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.

  • Perry Johnson, Inc. junk fax
    Perry Johnson, Inc. junk fax
    December 2 2004

    A nationwide certified class action entitled Hypertouch v. Perry Johnson, Inc., San Mateo Superior Court Case No. 418600 is pending against Perry Johnson, Inc., a Michigan corporation, for repeatedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...

  • City of Warren, MI tree root damage
    City of Warren, MI tree root damage
    November 30 2004

    Class action certification has been granted to lawsuit filed against the City of Warren, Michigan in May 2000. The suit was filed on behalf of thousands of residents whose property was damaged by trees planted by the city. The suit claims that...

  • Fred Meyer weight manipulation
    Fred Meyer weight manipulation
    November 30 2004

    Class action status is being sought in for lawsuit filed against Fred Meyer grocery stores on behalf of customers who purchased meat, seafood and poultry from the stores. The suit alleges that through the practice of weight manipulation, the...

  • Wyeth, Amiodarone
    Wyeth, Amiodarone
    November 30 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wyeth and several other makers of the heart drug amiodarone on behalf of patients and their families. The suit alleges that there has been a scheme by drug makers for the past 20 years to pressure...

  • Environmental Protection Agency, NY 9/11 debris
    Environmental Protection Agency, NY 9/11 debris
    November 30 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency and its former head, Christie Whitman on behalf of people who live, work, or go to school in Lower Manhattan or nearby Brooklyn. The suit alleges that there has...

  • Department of Public Aid, IL utility bills
    Department of Public Aid, IL utility bills
    November 30 2004

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Illinois Department of Public Aid on behalf of 700,000 low-income people in Illinois who are eligible for assistance with their utility bills through the $147 million federal/state Low Income Home...

  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum, WV gasoline
    Marathon Ashland Petroleum, WV gasoline
    November 30 2004

    Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against Marathon Ashland Petroleum on behalf of service station owners who sold gasoline in West Virginia. The suit alleges that contaminants such as arsenic and zinc which were found in 2002...

  • Wyoming Refining Co. chemical spill
    Wyoming Refining Co. chemical spill
    November 30 2004

    A class action lawsuit is being organized against Wyoming Refining Co. on behalf of residents of Newcastle, Wyoming. The suit is in regards to the company's March 2002 silica catalyst chemical spill which covered a large portion of the town's...

  • Tripath Technology, Inc. NASD: TRPH securities
    Tripath Technology, Inc. NASD: TRPH securities
    November 29 2004

    Company: Tripath Technology, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: TRPH Class Period: January 29, 2004 to October 22, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-23-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan-02-05 Court: Northern District, CA Allegations:...

  • Sirva, Inc. NYSE: SIR securities
    Sirva, Inc. NYSE: SIR securities
    November 29 2004

    Company: Sirva, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: SIR Class Period: November 25, 2003 to November 9, 2004 Date Filed: Nov-24-04 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan-18-05 Court: Northern District, IL Allegations:...