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.

  • American Tax Relief Debt Fraud
    American Tax Relief Debt Fraud
    June 8 2006

    A class action lawsuit claims American Tax Relief pitched Internal Revenue Service settlement programs to its clients for hefty fees but they had no real chance of having debts reduced. Under the government's "offer-in-compromise" program, some...

  • Kaiser Permanente Kidney Transplant Program has cost lives.
    Kaiser Permanente Kidney Transplant Program has cost lives.
    June 8 2006

    A class action lawsuit alleges Kaiser Permanente mismanaged its kidney transplant program, which included approximately 2,000 patients in Northern California. The suit claims that only half as many patients with the Kaiser kidney program...

  • Shelly's Restaurant, Manhattan Employee Tips and Overtime
    Shelly's Restaurant, Manhattan Employee Tips and Overtime
    June 8 2006

    In a class action lawsuit, Shelly's Restaurant is alleged to have misappropriated employees' tips and did not pay its workers overtime. The Manhattan steakhouse and oyster bar is accused of engaging in a scheme to take workers' tips and give them to...

  • Vonage Holdings Corp. NYSE: VG Securites Fraud
    Vonage Holdings Corp. NYSE: VG Securites Fraud
    June 8 2006

    Company: Vonage Holdings Corp. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: VG Initial Public Offering: May 24, 2006 Date Filed: Jun-07-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Aug-05-06 Court: District, NJ Allegations:...

  • Xerium Technologies, Inc. NYSE: XRM Securities Fraud
    Xerium Technologies, Inc. NYSE: XRM Securities Fraud
    June 8 2006

    Company: Xerium Technologies, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NYSE: XRM Class Period: May 16, 2005 to November 15, 2005 Date Filed: Jun-08-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Aug-07-06 Court: District, MA Allegations:...

  • Allstate Insurance Company Premiums
    Allstate Insurance Company Premiums
    June 7 2006

    Allstate Insurance Company has allegedly charged different premiums to customers with the same risks, according to a class action law suit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Illinois. The state law mandates that insurers treat similar risks...

  • Washington Mutual Inc. Loan Consultant Wage
    Washington Mutual Inc. Loan Consultant Wage
    June 7 2006

    A lawsuit against Washington Mutual claims the company did not pay the federal minimum wage or overtime compensation to its loan consultants. If the loans the employees worked on were not approved, they may not have received payment for the hours...

  • Wachovia Corporation
    Wachovia Corporation
    June 6 2006

    A class action complaint alleges that the Wachovia Bank improperly used assets in clients' fiduciary accounts to buy shares of various captive Evergreen Funds rather than other mutual funds that were better managed and had lower expenses. The suit...

  • Vonage Holdings IPO Securities Fraud
    Vonage Holdings IPO Securities Fraud
    June 6 2006

    A class action lawsuit claims the Internet telephone group offered to sell shares to its users to offset the lack of interest from its institutional investors. The suit alleges Vonage violated a securities law that requires a company recommend the...

  • Drive Time Customer Identity Theft
    Drive Time Customer Identity Theft
    June 5 2006

    A class action lawsuit filed against Drive Time, formerly known as Ugly Ducking, alleges the used-car dealer leaked customers' credit applications, which included their social security numbers and other private information, to unauthorized outside...