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.

  • Broadcom Reaches $160.5 Million Settlement
    Broadcom Reaches $160.5 Million Settlement
    December 29 2009

    Irvine, CA: Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today announced that it has agreed in principle to settle the securities class action litigation pending against the company and certain of its current and former officers and directors. The class...

  • Outback Steakhouse Settles Discrimination Class Action for $19 Million
    Outback Steakhouse Settles Discrimination Class Action for $19 Million
    December 29 2009

    Washington, DC: A class action lawsuit filed against the Outback Steakhouse has reached a settlement, with the restaurant chain reportedly agreeing to pay $19 million to settle allegations of sexual discrimination. The suit represents thousands...

  • Settlement Gets Preliminary OK in Countrywide Class Action
    Settlement Gets Preliminary OK in Countrywide Class Action
    December 24 2009

    Louisville, KY: A settlement has been granted preliminary approval by a federal judge in the class action pending against Countrywide Financial - now owned by Bank of America - and millions of customers who suffered a security breach of their...

  • Disabilities Groups Settle with Caltrans for $1.1 Billion
    Disabilities Groups Settle with Caltrans for $1.1 Billion
    December 23 2009

    Sacramento, CA: A settlement has been reached in the class action filed by Californians for Disability Rights and the California Council for the Blind alleging that the state of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), had denied access...

  • Nine Figure Settlement Approved in American Investors Life Insurance Class Action
    Nine Figure Settlement Approved in American Investors Life Insurance Class Action
    December 23 2009

    Pennsylvania: A multi-million dollar settlement of a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) class action has been approved by a US District Court judge that could be worth anywhere from $184 million to $530 million, depending on...

  • Comcast Agrees Tentative $16 Million Settlement in Consumer File Sharing Class Action
    Comcast Agrees Tentative $16 Million Settlement in Consumer File Sharing Class Action
    December 22 2009

    San Diego, CA: Comcast Corporation has agreed to settle a consumer class action that challenged the company's practice of secretly blocking certain Internet traffic while claiming to provide unlimited Internet access. The lawsuit alleges that...

  • Preliminary Settlement Reached With Soleus International
    Preliminary Settlement Reached With Soleus International
    December 21 2009

    Hartford, CT: A preliminary approval of a settlement in the action captioned as Lawrence Sypher v. Soleus International Inc., Civil Action No. BC395530 (Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County) has been reached. The litigation involved...

  • BCTI Reaches Settlement with Students
    BCTI Reaches Settlement with Students
    December 21 2009

    Portland, OR: The settlement of a lawsuit brought against a computer trade school that is no longer in business has been approved by a judge in Multnomah County, OR. The lawsuit was brought by students registered at BCTI - the Business Computer...

  • Capital One Settles Dispute over Credit Card Contracts
    Capital One Settles Dispute over Credit Card Contracts
    December 18 2009

    Bsoton, MA: Capital One Financial Corp has agreed under the terms of a settlement reached earlier this week, to drop language from its credit card contracts that stipulate customers handle disputes with the finance company via binding arbitration...

  • Bahama Breeze to Settle Racial Harassment Suit for $1.26 Million
    Bahama Breeze to Settle Racial Harassment Suit for $1.26 Million
    December 17 2009

    Cleveland, OH: Bahama Breeze, a popular national restaurant chain, has agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle allegations of racial harassment brought in a class action on behalf of 37 African American employees. The plaintiffs, represented by...