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.

  • U.S. Government proof of citizenship
    U.S. Government proof of citizenship
    July 5 2006

    A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that a federal law requiring proof of citizenship in exchange for benefits under the government's Medicaid health insurance program for the poor violates the Fifth Amendment. By arbitrarily requiring...

  • City of Des Moines franchise fees
    City of Des Moines franchise fees
    July 5 2006

    A class action lawsuit alleges that Des Moines' franchise fee on gas and electricity could be refunded to residents. If a judge determines any part the fee should be returned, thousands of families could be eligible for hundreds of dollars in...

  • Automobile Club of Michigan ERISA
    Automobile Club of Michigan ERISA
    July 5 2006

    The Automobile Club of Michigan, based in Dearborn, Michigan, allegedly violated ERISA by failing to credit hours of service and violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Residents of Macomb County and employees of the Auto Club were told they were...

  • United Parcel Service Inc. overtime
    United Parcel Service Inc. overtime
    July 5 2006

    A lawsuit alleges that UPS failed and refused to pay it maintenance mechanics and other employees' lawful and required overtime rate for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week and therefore violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Illinois...

  • KLA-Tencor Corporation Nasdaq:KLAC Securities Fraud
    KLA-Tencor Corporation Nasdaq:KLAC Securities Fraud
    July 5 2006

    Company: KLA-Tencor Corporation Ticker Symbol: Nasdaq:KLAC Class Period: February 13, 2003 to May 22, 2006 Date Filed: Jun-29-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Aug-28-06 Court: Northern District, CA Allegations:...

  • Ohio University violation of privacy
    Ohio University violation of privacy
    June 27 2006

    A lawsuit seeking class action status was filed in the Ohio Court of Claims in Columbus, Ohio alleging violation of privacy. Students, employees and faculty members whose social security numbers were stolen since March, 2005 may be involved. The...

  • Home Solutions of America, Inc. AMEX: HOM securities fraud
    Home Solutions of America, Inc. AMEX: HOM securities fraud
    June 27 2006

    Company: Home Solutions of America, Inc. Ticker Symbol: AMEX: HOM Class Period: April 11, 2006 to June 6, 2006 Date Filed: Jun-23-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Aug-21-06 Court: Northern District, TX Allegations:...

  • Morgan Stanley DW, Inc. discrimination
    Morgan Stanley DW, Inc. discrimination
    June 26 2006

    A national class action lawsuit accuses Morgan Stanley DW of gender discrimination. The company allegedly discriminated against its female Financial Advisors by favoring male Financial Advisors in the distribution of business opportunities and...

  • Coldwell Banker Aspen Realty Inc., Holland Realty Inc., Sel-Equity Co., and Park Pointe Realty Inc. antitrust
    Coldwell Banker Aspen Realty Inc., Holland Realty Inc., Sel-Equity Co., and Park Pointe Realty Inc. antitrust
    June 26 2006

    Real Estate agencies Coldwell Banker Aspen Realty Inc., Holland Realty Inc., Sel-Equity Co., and Park Pointe Realty Inc. are alleged to illegally charge home buyers commissions on undeveloped property using a technique called 'tying.' According...

  • Horizon West Healthcare fraud and safety
    Horizon West Healthcare fraud and safety
    June 20 2006

    Horizon West Healthcare has been charged with unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices and health and safety code violations in a class action lawsuit. Twenty-six of Horizon's nursing homes in California are alleged to have knowingly not...