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.

  • Dell Inc. Inspiron Laptop Specifications
    Dell Inc. Inspiron Laptop Specifications
    August 10 2006

    Chinese consumers have filed a class action lawsuit in Xiamen's Huli District People's Court. The case claims Dell misrepresented the specifications of its Inspiron 640M laptop. Apparently Dell's order forms are marked with T2300 CPU, but the...

  • Boone County Board and County Treasurer Budget Meetings
    Boone County Board and County Treasurer Budget Meetings
    August 10 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the board and treasurer, Carolynn Knox, alleging the 2005 and 2006 budgets were approved in violation of Illinois law. The lawsuit claims the County Board held seven illegal special meetings over the...

  • Sea Containers Ltd. NYSE: SCR-A
    Sea Containers Ltd. NYSE: SCR-A
    August 9 2006

    Company: Sea Containers Ltd. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: SCR-A Class Period: March 24, 2003 to June 13, 2006 Date Filed: Aug-08-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-09-06 Court: Southern District, NY Allegations:...

  • Nobel Court Development Condo Size Misrepresentation
    Nobel Court Development Condo Size Misrepresentation
    August 8 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of nearly 400 converted condo owners allegedly defrauded by the developer. The Villa Vicenza complex units in La Jolla Village were advertised as larger than they actually are and therefore were...

  • Elmira Business Institute
    Elmira Business Institute
    August 8 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of current and former students and has charged Elmira Business Institute (EBI) with deceptive promotion and financial aid practices, exercising total control over grants and loans made to students and...

  • Continental Casualty Company
    Continental Casualty Company
    August 7 2006

    Loyola University has filed a class action lawsuit against its insurer for allegedly paying less than one-seventh of the $28.5 million it suffered in Hurricane Katrina related losses. Loyola claims the storm inflicted $6 million in property damage...

  • Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority Unnecessary Cancer Treatment
    Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority Unnecessary Cancer Treatment
    August 7 2006

    A class action lawsuit claims several female cancer patients were treated for their disease without actually having cancer. The complaint also claims the health authority failed to control the quality of breast cancer tissue specimens for estrogen...

  • Ionatron, Inc. NASD: IOTN Securities Fraud
    Ionatron, Inc. NASD: IOTN Securities Fraud
    August 7 2006

    Company: Ionatron, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: IOTN Class Period: June 27, 2005 to May 10, 2006 Date Filed: Jul-25-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Sept-11-06 Court: District, AZ Allegations:...

  • Apple Computer, Inc. NYSE: AAPL Shareholder Derivative
    Apple Computer, Inc. NYSE: AAPL Shareholder Derivative
    August 7 2006

    Company: Apple Computer, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: AAPL Class Period: 1997 to 2001 Date Filed: Aug-04-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-02-06 Court: Northern District, CA Allegations:...

  • Shelter Life Insurance Co. Rate of Insurance Increase
    Shelter Life Insurance Co. Rate of Insurance Increase
    August 4 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 45,000 current and former policy owners related to a cost increase on life insurance policies. The lawsuit claims Shelter raised cost of insurance rates purchased on or before December 31, 1991 and owned...

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