Class Action Settlements

Class Action Settlements

Class action lawsuits that have settled or have proposed settlements. If a class action lawsuit settles, the court will hold fairness hearings to ensure the terms of the settlement are fair to all class members. There are usually two fairness hearings—the first is the "Preliminary Approval" hearing. After that hearing, a Notice of Proposed Settlement is sent out to class members. A Final Fairness Hearing follows at which class members can voice their opinions about the settlement. After that, a deadline is set for class members to submit claims. Lawyers click here to submit your settlements and verdicts to have them published for free.

  • Heelys Settles Securitiies Class Action for $5.25 Million
    Heelys Settles Securitiies Class Action for $5.25 Million
    November 24 2009

    Dallas, TX: A $5.25 million settlement has been approved by a federal judge in the class action lawsuit against Heelys, a company that makes shoes with a wheel in the heel. The securities class action centered around allegations of breach of...

  • Washington to Pay $13.7 Million to Demonstrators
    Washington to Pay $13.7 Million to Demonstrators
    November 24 2009

    Washington, DC: A $13.7 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit brought by nearly 700 demonstrators arrested during protests against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April of 2000. The lawsuit was...

  • Mobile Content Class Action Settlement Reached With m-Qube
    Mobile Content Class Action Settlement Reached With m-Qube
    November 20 2009

    Chicago, Ill: A global settlement agreement was reached promising to conclude numerous separate class action lawsuits filed throughout the country involving claims that unauthorized charges for "mobile content" were placed on consumers' cell phone...

  • Buffalo Boilermaker Gets $3 Million Mesothelioma Settlement
    Buffalo Boilermaker Gets $3 Million Mesothelioma Settlement
    November 19 2009

    Buffalo, NY: A settlement of more than $3 million dollars has been awarded to a local union boilermaker for injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos on the job. Earl W. Tredinnick, III, 61, of Elma, New York, who worked as a Local 7 Union...

  • BJ's Wholesale Club Reaches Tentative $9 Million Settlement in Overtime Class Action
    BJ's Wholesale Club Reaches Tentative $9 Million Settlement in Overtime Class Action
    November 18 2009

    New York, NY: A $9.3 million settlement of an overtime pay class action lawsuit against BJ's Wholesale Club Inc has been reached. The settlement, which is subject to Court approval, is intended to resolve claims that BJ's misclassified certain...

  • State Street Bank Notice of Proposed Settlement of ERISA Class Action
    State Street Bank Notice of Proposed Settlement of ERISA Class Action
    November 16 2009

    New York, NY: A proposed settlement has been made in the State Street Bank and Trust Company consolidated ERISA Class Actions (collectively, the "Action") in the amount of $89,750,000.00. The terms and conditions of the proposed settlement are...

  • $435 Million Settlement Reached in Marsh and McLennan Securities Class Action
    $435 Million Settlement Reached in Marsh and McLennan Securities Class Action
    November 13 2009

    New York, NY: Marsh and McLennan (M&M), has agreed to a settle a shareholder class action for $435 million. The settlement is tentative, as it remains subject to court approval. One of the world's largest insurance brokerages, M&M was accused...

  • $56 Million Final Settlement Approved in Peregrine Class Action
    $56 Million Final Settlement Approved in Peregrine Class Action
    November 12 2009

    San Francisco, CA: A Federal Court has granted final approval of settlements totaling $56,075,000 in litigation relating to Peregrine Systems, Inc ("Peregrine"). These settlements, plus prior recoveries, bring the total obtained for former...

  • MetLife Settles Class Action for $50 Million
    MetLife Settles Class Action for $50 Million
    November 11 2009

    New York, NY: A class action lawsuit brought against MetLife has been settled for $50 million. The suit alleged that some 8.6 million policy holders were defrauded as a result of the company becoming publicly traded in 2000. Direct payments to...

  • Sony, mBlox Reach Tentative Settlement in $63 Million Mobile Content Class Action
    Sony, mBlox Reach Tentative Settlement in $63 Million Mobile Content Class Action
    November 11 2009

    Cook County, Ill: Playphone, 2WayTraffic, mBox and Sony Pictures are among the 14 mobile content providers who have agreed to settle a class action over allegations that wireless subscribers were being charged for unauthorized content. The...