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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.

  • Pacific Maritime Association Unpaid Overtime Class Action Settlement
    Pacific Maritime Association Unpaid Overtime Class Action Settlement
    August 30 2006

    Longshore workers filed a class action lawsuit over unpaid wages against the marine terminal operator. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 12,000 California dockworkers employed as casual workers between April 1999 and June 2006. It claimed the...

  • Premcor and Equilon Hartfod Petroleum Class Action Settlement
    Premcor and Equilon Hartfod Petroleum Class Action Settlement
    August 30 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hartford residents after the two companies allegedly contributed to a 4 million-gallon lake of petroleum under the city. A Madison County circuit judge has given preliminary approval to an $8 million...

  • Milgard Manufacturing Inc. Defective Window Installation Class Action Denied
    Milgard Manufacturing Inc. Defective Window Installation Class Action Denied
    August 28 2006

    Seven homeowners tried to pursue a class action lawsuit against Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated, a manufacturer of aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass and wood windows and doors. The lawsuit claimed that millions of aluminum windows manufactured by...

  • 3M Transparent Tape Monopoly Class Action Settlement
    3M Transparent Tape Monopoly Class Action Settlement
    August 25 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the office supply giant alleging antitrust violations for transparent tape. The class included large volume retailers who sold 3M's private label or store-brand tapes as well as its brand-name tapes...

  • Digimarc Corporation Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    Digimarc Corporation Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    August 24 2006

    Shareholders tried to file a consolidated securities class action lawsuit against the company and certain of its current and former executive officers related to accounting errors discovered by Digimarc in 2004 and rectified through a...

  • Star Gas Partners Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    Star Gas Partners Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    August 23 2006

    Shareholders tried to file several class action lawsuits against the company alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. On October 18, 2004 the trading price of Star Gas common units dropped after...

  • Montgomery County Strip Search Class Action Settlement
    Montgomery County Strip Search Class Action Settlement
    August 23 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the county on behalf of people who were strip searched in jail while facing only minor charges. U.S. District Judge David Hurd issued a permanent injunction barring the Montgomery County Jail from...

  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Employee Age Discrimination Dismissed
    Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Employee Age Discrimination Dismissed
    August 22 2006

    Employees tried to file a class action lawsuit against the company alleging age discrimination. They were awarded a $6 million settlement, but Knolls appealed the judgment. Age is not protected by Title VII federal and New York state anti...

  • Osceola Farms Sugar Cane Cutters Class Action Dismissed
    Osceola Farms Sugar Cane Cutters Class Action Dismissed
    August 22 2006

    Approximately 1,600 former sugar cane cutters, who worked between 1987 and 1992, tried to file a class action lawsuit against the nation's largest sugar producer seeking to recover more than $5 million in back wages. The lawsuit claimed Osceola...

  • New England Water Heater Company, Inc.
    New England Water Heater Company, Inc.
    August 22 2006

    A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of customers alleging the company attempted to increase profits by unilaterally changing the material terms of consumer form adhesion contracts. The suit charged the company with unfair and deceptive...

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