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.

  • Landmark Settlement Reached in BPA Class Action
    Landmark Settlement Reached in BPA Class Action
    January 17 2011

    Toronto, ON: U.S. polycarbonate baby bottle maker, Philips Electronics Corporation North America, has become the first to settle a lawsuit over failure to tell consumers its products contained Bisphenol A (BPA), in what is being dubbed as a...

  • eBay Reaches $30 Million Settlement in Motors Fee Class Action
    eBay Reaches $30 Million Settlement in Motors Fee Class Action
    January 13 2011

    San Francisco, CA: eBay has reached a proposed $30 million settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging it had overcharged sellers in the eBay Motors Parts and Accessories category. The class action, filed by two eBay sellers on April 21, 2009...

  • Strip Search Class Action Settled for $3 Million
    Strip Search Class Action Settled for $3 Million
    January 13 2011

    San Antonio, TX: A $3 million settlement of a class action lawsuit involving Bexar County Jail was approved this week by a federal judge. The suit alleged thousands of people were illegally strip searched in Bexar County Jail. The suit, filed in...

  • $330,000 Settlement Approved for Roberts Hawaii Drivers
    $330,000 Settlement Approved for Roberts Hawaii Drivers
    January 12 2011

    Honolulu, HW: A $330,000 settlement has been reached in the wages and overtime class-action brought against Roberts Hawaii by dozens of its tour bus drivers. The lawsuit alleged the company forced the drivers to work long hours without paying the...

  • Preliminary $12 Million Settlement Reached in Overdraft Class Action
    Preliminary $12 Million Settlement Reached in Overdraft Class Action
    January 12 2011

    Washington, DC: A tentative $12 million settlement has been approved by a federal judge in the class action brought by National City Bank customers who were wrongfully charged for overdrafts. The lawsuit charged that National City, now owned by...

  • Prius Headlight Class Action Certified Following Settlement
    Prius Headlight Class Action Certified Following Settlement
    January 11 2011

    Los Angeles, CA: A federal judge has certified a class of roughly 320,000 owners and lessees of Prius hybrids who have reached a personal injury settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. over claims that the vehicles had defective LED headlights. The...

  • Charles Schwab to Pay $18 Million to Investors of YieldPlus
    Charles Schwab to Pay $18 Million to Investors of YieldPlus
    January 11 2011

    Washington, DC: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has ordered Charles Schwab & Company, Inc., to pay $18 million into a Fair Fund to be established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to repay...

  • New Car Class Action Settlements with Toyota and CADA
    New Car Class Action Settlements with Toyota and CADA
    January 10 2011

    Washington, DC: Two proposed partial settlements of several class action lawsuits involving Toyota and the Canadian Automobile Dealer's Association (CADA) have been reached. The lawsuits allege certain automakers and trade associations conspired in...

  • Class Action Settlement for Third Party Charges to Landline Accounts
    Class Action Settlement for Third Party Charges to Landline Accounts
    January 10 2011

    Chicago, IL:Several class action lawsuits naming providers of "premium content" (e.g., products and services such as voicemail and email services provided by entities other than the Local Exchange Carriers that are available to customers for a fee...

  • $800,000 Settlement in Kahala Hotel Class Action
    $800,000 Settlement in Kahala Hotel Class Action
    January 6 2011

    Kahala, HW: A state judge has handed down an $800,000 civil judgment against the owner of the Kahala Hotel & Resort in a class-action lawsuit over service fees charged for food and beverages. The class-action suit said service fees for food and...