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.

  • Global Executive Mortgage, Inc. unpaid overtime
    Global Executive Mortgage, Inc. unpaid overtime
    December 14 2004

    A collective action lawsuit has been filed against Global Executive Mortgage, Inc. on behalf of loan officers who worked for the company during the past three years. The suit alleges that the company failed to pay minimum wage and overtime...

  • Altria Group Inc. Marlboro
    Altria Group Inc. Marlboro
    December 14 2004

    Class action status has been granted to a lawsuit filed against Altria Group Incorporated's Philip Morris USA on behalf of Minnesota consumers who purchased Marlboro Lights cigarettes. The suit alleges that the plaintiffs were misled by the...

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. et al. Parental Advisory Label
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. et al. Parental Advisory Label
    December 14 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wind-Up Records LLC, BMG Entertainment, and BMG Distribution on behalf of consumers. The suit was filed by a southern Washington County couple who purchased an Evanescence...

  • Beelman River Terminals of Venice unpaid overtime
    Beelman River Terminals of Venice unpaid overtime
    December 14 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Beelman River Terminals of Venice on behalf of employees who worked for Beelman for more than 40 hours in any one week from November 2001 through Nov 17, 2004. The suit alleges that the company...

  • English Gardens Condominium developer Joseph Colyer Lien
    English Gardens Condominium developer Joseph Colyer Lien
    December 14 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against English Gardens Condominium developer Joseph Colyer on behalf of about 60 property owners. The suit alleges that Colyer failed to disclose liens on the property prior to selling units in the...

  • Sears, Roebuck and Co. Craftsman tool
    Sears, Roebuck and Co. Craftsman tool
    December 14 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sears, Roebuck and Co. on behalf of consumers. The suit alleges consumer fraud and claims that that Sears has been misleading consumers through false advertising that its Craftsman tool line is "Made...

  • Gables Residential Trust price gouging
    Gables Residential Trust price gouging
    December 14 2004

    Class action certification has been granted to the lawsuit filed against Boca Raton-based apartment giant Gables Residential Trust on behalf of at least 8,000 tenants in South Florida. The suit alleges price gouging and claims that Gables...

  • Magrann Associates and Thermal Design defective heating system
    Magrann Associates and Thermal Design defective heating system
    December 14 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Magrann Associates and Thermal Design on behalf of the residents of U.S. Homes' Greenbriar Oceanaire development in Waretown, New Jersey. The suit alleges that the heating systems in the homes were...

  • Cintas Corp. Living Wages
    Cintas Corp. Living Wages
    December 14 2004

    Class action status has been granted to a lawsuit filed against Cintas Corp. on behalf of approximately 240 current and former employees at Cintas' San Leandro plant. The suit alleges that the company violated the city of Hayward's living-wage...

  • San Diego County and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention
    San Diego County and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention
    December 14 2004

    A $100 million class action lawsuit has been filed against San Diego County and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention on behalf of a group of residents who suffered losses in the Cedar fire which began in October 2003. The...