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.

  • Australian Government Agencies bush fire
    Australian Government Agencies bush fire
    November 23 2004

    A $500 million class action lawsuit is being filed against several Australian government agencies, including the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Parks Victoria and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) on behalf of more than 1,000...

  • Duane Reade, NY unpaid overtime
    Duane Reade, NY unpaid overtime
    November 23 2004

    Class action status is being sought for a lawsuit that has been filed against Manhattan-based drugstore chain Duane Reade on behalf of employees who worked for the company from Nov. 5, 1998, to the present. The suit alleges that the company...

  • Best Buy Company, Inc. age discrimination
    Best Buy Company, Inc. age discrimination
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Best Buy Company, Inc. on behalf of the company's employees. The suit alleges that the company violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws by unlawfully terminating the plaintiffs and other...

  • Kia Sephia, PA brake defect
    Kia Sephia, PA brake defect
    November 23 2004

    Class action status has been certified in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Pennsylvania residents who purchased or leased a Kia Sephia automobile between January 17, 1997 and January 17, 2001. The suit alleges that the Sephia 1997...

  • City of San Diego and the San Diego Police Department homeless
    City of San Diego and the San Diego Police Department homeless
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of San Diego and the San Diego Police Department on behalf of homeless people who live in the city. The suit alleges that the citations issued for sleeping in public violate the plaintiffs'...

  • American Home Mortgage 401(k)
    American Home Mortgage 401(k)
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against American Home Mortgage on behalf of employees who used to work for the Principal Financial Group. The suit alleges fraud, breach of contract and misrepresentation, and claims that that the company...

  • Insurance and Living-Trust Companies seniors
    Insurance and Living-Trust Companies seniors
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against several insurance companies and living-trust companies that market to elderly people, including Estate Preservation Inc., Ameri-Estate Legal Plan Inc., American Investors Life Insurance Co., American...

  • Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, NC health insurance
    Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, NC health insurance
    November 23 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against North Carolina hospitals Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital on behalf of uninsured patients. The suit alleges that the hospitals are gouging patients who make too much money...

  • Autobytel, Inc. NASD: ABTL securities
    Autobytel, Inc. NASD: ABTL securities
    November 22 2004

    Company: Autobytel, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: ABTL Class Period: July 24, 2003 to October 21, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-17-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-28-04 Court: Central District, CA Allegations:...

  • Sourcecorp, Inc. NASD: SRCP securities
    Sourcecorp, Inc. NASD: SRCP securities
    November 22 2004

    Company: Sourcecorp, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: SRCP Class Period: May 7, 2003 to October 27, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-17-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Dec-31-04 Court: Northern District, TX Allegations:...