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.

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Lucent Technologies (Sep-23-03)
    Settlements and Verdicts: Lucent Technologies (Sep-23-03)
    September 24 2003

    Premiliminary court approval has been received in the settlement of the shareholder class action filed against the company. Notices will be mailed to potential class members by Oct-07-03. Claim information will also be available through the Claims...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Philadelphia Housing Authority
    Settlements and Verdicts: Philadelphia Housing Authority
    September 24 2003

    A settlement has been granted preliminary approval in the federal class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all PHA residents with children under the age of six. The suit was filed in 1991 alleging that the PHA violated federal regulations by...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: City of New York
    Settlements and Verdicts: City of New York
    September 24 2003

    A $167,500 settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit that alleged racial profiling by New York police. The suit was filed in 1999 and claimed that the 10 plaintiffs were unjustly stopped and searched by police officers. Under the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Western Auto Supply
    Settlements and Verdicts: Western Auto Supply
    September 24 2003

    A $6.8 million settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against minority employees that were placed in stores in minority neighborhoods. The suit was filed on behalf of up to 5,000 black employees who...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: NewPower Holdings, Inc.
    Settlements and Verdicts: NewPower Holdings, Inc.
    September 24 2003

    A preliminary settlement has been reached in the securities class action lawsuit filed against NewPower Holdings, Inc. Under the terms of settlement, the company will pay $26 million to resolve all claims by plaintiffs regarding the alleged...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: International Paper
    Settlements and Verdicts: International Paper
    September 24 2003

    Along with Weyerhaeuser and Georgia-Pacific, International Paper has agreed to settle an antitrust class action filed against it in 1999. The suit alleges that defendants conspired to increase prices for purchasers of corrugated sheets and...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Exxon Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Exxon Corp.
    September 18 2003

    A tentative settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed against Exxon Corp. (now ExxonMobil), on behalf of an estimated 300 to 700 property owners in Charleston and elsewhere in South Carolina. The suit alleged that the company...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: LookSmart
    Settlements and Verdicts: LookSmart
    September 18 2003

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed against LookSmart on behalf of customers who were required to accept a new commercial listings agreement to remain included in LookSmart's directory, and paid a fee related to this...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Masco Corp
    Settlements and Verdicts: Masco Corp
    September 18 2003

    Final approval has been granted for the settlement of the class action lawsuit filed against its wood coating products. The suit claimed that a sealant used by the company's Behr Process Corp. unit caused excessive mildew damage to the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: DeConna Ice Cream Company
    Settlements and Verdicts: DeConna Ice Cream Company
    September 18 2003

    A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of consumers who purchased Big Daddy Ice Cream between May 1, 1995 and June 17, 2001. The suit claimed that the company mislabeled their product with a label stating that...