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.

  • Assisted Living Securities Settlement
    Assisted Living Securities Settlement
    April 28 2005

    The company has settled, along with its co-defendants, a securities class action lawsuit. The settlement is worth $30 million, with Assisted Living paying $10 million, its insurance company paying $19 million, and another group paying the...

  • Sodexho Alliance Racial Discrimination Settlement
    Sodexho Alliance Racial Discrimination Settlement
    April 28 2005

    Current and former African American managers filed a class action lawsuit against their employer for racial discrimination. The world's second largest food service provider has agreed to pay an $80 million settlement and will continue to promote...

  • Microsoft Corp. Antitrust Class Action Dismissed
    Microsoft Corp. Antitrust Class Action Dismissed
    April 25 2005

    Five Californian cities filed a class action lawsuit against the computer software manufacturer claiming they were overcharged for products. A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit and noted Microsoft did not violate antitrust or unfair...

  • American Pioneer Title Insurance Co. et al. Settlement
    American Pioneer Title Insurance Co. et al. Settlement
    April 25 2005

    Eight companies have agreed to pay a $31.5 million settlement for overcharging customers for title insurance. New York state residents filed a class action lawsuit against the insurance groups for not offering discounts on title insurance if...

  • Providian Financial Securities Fraud Settlement
    Providian Financial Securities Fraud Settlement
    April 25 2005

    The company has settled a class action securities fraud suit. The lawsuit claims that the company, which issues credit cards, inflated its earnings by charging its customers extra fees, an issue which was settled for $305 million in June 2000...

  • Sulzer Medica AG Faulty Implant Settlement
    Sulzer Medica AG Faulty Implant Settlement
    April 25 2005

    The company has settled a class action lawsuit in regards to faulty hip and knee surgical implants made by a subsidiary, avoiding bankruptcy for Sulzer. The suit was settled for $725 million. 87 plaintiffs will be paid around $200 000 each over...

  • AFC Enterprises Inc. Securities Settlement
    AFC Enterprises Inc. Securities Settlement
    April 25 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant chain claiming improper accounting that artificially boosted its stock price. The operator of Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits has agreed to pay shareholders a $15 million securities...

  • Miami-Dade County Strip Search Settlement
    Miami-Dade County Strip Search Settlement
    April 23 2005

    Three women who were arrested during 2003 free trade protests filed a class action lawsuit against the county for being strip searched. U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan of Miami has awarded Judith Haney, Liat Mayer and Jamie Loughner a...

  • Morgan Stanley Securities Fraud Settlement
    Morgan Stanley Securities Fraud Settlement
    April 23 2005

    Although the brokerage denied defrauding investors and did not admit to any wrongdoing, they have agreed to pay shareholders a $41.5 million settlement. Two class action lawsuits were filed against Morgan Stanley Senior Loan Fund for allegedly...

  • Canyon Lake Property Owners Association female harassment Settlement
    Canyon Lake Property Owners Association female harassment Settlement
    April 18 2005

    Two female Country Club Restaurant employees filed a class action lawsuit against several male supervisors for harassment. The women alleged they were victims of crude, suggestive comments and unwanted touching. After filing reports of the...

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