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.

  • Trinity Health Uninsured Patient Class Action Dismissed
    Trinity Health Uninsured Patient Class Action Dismissed
    October 28 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the system alleging uninsured patients were charged excessive fees and hospitals were not providing sufficient charity service to earn their tax exempt status. A U.S. District Court judge in Detroit has...

  • Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. Securities Fruad Class Action Withdrawn
    Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. Securities Fruad Class Action Withdrawn
    October 28 2005

    Shareholders tried to file a class action against the electronic payment system company for securities fraud. Lipman has announced plaintiffs have filed a motion in the Tel Aviv district court to withdraw the claim without prejudice. (Oct-27-05)...

  • Metropolitan Mortgage Securities Fraud Class Action Settlement
    Metropolitan Mortgage Securities Fraud Class Action Settlement
    October 28 2005

    Talk to a local bankruptcy lawyer right away! In February 2005, the mortgage company and its subsidiary, Summit Securities, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The collapse cost more than 10,000 investors some $450 million. Shareholders...

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Fraud Class Action Settlement
    PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Fraud Class Action Settlement
    October 28 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the company for securities fraud. The class included those who purchased Telxon Corp. securities from June 29, 1998 through February 23, 1999. PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to pay...

  • St. Paul City Minority Contract Class Action Dismissed
    St. Paul City Minority Contract Class Action Dismissed
    October 25 2005

    Several black business owners filed a lawsuit against the city's minority contracting program. A Pioneer Press analysis found that minority firms last year obtained less then 1% of the contracts issued by the city or by developers doing business...

  • Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corporation Fire Evacuation Class Action Settlement
    Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corporation Fire Evacuation Class Action Settlement
    October 25 2005

    The January magnesium fire at an Anderson recycling plant forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. Two separate class actions were filed against Advanced Magnesium for lost income and damages. They have agreed to settle claims for...

  • Allos Therapeutics, Inc. Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    Allos Therapeutics, Inc. Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissed
    October 21 2005

    Shareholders tried to file a securities fraud class action against the biopharmaceutical company in May 2004. The United States District Court for the District of Colorado dismissed the case with prejudice as the plaintiff's complaint failed to...

  • Wyndham International Employee Shareholders Class Action Settlement
    Wyndham International Employee Shareholders Class Action Settlement
    October 21 2005

    Current and former Bay Meadows Race Course employees filed a class action lawsuit against the company who merged with Patriot American Hospitality which was recently sold to the Blackstone Group. The plaintiffs were all shareholders in the...

  • Tri-State Environmental Asbestos Removal Fine
    Tri-State Environmental Asbestos Removal Fine
    October 20 2005

    Gordon Ingram and his asbestos removal company were charged with environmental violations by the state of New Hampshire. In 2003 Tri-State Environmental violated asbestos management and control laws by not giving proper notice of asbestos projects...

  • 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...