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.

  • $4M Preliminary Settlement Reached with Polo Ralph Lauren Employees
    $4M Preliminary Settlement Reached with Polo Ralph Lauren Employees
    May 25 2010

    San Francisco, CA: A $4 million settlement has been preliminarily approved by a federal judge, which could end a wage and hour class action brought against Polo Ralph Lauren by 6,700 former California employees. The four-year old lawsuit alleges...

  • Employment Discrimination Suit Settled for $2.5 Million
    Employment Discrimination Suit Settled for $2.5 Million
    May 25 2010

    Minneapolis, MN: A tentative settlement is set to be approved in a discrimination class action brought by Latino employees against Mulcahy Inc., a major commercial construction company. The suit alleges that the construction company and its owner...

  • $14M Awarded in Florida Asbestos Mesothelioma Case
    $14M Awarded in Florida Asbestos Mesothelioma Case
    May 20 2010

    Miami, FL: A $14 million settlement has been awarded in an asbestos lawsuit brought by a man from who alleged that he developed deadly abdominal cancer after being exposed to the mineral in the 1970s. William Aubin, now 59 years old and a...

  • Female Sales Reps Win Gender Case Against Novartis
    Female Sales Reps Win Gender Case Against Novartis
    May 17 2010

    New York, NY: Following a jury decision that Novartis Pharmaceuticals is guilty of gender discrimation in pay, promotional opportunities and pregnancy-related matters, the company has been ordered to pay $250 million in punitive damages. The...

  • Wal-Mart Settles Unpaid Wages Class Action with 232,000 Ex-Employees
    Wal-Mart Settles Unpaid Wages Class Action with 232,000 Ex-Employees
    May 12 2010

    Oakland, CA: Retail giant Wal-Mart has agreed an $86 million settlement of a wages and vacation pay class action brought by tens of thousands of former California employees who allege they did not receive these monies when the left the...

  • Chicago Considers $16.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Police Force
    Chicago Considers $16.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Police Force
    May 10 2010

    Chicago, IL: Chicago City Council has approved a potential $16.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the city's police department by some 514,000 plaintiffs. Three different allegations are involved in the suit, affecting...

  • Schwab Enters Agreement to Settle All Claims in YieldPlus
    Schwab Enters Agreement to Settle All Claims in YieldPlus
    May 7 2010

    San Francisco, CA: The Charles Schwab Corporation has announced that it has entered an agreement with plaintiffs to settle all claims in a civil class action lawsuit related to the Schwab YieldPlus Fund(R), including a California state law claim not...

  • $624 Million Settlement of Countrywide Securities Class Action
    $624 Million Settlement of Countrywide Securities Class Action
    May 7 2010

    New York, NY: A $624 million settlement has been proposed in the securities class action brought by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the five New York City public pension funds against Countrywide Financial Corporation. Under the...

  • Jury Awards California Asbestos Meosthelioma Case $200 Million in Damages
    Jury Awards California Asbestos Meosthelioma Case $200 Million in Damages
    May 3 2010

    Los Angeles, CA: A jury in California awarded $200 million in punitive damages and $8.8 million in compensatory damages in an asbestos product liability lawsuit being heard last week. However, there is a possibility the amounts will be reduced...

  • Johnson & Johnson to Pay $81M In Topamax Settlement
    Johnson & Johnson to Pay $81M In Topamax Settlement
    April 30 2010

    Washington, DC: Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $81 million to the US Justice Department as settlement over allegations that the pharmaceutical company illegally promoted the epilepsy drug Topamax for unapproved uses, specifically for...