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.

  • $3.78 Million Dilantin Settlement Following Death of 9-Year-Old Girl
    $3.78 Million Dilantin Settlement Following Death of 9-Year-Old Girl
    October 15 2010

    New York, NY: A $3.78 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc on behalf of the family of a nine-year-old New York girl who died in June 2004 as the result of a drug-induced disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which...

  • Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Brings $4.5 Million Award
    Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Brings $4.5 Million Award
    October 13 2010

    Clay County, MO: A $4.5 million settlement has been awarded in the case of a 70-year old man who died of asbestos mesothelioma. The plaintiff's career involved installing ceiling tiles which contained asbestos. During his career he breathed...

  • Class Action Settlement Monies to Feed Hungry Kids
    Class Action Settlement Monies to Feed Hungry Kids
    October 12 2010

    Reno, NV: The $25 million settlement of a nationwide class action brought against vitamin companies that allegedly cheated customers through illegal price fixing, will be used to help fund food banks and feed hungy elementary school children in...

  • $8.5M Settlement Proposed in Spectranetics Securities Class Action
    $8.5M Settlement Proposed in Spectranetics Securities Class Action
    October 8 2010

    New York, NY: The plaintiff (the "Settling Class Action Plaintiff') in the action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado (the "Federal Court"), and entitled In re Spectranetics Corporation Securities Litigation...

  • Zurich Insurance Agrees $455M Settlement in Farmers Class Action
    Zurich Insurance Agrees $455M Settlement in Farmers Class Action
    October 7 2010

    London, UK: Zurich Financial Services Group and its subsidiary, Farmers Group Inc, have settled a nationwide class action lawsuit that is pending in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Under the terms of the settlement, $455 million will be made...

  • Great-West Lifeco Must Pay $456 Million In London Life Class Action
    Great-West Lifeco Must Pay $456 Million In London Life Class Action
    October 5 2010

    Winnipeg, MT: Canada's Great-West Lifeco must pay $456 million to more than a million policyholders as a result of a ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a class-action lawsuit over the financing of the acquisition of London Insurance...

  • Verizon Settles Cell Phone Billing Class Action for $90 Million
    Verizon Settles Cell Phone Billing Class Action for $90 Million
    October 4 2010

    Washington, DC: Verizon Wireless has announced that it will pay refunds totaling about $90 million to 15 million cell phone customers who were illegally charged for data sessions or Internet use. Customers will reportedly receive either credits...

  • Force Protection Reaches $24M Preliminary Settlement in Shareholder Class Action
    Force Protection Reaches $24M Preliminary Settlement in Shareholder Class Action
    October 1 2010

    Ladson, SC: Force Protection Inc has announced that it has reached an agreement to settle the consolidated shareholder securities class action entitled In re Force Protection, Inc. Securities Litigation, Consolidated Civil Action No. 2:08-cv-845-CWH...

  • BP to Pay $15M for Texas Refiney Violations of Clean Air Act
    BP to Pay $15M for Texas Refiney Violations of Clean Air Act
    September 30 2010

    Washington, DC: The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City...

  • Webster Bank Settles Overdraft Suit for $3 Million
    Webster Bank Settles Overdraft Suit for $3 Million
    September 30 2010

    Waterbury, CN: Waterbury-based Webster Bank has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which alleged that the bank manipulated customers' account debits in a way that maximizes overdraft fees Webster said it agreed...