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.

  • Railtrack Securities Fraud Class Action Denied
    Railtrack Securities Fraud Class Action Denied
    October 18 2005

    Small shareholders tried to file a securities fraud class action against the company and its former transport secretary Stephen Byers . High court judge Justice Lindsay rejected a £157 million compensation claim and sided with Byers who denied...

  • Humana Inc. Doctor Reimbursement Class Action Settlement
    Humana Inc. Doctor Reimbursement Class Action Settlement
    October 18 2005

    Over 700,000 doctors filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were systematically cheated by the managed care company. The class alleged several managed care companies programmed computers to pay for less intensive services than were...

  • State Street Bank and Trust Co. Employee Stock Class Action Dismissed
    State Street Bank and Trust Co. Employee Stock Class Action Dismissed
    October 15 2005

    Talk to a local bankruptcy lawyer right away! In 2003, a class action was filed on behalf of more than 70,000 United Airline workers and retirees claiming the bank held onto stock and watched its value plunge despite knowing the carrier was...

  • Philip Morris USA Marlboro Lights Class Action Declined
    Philip Morris USA Marlboro Lights Class Action Declined
    October 15 2005

    A group of Marlboro Lights smokers tried to file a class action lawsuit against the cigarette company alleging it violated state laws by misleading smokers into believing Marlboro Lights contained less tar and nicotine than full tar cigarettes...

  • Axa Armenian Descendants Class Action Settlement
    Axa Armenian Descendants Class Action Settlement
    October 15 2005

    Descendants of Armenians killed 90 years ago in the Turkish Ottoman Empire filed a class action lawsuit against the French title insurance company. The lawsuit claimed relatives of people who died were not paid benefits after the alleged...

  • KeyBank Investment Scheme Class Action Settlement
    KeyBank Investment Scheme Class Action Settlement
    October 12 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the bank for allegedly being aware of a fraudulent investment scheme that bilked hundreds of people out of millions of dollars. Over 500 investors are part of the class who gave money to financial adviser...

  • LLL Partnership Barefoot Camping Resort Mobile Home Class Action Settlement
    LLL Partnership Barefoot Camping Resort Mobile Home Class Action Settlement
    October 12 2005

    Residents filed a class action lawsuit against the property owner after they were told the campground would be sold and they must move their mobile homes. Permanent residents of the oceanfront campground in North Myrtle Beach claimed a 30 day...

  • Sawtek, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Sawtek, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    October 11 2005

    Shareholders tried to file a securities fraud class action against the company in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Since 2001, Sawtek has been a wholly owned subsidiary of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. The case...

  • Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    October 11 2005

    A securities class action was filed against the proxy appliance company and certain of its current and former officers concerning the fourth quarter of the 2004 fiscal year. The lead plaintiff has voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice...

  • Alabaster Police Department Racial Profiling Class Action Dismissed
    Alabaster Police Department Racial Profiling Class Action Dismissed
    October 9 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Alabaster residents who contended they had been victims of racial profiling. The case alleged police harassment toward blacks and Hispanics solely based on their race or ethnicity. A federal judge...