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: Service Corp. International
    Settlements and Verdicts: Service Corp. International
    May 28 2003

    A $3 million dollar settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed against Service Corp. International (SCI) on behalf of 16,000 customers. The suit alleged that the funeral industry company illegally charged processing fees...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Farmers Insurance Group
    Settlements and Verdicts: Farmers Insurance Group
    May 28 2003

    A $117.5 million dollar settlement is about to be decided on in the class action lawsuit filed against Farmers Insurance Group on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Texans. The suit claimed that Farmers overcharged its customers, using...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Party City Corporation
    Settlements and Verdicts: Party City Corporation
    May 28 2003

    A settlement has been reached in the securities class action lawsuit filed against Party City Corportation. The settlement was in regards to a suit filed on behalf of shareholders in 1999, and has been approved by the court. (May-20-03) Legal...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft.
    May 12 2003

    A $12.3 million dollar settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed against Microsoft Corp. on behalf of Montana consumers who purchased certain Micrsoft products between March 28, 1996, and Aug. 31, 2002, alleging that the...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: MasterCard and VISA
    Settlements and Verdicts: MasterCard and VISA
    May 12 2003

    A settlement has been reached in the class action antitrust lawsuit filed against MasterCard International and VISA U.S.A. by United States merchants. Under the terms of settlement, MasterCard will make ten annual payments of $100 million dollars...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft Corp.
    Settlements and Verdicts: Microsoft Corp.
    May 12 2003

    has agreed to a $202 million dollar settlement in the class action lawsuits filed on behalf of Florida consumers. The suit claimed that Microsoft violated the state's antitrust and unfair competition laws, and plaintiffs included consumers and...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Aventis
    Settlements and Verdicts: Aventis
    May 12 2003

    The company has agreed to pay $178 million dollars and to make no admission of any wrongdoing to settle the price-fixing class action lawsuit filed against them. The suit claimed that the company violated federal anti-trust laws in the pricing of...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Great Lakes Chemical Corp
    Settlements and Verdicts: Great Lakes Chemical Corp
    May 12 2003

    A settlement has been approved in the CA and IN antitrust class action lawsuit against Great Lakes Chemical Corp. alleging price fixing on the flame-retardant mineral bromine. Under the terms of settlement, the company will pay $6.7 million in...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Coast Homeowners Association
    Settlements and Verdicts: Coast Homeowners Association
    May 12 2003

    A class action lawsuit against the Coast Homeowners Association in California has been settled for $6.1 million. The suit filed by 470 San Clemente homeowners accused the company of failing to monitor and pump wells that had been built years...

  • Settlements and Verdicts: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax
    Settlements and Verdicts: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax
    May 12 2003

    Talk to a local bankruptcy lawyer right away! A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed against Experian, TransUnion and Atlanta-based Equifax, requiring that the companies must make it clear if a person has personally filed...