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.

  • White Plains County Jail Class Action Dismissed
    White Plains County Jail Class Action Dismissed
    June 12 2005

    Three inmates tried to file a class action lawsuit against officers for allegedly violating their constitutional rights through strip searches. A federal judge from the U.S District Court of White Plains dismissed the lawsuit due to videotape...

  • Canadian Superior Energy Inc. Shareholders Settlement
    Canadian Superior Energy Inc. Shareholders Settlement
    June 12 2005

    After the company pulled out from a well drilling project off Nova Scotia, US shareholders filed a class action lawsuit alleging securities fraud. The securities suit claimed Canadian Superior issued false and misleading statements after the I...

  • Katzman & Korr Homeowner Settlement
    Katzman & Korr Homeowner Settlement
    June 10 2005

    Over 400 Florida homeowners filed a class action lawsuit against the Lauderhill law firm. The lawsuit accused the company of violating the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act. The...

  • AOL and CompuServe Billing Settlement
    AOL and CompuServe Billing Settlement
    June 10 2005

    Ohio residents filed a class action lawsuit against the internet service provider for allegedly charging inappropriate fees to their accounts. AOL proceeded with improper billing and failed to honor customers' requests to cancel their...

  • Citigroup Inc. Enron Settlement
    Citigroup Inc. Enron Settlement
    June 10 2005

    The nation's largest financial services company has agreed to pay a $2 billion class action settlement over its role in aiding Enron with accounting fraud. This is the single largest payout to Enron investors who claimed securities fraud after...

  • Kia Motors America Sephia Settlement
    Kia Motors America Sephia Settlement
    June 10 2005

    Kia Motors America On May 27, 2005 a Philadelphia jury entered a $5.64 million verdict in favor of a 9,400 member plaintiff class of Pennsylvania purchasers/lessees of the Kia Sephia model car for model years 1997-2000. The certified class...

  • Eli Lilly & Co. Zyprexa Settlement
    Eli Lilly & Co. Zyprexa Settlement
    June 10 2005

    The pharmaceutical company has agreed to a $690 million settlement with consumers. The class action lawsuit alleged Eli Lilly did not adequately warn consumers that its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa could cause diabetic symptoms. The settlement did...

  • Campus Apartments and Professional Property Management Settlement
    Campus Apartments and Professional Property Management Settlement
    June 7 2005

    Over 200 tenants from the Arcata apartment complex filed a lawsuit against the owners and managers of their residents. The plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit over the existence of structural defects, including rotten support beams on the...

  • Trustreet Properties Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Trustreet Properties Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    June 7 2005

    On February 25, a reverse merger between CNL Restaurant Properties Inc., U.S. Restaurant Properties Inc. and 18 CNL income funds took place and shareholders tried to file a class action lawsuit alleging securities fraud. The suit claimed the...

  • Literary Works Copyright Settlement
    Literary Works Copyright Settlement
    June 7 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed against the company claiming commercial electronic databases and certain print publishers infringed the copyrights of freelance authors. Print publishers first published the works with the authors' permission...