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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.

  • York County Jail in Maine prisoner strip-search
    York County Jail in Maine prisoner strip-search
    September 2 2003

    Class action status has been granted to a lawsuit filed against the York County Jail in Maine. The suit was filed to challenge the jail's policy of strip-searching all prisoners by a woman who was strip-searched after being arrested for driving...

  • The former Iraqi regime beaten American citizens
    The former Iraqi regime beaten American citizens
    September 2 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the former Iraqi regime on behalf of about 220 American citizens who were beaten and Interrogated by Iraqi soldiers. The suit, which is filed in the US under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, seeks...

  • AstraZeneca PLC Seroquel diabetes onset Class Action. Submit your complaint to a Seroquel lawyer.
    AstraZeneca PLC Seroquel diabetes onset Class Action. Submit your complaint to a Seroquel lawyer.
    September 2 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against AstraZeneca PLC on behalf of all patients who have used the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel. The suit was filed in regards to a study which was recently released and linked the use of Seroquel to an...

  • FirstEnergy Corporation energy blackout
    FirstEnergy Corporation energy blackout
    August 19 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against FirstEnergy Corporation on behalf of all persons or entities residing in the United States who lost electrical power during the massive energy blackout that began on August 14, 2003 and affected eight...

  • Cook County Department of Corrections Americans with Disabilities Act violation
    Cook County Department of Corrections Americans with Disabilities Act violation
    August 18 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Cook County Department of Corrections on behalf of mentally ill inmates who are incarcerated at the Cook County Jail. The suit was filed by disability rights advocates, and alleges violations of the...

  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) veteran and employee rights violation
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) veteran and employee rights violation
    August 18 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The suit alleges that the TSA violated the rights of veterans and other professional federal...

  • Shell Canada Limited damaged fuel supply systems
    Shell Canada Limited damaged fuel supply systems
    August 18 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Shell Canada Limited on behalf of all Quebec consumers who purchased Shell Bronze gasoline since March 1, 2001. The suit alleges that an additive was introduced to Shell's Bronze gasoline on March 1...

  • Catalina Marketing Corporation NYSE: POS securities
    Catalina Marketing Corporation NYSE: POS securities
    August 12 2003

    Company: Catalina Marketing Corporation Ticker Symbol: NYSE:POS Class Period: April 18, 2002 through October 1, 2002 Court: Middle District, FL Date Filed: Jul-31-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Sep-29-03 Allegations:...

  • Noven, Inc. NASD: NOVN securities
    Noven, Inc. NASD: NOVN securities
    August 12 2003

    Company: Noven, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: NOVN Class Period: October 29, 2001 through April 28, 2003 Court: Southern District, FL Date Filed: Aug-11-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-10-03 Allegations: A...

  • CV Therapeutics, Inc. NASD: CVTX securities
    CV Therapeutics, Inc. NASD: CVTX securities
    August 12 2003

    Company: CV Therapeutics, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: CVTX Class Period: May 14, 2003 through Aug. 1, 2003 Court: Northern District, CA Date Filed: Aug-11-03 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-10-03 Allegations: A...

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