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.

  • Union Pacific Railroad Contraceptives Settlement
    Union Pacific Railroad Contraceptives Settlement
    July 25 2005

    Several women filed a class action lawsuit against their employer alleging discrimination by not covering contraceptives in its health care plan. The lawsuit claimed the railroad's actions violated the federal Civil Rights Act, which prohibits...

  • Publix Super Markets Disability Settlement
    Publix Super Markets Disability Settlement
    July 25 2005

    In 1998, the Association for Disabled Americans filed a class action lawsuit against the supermarket chain for allegedly violating requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Publix did not have ATMs, service counters, deli ticket...

  • Department of Homeland Security Immigration Settlement
    Department of Homeland Security Immigration Settlement
    July 19 2005

    Before April 30, 2001, a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act allowed illegal immigrants to pay a $1,000 fee to be eligible for permanent residency. Approximately 5,000 Chicago based immigrants were mislead into believing they had...

  • AtheroGenics Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    AtheroGenics Inc. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    July 18 2005

    Shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the company claiming it misrepresented the results of an inconclusive and limited study of its experimental drug AGI-1067. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, plaintiffs...

  • New York City Rikers Female Inmate Settlement
    New York City Rikers Female Inmate Settlement
    July 18 2005

    For years, every woman admitted to the Rikers Island jail had to undergo a breast exam, pelvic exam, and a Pap smear or be placed in medical isolation. Inmates filed a class action lawsuit against the city for allegedly violating their rights by...

  • Toyobo Co. Bulletproof Vest Settlement
    Toyobo Co. Bulletproof Vest Settlement
    July 18 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed in the United States alleging the Japanese textile manufacturer produced defective bulletproof vests. Toyobo has agreed to a $29 million settlement to be awarded to plaintiffs who file claims and an additional $9...

  • CCC Information Services Inc. Insurance Settlement
    CCC Information Services Inc. Insurance Settlement
    July 18 2005

    Carriers who had a total loss claim from January 28, 1989 through July 15th, 2005 are included in a class action settlement from the software maker. The lawsuit was related to the valuation of vehicles that were declared total losses by insurers...

  • Bank of America Corp. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Bank of America Corp. Securities Class Action Dismissed
    July 18 2005

    Bank shareholders tried to file a class action lawsuit against the Bank of America for allegedly aiding Italian food company Parmalat Finanziaria SpA to commit securities fraud. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan...

  • Sharper Image Corporation Securities Class Action Dismissed
    Sharper Image Corporation Securities Class Action Dismissed
    July 14 2005

    In April 2005, stockholders filed a class action lawsuit against the company for securities fraud. Shareholders who purchased Sharper Image's common stock during the period of February 5, 2004 and August 4, 2004 have voluntarily dismissed their...

  • Tripath Technology Inc. Secruities Settlement
    Tripath Technology Inc. Secruities Settlement
    July 14 2005

    Shareholders who purchased Tripath stock between January 29, 2004 and June 13, 2005 filed a class action lawsuit alleging securities fraud. Under the terms of the proposed settlement the class action will be dismissed in exchange for a payment...