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.

  • Blue Cross Bad Faith Insurance Settlement
    Blue Cross Bad Faith Insurance Settlement
    July 28 2005

    A class action filed on behalf of retired Government of the Virgin Islands employees and their spouses who had reached the age of eligibility for Medicare, and who had coverage under the Blue Cross group policy issued to all government employees...

  • Ford Motor Company and Sonic Automotive F150 Door Latch Personal Injury Settlement
    Ford Motor Company and Sonic Automotive F150 Door Latch Personal Injury Settlement
    July 28 2005

    I. ACCIDENT FACTS: This accident occurred on September 20, 2001. As Deborah Seliner proceeded northbound on Highway 6 in her 1997 Ford F-150, her vehicle became uncontrollable due to a tire blow out and veered off the paved roadway, flipped...

  • World Information Technology, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    World Information Technology, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    July 26 2005

    Shareholders tried to file a class action lawsuit against the communication company for securities fraud. Judge Berman dismissed the suit without prejudice in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York. (Jul-01-05) [YAHOO...

  • South Annville Sewer Class Action Denied
    South Annville Sewer Class Action Denied
    July 26 2005

    Citizens of South Annville sought an injunction for the township's plan to borrow more than $5.5 million to pay for its sewer project. The amount exceeds 250% of the township's borrowing base. The case alleged the excessive amount was prohibited...

  • Kmart Corp. Employee 401K Settlement
    Kmart Corp. Employee 401K Settlement
    July 26 2005

    Over 50,000 Kmart employees suffered a combined loss of $100 million in their 401(k) plans when the retail chain store went bankrupt in 2002. They filed a class action lawsuit against their employer alleging Kmart forced workers to maintain the...

  • Advantage Bank Inflated Mortgage Settlement
    Advantage Bank Inflated Mortgage Settlement
    July 26 2005

    Customers from Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana filed a class action lawsuit against the mortgage loan company for allegedly charging inflated interest rates on homes sold since February 2000. The proposed settlement will award customers a $475...

  • Union Pacific Railroad Contraceptives Settlement
    Union Pacific Railroad Contraceptives Settlement
    July 25 2005

    Several women filed a class action lawsuit against their employer alleging discrimination by not covering contraceptives in its health care plan. The lawsuit claimed the railroad's actions violated the federal Civil Rights Act, which prohibits...

  • Publix Super Markets Disability Settlement
    Publix Super Markets Disability Settlement
    July 25 2005

    In 1998, the Association for Disabled Americans filed a class action lawsuit against the supermarket chain for allegedly violating requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Publix did not have ATMs, service counters, deli ticket...

  • Department of Homeland Security Immigration Settlement
    Department of Homeland Security Immigration Settlement
    July 19 2005

    Before April 30, 2001, a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act allowed illegal immigrants to pay a $1,000 fee to be eligible for permanent residency. Approximately 5,000 Chicago based immigrants were mislead into believing they had...

  • AtheroGenics Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    AtheroGenics Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    July 18 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the company claiming it misrepresented the results of an inconclusive and limited study of its experimental drug AGI-1067. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, plaintiffs...