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.

  • Successful 9/11 First Responders Settlement Reached
    Successful 9/11 First Responders Settlement Reached
    November 19 2010

    New York, NY: Attorneys representing the plaintiffs who were injured while working in the rescue, recovery and debris removal activities at the site of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent collapse of the...

  • AT&T Reaches Preliminary Settlement Over Internet Usage Taxes
    AT&T Reaches Preliminary Settlement Over Internet Usage Taxes
    November 18 2010

    Houston, TX: AT&T has reportedly reached a tentative settlement of the class action brought by customers who allege that internet taxes charged by the wireless service provider violated the internet tax act AT&T sent out text messages to...

  • Jury Finds Shareholders Overpaid for BankAtlantic Stock
    Jury Finds Shareholders Overpaid for BankAtlantic Stock
    November 18 2010

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL: BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") announced today that a jury in a shareholder class action suit against the Company has returned a verdict awarding $2.41 per share to shareholders who purchased shares of the Company's...

  • Settlement Of Best Buy Metal Foil Dryer Duct and Dryer Vent Installation Class Action
    Settlement Of Best Buy Metal Foil Dryer Duct and Dryer Vent Installation Class Action
    November 17 2010

    Washington, DC: A class action settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit pending against Best Buy Stores, L.P. ("Best Buy Stores" or "Best Buy" or "Defendant") in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (styled...

  • Settlement Proposed in Toys
    Settlement Proposed in Toys
    November 16 2010

    Santa Clara, CA: To all persons residing in the United States who, between May 4, 2003 through October 29, 2010, returned merchandise purchased online to a Babies "R" Us or Toys "R" Us retail store, and received return credit less than theactual...

  • Cook County Settles Strip Search Class Action for $55.3 Million
    Cook County Settles Strip Search Class Action for $55.3 Million
    November 16 2010

    Chicago, IL: The Cook County Board has approved a $55.3 million settlement in a class-action civil lawsuit alleging that thousands of inmates at the county jail were improperly strip searched. The settlement resulted from the county losing...

  • NutraCea Securities Class Action Settled
    NutraCea Securities Class Action Settled
    November 15 2010

    Pheonix, AZ: NutraCea has announced that on October 27, 2010, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona approved the settlement of the securities class action lawsuit against NutraCea and certain former officers and directors...

  • Hurricane Ike Slab Suits Settled for $72 Million
    Hurricane Ike Slab Suits Settled for $72 Million
    November 15 2010

    Galveston, TX: A District Court judge Monday approved a $72 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving 1,200 claims related to Hurricane Ike. The majority of the cases against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association stemmed from...

  • New Jersey Carpenter Wins $3,333,500 Settlement in Asbestos Lawsuit
    New Jersey Carpenter Wins $3,333,500 Settlement in Asbestos Lawsuit
    November 11 2010

    Red Bank, NJ: Seventy-five year old New Jersey resident James Johnson was awarded a $3,333,500 settlement in September of this year resulting from his asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit. He was exposed to an asbestos-containing product at his work site...

  • Wal-Mart Settles Wage and Hour Class Action for $86 Million
    Wal-Mart Settles Wage and Hour Class Action for $86 Million
    November 10 2010

    Oakland, CA: The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Saundra B. Armstrong, has granted final approval to the settlement of a wages and hour class action suit against Wal-Mart in California, In re Wal-Mart...