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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.

  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
    Robert W. Baird & Co.
    January 1 2003

    A suit has been filed against Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Carmela Heinl alleges Baird, treated her like an hourly employee, but didn't pay her for overtime hours when she worked more than 40...

  • Aventis Pasteur
    Aventis Pasteur
    January 1 2003

    A class-action lawsuit has been launched on behalf of families from across Canada who contend their children were damaged by the vaccines containing Thimerasol, an ethyl-mercury derivative. The suit claims mercury is particularly toxis to...

  • Comcast
    Comcast
    January 1 2003

    A multimillion-dollar privacy lawsuit has been filed against Comcast's broadband Internet Service. Approximately one million Comcast Internet customers had their Web surfing habits tracked by Comcast earlier this year. Comcast admitted that...

  • Accident victims in Ohio who are owed interest on settlements reached with insurance companies in the past 15 years Class Action.
    Accident victims in Ohio who are owed interest on settlements reached with insurance companies in the past 15 years Class Action.
    January 1 2003

    Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on behalf of accident victims in Ohio who are owed interest on settlements reached with insurance companies in the past 15 years. "At the time of settlement, a...

  • Dominion Telecom and Virginia Electric & Power Company
    Dominion Telecom and Virginia Electric & Power Company
    January 1 2003

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Dominion Telecom and Virginia Electric & Power Company Jun-20-02 in the United States District Court in Richmond, Virginia. The suit demands that landowners in Virginia and North Carolina be compensated...

  • Xerox ERISA
    Xerox ERISA
    January 1 2003

    This class action was filed on behalf of all persons who were participants in or beneficiaries of the Xerox Corporation Profit Sharing and Savings Plan ("Plan"), excluding the Defendants, at any time from February 15, 1998, to the present (the...

  • Ford Motor Company (Crown Victoria Police Inceptor)
    Ford Motor Company (Crown Victoria Police Inceptor)
    January 1 2003

    A class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company has beenfiled on behalf of all Texas counties and cities citing growing concerns over the safety of Ford's premier police cruiser -- the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. At least 11 officers...

  • Walmart unpaid overtime in Florida
    Walmart unpaid overtime in Florida
    January 1 2003

    This form is for Florida residents only. If you have a similar complaint, but do not reside in Florida, please Click Here. Former employees of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club in Florida are suing parent Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging the retailing...

  • BC Hydro Alouette River flood
    BC Hydro Alouette River flood
    January 1 2003

    Relief is in sight for some 200 victims of the disastrous 1995 Alouette River flood in Maple Ridge. BC, Canada. Supreme Court judge Robert Bauman gave official certification for class action proceedings on behalf of area residents who suffered...

  • Clark County, WA, building permit fees
    Clark County, WA, building permit fees
    January 1 2003

    The Building Industry Association of Southwest Washington filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that the county has overcharged builders by as much as $4 million since 1998. "Building permits have been used as a cash cow for the financially...

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