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.

  • Pacifica Enterprises Renovation Settlement
    Pacifica Enterprises Renovation Settlement
    July 5 2005

    The San Diego developer agreed to a $460,000 out of court settlement for environmental violations. In 2004, Pacifica was renovating the Padre Hotel but was removing asbestos from the building's interior without the proper safety precautions. Air...

  • Micromuse Inc. Securities Settlement
    Micromuse Inc. Securities Settlement
    June 28 2005

    Shareholders filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the real time business and service assurance software company and a number of its current and former officers...

  • Cincinnati Bell Roaming Charges Settlement
    Cincinnati Bell Roaming Charges Settlement
    June 28 2005

    Customers filed a class action lawsuit regarding the billing practices of cellular roaming charges. Bell has agreed to create a $6 million fund to give affected customers a $50 voucher for certain Bell services. (Jun-28-05) [ENQUIRER]...

  • Qwest Communications International Inc. Securities Settlement
    Qwest Communications International Inc. Securities Settlement
    June 27 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the company for allegedly avoiding payment of $273 million quarterly dividend to investors who held shares of U.S. West before the companies merged in 2000. Qwest denied the allegations but...

  • Cardiac Science, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Cardiac Science, Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    June 27 2005

    Shareholders tried to file a class action lawsuit against the defibrillator manufacturer regarding the proposed merger with Quinton Cardiology Systems, Inc. Cardiac has executed a memorandum of understanding with plaintiffs to dismiss the...

  • Guam Government Tax Settlement
    Guam Government Tax Settlement
    June 24 2005

    Nearly a decade ago, the Guam Government started to deny low income taxpayers their Earned Income Tax Credit. A class action was filed and the government has agreed to settle the claims for $90 million. (Jun-21-05) [GUAM PDN] Legal Help...

  • Beaumont Hospital Insurance Class Action Dismissed
    Beaumont Hospital Insurance Class Action Dismissed
    June 24 2005

    Several Detroit residents tried to file a class action lawsuit against the hospital for allegedly charging uninsured patients more than those with insurance. U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn dismissed the lawsuit and ruled that the residents...

  • Broadcom Corp. Securities Settlement
    Broadcom Corp. Securities Settlement
    June 24 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the chipmaker for securities fraud. The class includes those who purchased common stock between July 31, 2000, and February 26, 2001. The lawsuit claimed Broadcom improperly accounted for...

  • Sprint Corp. et al. Fiber Optics Class Action Denied
    Sprint Corp. et al. Fiber Optics Class Action Denied
    June 20 2005

    Sprint Corp., Level 3 Communications Inc., Leucadia National Corp., and Qwest Communications International Inc. The telecommunication companies reached a settlement with numerous landowners covering right of way across the country in September...

  • Hibernia Corp. Securities Settlement
    Hibernia Corp. Securities Settlement
    June 20 2005

    The holding company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit with its shareholders over the company's proposed merger with Capital One Financial Corp. The class action claimed the company's directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing...