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.

  • McDonald's Beef Additives Settlement
    McDonald's Beef Additives Settlement
    May 23 2005

    The fast food giant has agreed to pay a $10 millions settlement to 24 groups. The class action lawsuit claimed McDonalds misled Hindu and vegetarian consumers by claiming French Fries containing beef additives for flavoring were vegetarian...

  • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Employee Discrimination Settlement
    Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Employee Discrimination Settlement
    May 20 2005

    Eight former and current African American employees filed a class action lawsuit against their employer. The lawsuit alleged racial discrimination at the Lusby facility. Calvert Cliffs has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement and while the...

  • GEICO et al. class action dismissed
    GEICO et al. class action dismissed
    May 17 2005

    Melissa Murphy and Peter Falley tried to file a class action lawsuit against GEICO, Progressive Northern Insurance Company, and 15 other no-fault insurance providers in Delaware. They alleged the defendants engaged in an industry wide practice...

  • Reynolds American Inc. Class Action Dismissed
    Reynolds American Inc. Class Action Dismissed
    May 16 2005

    A class action was filed against one of the world's largest tobacco companies for allegedly misleading consumers about light cigarettes. Minnesota Judge Diana Eagon dismissed all of the states resident's claims because they conflicted with the...

  • MSC Painting Corp. Employee Settlement
    MSC Painting Corp. Employee Settlement
    May 16 2005

    A class action was filed on behalf of 31 employees against the Scarsdale painting and building contractor for unpaid work and overtime. MSC Painting allegedly wrote bad checks and failed to pay overtime and therefore violated minimum wage laws...

  • Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science Class Action Dimissed
    Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science Class Action Dimissed
    May 16 2005

    Saskatchewan Organic Directorate farmers tried to file a class action lawsuit against the companies. The lawsuit claimed genetically modified canola stole revenue from the organic canola market in Canada. Saskatoon Queen's Bench Justice Gene...

  • BMG Music Service S&H Settlement
    BMG Music Service S&H Settlement
    May 16 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the company for allegedly engaging in deceptive, misleading and unfair marketing and sales practices in regard to its shipping and handling charges and its advertised cost of CDs. Plaintiffs include BMG...

  • Interstate Bakeries Corp. Securities Settlement
    Interstate Bakeries Corp. Securities Settlement
    May 13 2005

    An $18 million settlement has been awarded to shareholders for securities fraud. The class action alleged Interstate and former executives James Elsesser, Charles Sullivan, and Frank Coffey misled investors about its future earnings. (May-12...

  • Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Discrimination Settlement
    Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Discrimination Settlement
    May 13 2005

    Protection and Advocacy for People with Disablities, Inc. filed a class action lawsuit against the transit system on behalf of the Disability Action Center and four individuals. The lawsuit alleged CMRTA violated the Americans with Disabilities...

  • Easyhome Ltd. Rental Contract Settlement
    Easyhome Ltd. Rental Contract Settlement
    May 13 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed in November of 1997 against the company for allegedly using fraudulent contracts. Easyhome's rental agreement contracts did not conform to the requirements of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act and they have...