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.

  • 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...

  • Suffolk County House of Correction Inmate Abuse Settlement
    Suffolk County House of Correction Inmate Abuse Settlement
    May 13 2005

    A class action lawsuit was filed in 1999 against the department on behalf of 55 former inmates. The class claimed during the tenure of former Sheriff Richard Rouse, officers at Suffolk County correctional facilities routinely beat inmates and...

  • U.S. Corrections Corp. Settlement
    U.S. Corrections Corp. Settlement
    May 10 2005

    Over 750 Kentucky employees filed a class action lawsuit against their employer. The case alleged former executives Robert McQueen and Milton Thompson took control of the company by using employee benefits. A preliminary settlement will award...

  • City of Milwaukee and its Police Department Class Action Denied
    City of Milwaukee and its Police Department Class Action Denied
    May 10 2005

    A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against the city and its police for alleged police misconduct. A U.S. District Judge denied the case but allowed plaintiffs to file an amended petition. (May-09-05) [JS ONLINE] Legal Help If you...

  • H&R Block Inc. and Household International Inc. Settlement
    H&R Block Inc. and Household International Inc. Settlement
    May 10 2005

    Multiple class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of 28 million customers regarding the companies' handling of refund anticipation loans. H&R Block and Household have agreed to provide $250 million worth of rebate coupons and pay a $110...

  • Pacific Telesis Group, Pacific Bell Overtime Settlement
    Pacific Telesis Group, Pacific Bell Overtime Settlement
    May 9 2005

    A class action settlement of $6.8 million has been awarded to employees who claimed the Californian company failed to pay overtime. Plant engineers, implementation engineers, facilities equipment engineers, and manager who worked for Pacific...

  • Farmers Insurance Exchange Overtime Settlement
    Farmers Insurance Exchange Overtime Settlement
    May 9 2005

    Final judgments against the insurance company totaling over $52 million have been entered in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The class action was filed on behalf of claim representatives who alleged Farmers failed to...