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.

  • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Entertainment defective DVD Settlement
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer Entertainment defective DVD Settlement
    February 13 2005

    A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers who between December 1, 1998, and Sept. 8, 2003 purchased any of the 325 DVDs that may have had a wide-screen defect. The suit claimed that the wide-screen...

  • Wal-Mart pharmacists overtime wage Settlement overruled
    Wal-Mart pharmacists overtime wage Settlement overruled
    February 7 2005

    Wal-Mart. The U.S. appellate court has ruled in favor of the defendants in the class action lawsuit filed by pharmacists alleged that they were owed overtime wages. The appeals court overruled a lower court's 1999 ruling that Wal-Mart Stores...

  • MassMutual Settlement
    MassMutual Settlement
    February 7 2005

    A $700 million settlement has been approved in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 3 million policyholders. The suit alleged agents misled policyowners into believing they would need to make only a limited number of...

  • SmithKline antitrust Settlement
    SmithKline antitrust Settlement
    February 7 2005

    A $65 million settlement has been reached and is pending approval in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers who alleged they paid inflated prices for Paxil, a popular anti-depressant drug. The suit alleged that the company filed a...

  • Bank of America employee check cashing fee Settlement
    Bank of America employee check cashing fee Settlement
    February 7 2005

    A settlement has been reached in the California class action lawsuit filed on behalf of California employers who claimed that the bank's check cashing fee, charged to employees, could place employers in violation of the California Labor Code...

  • Central Parking Corp. securities Settlement
    Central Parking Corp. securities Settlement
    January 31 2005

    Shareholders have won a class action settlement for $4.8 million. The plaintiffs alleged the company misinformed them into purchasing stock at an inflated rate by showing them false financial statements in 2002. Central Parking still operates over...

  • Beazer Homes building Settlement
    Beazer Homes building Settlement
    January 27 2005

    This case was based upon a 201 home class action filed June 8th, 2000. Trial started September 29th, 2004. Trial ended with a jury verdict on December 13th, 2004. The plaintiffs' pretrial cost of repair was $9,300,000. The pretrial defense...

  • Beazer Homes building Settlement-Trial
    Beazer Homes building Settlement-Trial
    January 27 2005

    After four long years and a six-week trial, Beazer can claim victory for itself and the various subcontractor builders of the Adobe Mountain subdivision. Built in 1993 and 1994, this project consisted of 360 homes ranging in price from $59,900 to...

  • American Express foreign currency conversions Settlement
    American Express foreign currency conversions Settlement
    January 24 2005

    The credit card company will pay cardholders an estimated $75 million. The class action alleged the company did not properly disclose a 2% levy on all foreign currency conversions. (Jan-19-05) [NEWSDAY] [CONSUMER ACTION EMAIL] Legal Help...

  • Nationwide Insurance early termination Settlement
    Nationwide Insurance early termination Settlement
    January 19 2005

    JURY VERDICT THREATENS TO CAUSE MAJOR CHANGES IN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND AGENTS An eight person jury in the United States District Court in Connecticut awarded $2.3 million in compensatory damages to an independent...

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