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.

  • Wal-Mart Settles Unpaid Wages Class Action with 232,000 Ex-Employees
    Wal-Mart Settles Unpaid Wages Class Action with 232,000 Ex-Employees
    May 12 2010

    Oakland, CA: Retail giant Wal-Mart has agreed an $86 million settlement of a wages and vacation pay class action brought by tens of thousands of former California employees who allege they did not receive these monies when the left the...

  • Chicago Considers $16.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Police Force
    Chicago Considers $16.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Police Force
    May 10 2010

    Chicago, IL: Chicago City Council has approved a potential $16.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the city's police department by some 514,000 plaintiffs. Three different allegations are involved in the suit, affecting...

  • Schwab Enters Agreement to Settle All Claims in YieldPlus
    Schwab Enters Agreement to Settle All Claims in YieldPlus
    May 7 2010

    San Francisco, CA: The Charles Schwab Corporation has announced that it has entered an agreement with plaintiffs to settle all claims in a civil class action lawsuit related to the Schwab YieldPlus Fund(R), including a California state law claim not...

  • $624 Million Settlement of Countrywide Securities Class Action
    $624 Million Settlement of Countrywide Securities Class Action
    May 7 2010

    New York, NY: A $624 million settlement has been proposed in the securities class action brought by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the five New York City public pension funds against Countrywide Financial Corporation. Under the...

  • Jury Awards California Asbestos Meosthelioma Case $200 Million in Damages
    Jury Awards California Asbestos Meosthelioma Case $200 Million in Damages
    May 3 2010

    Los Angeles, CA: A jury in California awarded $200 million in punitive damages and $8.8 million in compensatory damages in an asbestos product liability lawsuit being heard last week. However, there is a possibility the amounts will be reduced...

  • Johnson & Johnson to Pay $81M In Topamax Settlement
    Johnson & Johnson to Pay $81M In Topamax Settlement
    April 30 2010

    Washington, DC: Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $81 million to the US Justice Department as settlement over allegations that the pharmaceutical company illegally promoted the epilepsy drug Topamax for unapproved uses, specifically for...

  • Former Employees of Ohio Education Association Win Health Care Class Action
    Former Employees of Ohio Education Association Win Health Care Class Action
    April 30 2010

    Columbus, Ohio: Past staff members of the Ohio Education Association (OEA), have won federal court approval of their class action settlement in the amount of $3.75 million in compensatory damages. The lawsuit arose over payment of healthcare...

  • Preliminary Settlement Reached in Lycatel Class Action
    Preliminary Settlement Reached in Lycatel Class Action
    April 27 2010

    Newark, NJ: A proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Lycatel has been reached and if approved may affect purchasers of calling cards sold or distributed by The Lycatel Group d/b/a Lycatel LLC ("Lycatel"). The settlement will...

  • Career Painter Awarded $11 Million in Asbestos Mesothelioma Suit
    Career Painter Awarded $11 Million in Asbestos Mesothelioma Suit
    April 21 2010

    Dallas, TX: A jury has awarded roughly $11 million to a Dallas family in settlement of their asbestos lawsuit. The suit was brought on behalf of mesothelioma patient and career painter Vernon Walker and wife Patsy Walker, after Mr. Walker was...

  • $200M Settlement Proposed in Charles Schwab YieldPlus Class Action
    $200M Settlement Proposed in Charles Schwab YieldPlus Class Action
    April 20 2010

    New York, NY: The brokerage and investment house Charles Schwab (CS) announced Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with plaintiffs to settle a civil class action lawsuit related to the Schwab YieldPlus Fund. According to the...

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