.B. Wilson Elementary School Field Trip Participation Fees
    H.B. Wilson Elementary School Field Trip Participation Fees
    October 30 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of thousands of parents whose children attend or attended the school and have been charged illegal fees for field trip participation. The lawsuit was filed in Camden County Superior Court and seeks...

  • US Federal Government Forest Fire Negligence
    US Federal Government Forest Fire Negligence
    October 30 2006

    On October 25, 2003 Sergio Martinez got lost while hunting deer for the first time in a remote area of the Cleveland National Forest. He started a fire to stay warm, but it quickly spread, becoming the largest wildfire in California state history...

  • Los Angeles Police Department Officer Ticket Writing Quotas
    Los Angeles Police Department Officer Ticket Writing Quotas
    October 27 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of 30 Los Angeles police officers from north San Fernando Valley. The lawsuit claims officers working at the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division have been improperly...

  • Rex Energy Oil Drilling H2S Pollution
    Rex Energy Oil Drilling H2S Pollution
    October 27 2006

    Federal health investigators recently determined the air over the town of Bridgeport in the state of Illinois poses a threat to human health. They found high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a byproduct of crude oil, all over Lawrence County. Since...

  • Xethanol Corp. AMEX: XNL Securities Fraud
    Xethanol Corp. AMEX: XNL Securities Fraud
    October 25 2006

    Company: Xethanol Corp. Ticker Symbol: AMEX: XNL Class Period: January 31, 2006 to August 8, 2006 Date Filed: Oct-24-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-22-06 Court: Southern District, NY Allegations:...

  • Jacuzzi Brands Inc. Propsed Acquisition
    Jacuzzi Brands Inc. Propsed Acquisition
    October 24 2006

    Two purported stockholder class action lawsuits have been filed against the plumbing fixtures and fittings manufacturing business challenging a proposed acquisition of Jacuzzi Brands by private equity firm Apollo Management and Apollo's portfolio...

  • Eastern Homes improper anchor installation
    Eastern Homes improper anchor installation
    October 23 2006

    A certified class action has been filed against the builder alleging homes are defective. The lawsuit was filed in Howard County Circuit court on behalf of more than 500 homeowners throughout Maryland regarding manufactured homes installed by...

  • San Bernardino County and the Superior Court of the State of California Disability Rights
    San Bernardino County and the Superior Court of the State of California Disability Rights
    October 20 2006

    A class action has been filed alleging the county violated federal laws that ensure disabled persons access to public places. The suit was filed by the Disability Rights Legal Center on behalf of disabled people and seeks a federal injunction...

  • Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line Derailment
    Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line Derailment
    October 19 2006

    On July 11, 2006 the Blue Line commuter train derailed during the afternoon rush hour; the last car of the eight car train came off track. The derailment sparked a smoky fire. As many as 1,000 people were on board and about 150 were hospitalized. A...