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.

  • State of Nevada and Clark County Child Welfare
    State of Nevada and Clark County Child Welfare
    August 30 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the state of Nevada and Clark County for allegedly failing to protect abused and neglected children in the child welfare system. The lawsuit seeks system-wide reform to prevent the death of children who...

  • Bayer CropScience Unapproved Rice
    Bayer CropScience Unapproved Rice
    August 29 2006

    The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that genetically modified rice, developed and tested by Bayer, had been found in samples taken from commercial long grain rice. Bayer's genetically modified rice has not been approved...

  • Orkin Exterminating Co. Inc. Pest Control Fraud
    Orkin Exterminating Co. Inc. Pest Control Fraud
    August 29 2006

    Class action status has been certified against the pest control company and its parent company, Rollins Corporation, in a lawsuit alleging forgery and fraud. The class includes thousands of Georgia homeowners with standard Orkin termite contracts...

  • Ford Motor Co. Ohio Mercury Villager
    Ford Motor Co. Ohio Mercury Villager
    August 28 2006

    A lawsuit filed in 2000 has been granted class action status by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH. The certified class action alleges thousands of Ohioans bought or leased 1999 and 2000 Mercury Villagers with throttle body...

  • Wilson County, TN Excessive Bail
    Wilson County, TN Excessive Bail
    August 28 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed against the county on behalf of thousands of people arrested in Wilson County whose bail was set without any consideration for their particular situation. The lawsuit was granted class action status and alleges that the...

  • New York City Special Education
    New York City Special Education
    August 28 2006

    Parents of special education students filed a class action lawsuit against the city claiming their children are being cheated out of services when disputes over instruction erupt at public schools. The suit claims in August 2005 the Education...

  • Caltrans City, CA Disability Access
    Caltrans City, CA Disability Access
    August 28 2006

    A Berkeley based disability rights group filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city claiming California state roads are rife with barriers for people with disabilities. The suit claims the city is filled with missing and inadequate curb...

  • Home Depot Unpaid Overtime
    Home Depot Unpaid Overtime
    August 23 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the chain store on behalf of New Jersey employees alleging unpaid overtime. The lawsuit claims Home Depot's New Jersey store employees are illegally being denied overtime pay. The case alleges Home...

  • Zoran Corporation NASD: ZRAN Securities Fraud
    Zoran Corporation NASD: ZRAN Securities Fraud
    August 23 2006

    Company: Zoran Corporation Ticker Symbol: NASD: ZRAN Class Period: April 30, 1999 to May 1, 2006 Date Filed: Aug-23-06 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-22-06 Court: Northern District, CA Allegations:...

  • American Medical Response Over Billing Patients
    American Medical Response Over Billing Patients
    August 22 2006

    Spokane, WA residents tried to file a class action lawsuit against the nation's largest ambulance company for allegedly over billing hundreds of patients and insurance companies. American Medical Response (AMR) tried to get the lawsuit dismissed...