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.

  • US Settles Indian Lawsuit for $3.4 Billion
    US Settles Indian Lawsuit for $3.4 Billion
    December 9 2009

    Washington, DC: The US government has announced that it will pay $3.4 billion to settle allegations that it mismanaged money in American Indian trust funds. The settlement ends a lawsuit that lasted 13 years. The US government was accused of...

  • Couple Awarded Nearly One Million Dollars in Lawsuit
    Couple Awarded Nearly One Million Dollars in Lawsuit
    December 9 2009

    Newfane, VT: A couple who sold their condominium rental business to a company that went out of business after only a year has been awarded $924,000 in their lawsuit. The couple alleged that SnowResorts Hospitality Group was sold to Allen Jones...

  • Plane Crash Victim's Family Awarded $7 Million
    Plane Crash Victim's Family Awarded $7 Million
    December 9 2009

    Lexington, KY: The family of a man killed in the 2006 Comair plane crash in Kentucky has been awarded $7 million. The crash occurred when Flight 5191 attempted to take off from a runway that was too short for commercial jets. Forty-nine people died...

  • Plane Crash Victim's Family Awarded $7 Million
    Plane Crash Victim's Family Awarded $7 Million
    December 9 2009

    Lexington, KY: The family of a man killed in the 2006 Comair plane crash in Kentucky has been awarded $7 million. The crash occurred when Flight 5191 attempted to take off from a runway that was too short for commercial jets. Forty-nine people died...

  • Texas Settles with Disabled Drivers for $24 Million
    Texas Settles with Disabled Drivers for $24 Million
    December 2 2009

    Austin, TX: The state of Texas has agreed to pay a $24 million settlement in the class action brought against the Department of Transportation by disabled drivers. The suit was originally filed more than 12 years ago, alleging that the $5 fee...

  • Wal-Mart Agrees Tentative $40 Million Settlement in Wage  and Hour Class Action
    Wal-Mart Agrees Tentative $40 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Class Action
    December 2 2009

    Wal-Mart has agreed to what is being heralded as the largest settlement of a wages class action in Massachusetts history, a record $40 million. If approved, the settlement will end the class action, filed in 2001. The lawsuit alleges that Wal...

  • City of Fargo To Pay for Excessive Traffic Fines
    City of Fargo To Pay for Excessive Traffic Fines
    November 30 2009

    A million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit against the City of Fargo, ND, was approved today by a federal judge. The lawsuit alleged that the City had been charging excessive traffic fines - that they illegally exceed those in the...

  • True Dating Site Settles Class Action for $1.5 Million
    True Dating Site Settles Class Action for $1.5 Million
    November 30 2009

    The online dating site True.com, has agreed to pay $1.5 million as settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by its customers earlier this year. The suit alleged that True.com - which is owned by TrueBeginnings LLC, had wrongfully billed its...

  • Retired Steel Workers Win Pension Benefits Class Action for $51 Million
    Retired Steel Workers Win Pension Benefits Class Action for $51 Million
    November 30 2009

    Retired AK Steel workers finally won their eight-year old pension benefits class action and got some money last week. The settlement totalled $51 million and will be distributed among 1000 retirees. The suit alleged that the company had...

  • Heelys Settles Securitiies Class Action for $5.25 Million
    Heelys Settles Securitiies Class Action for $5.25 Million
    November 24 2009

    Dallas, TX: A $5.25 million settlement has been approved by a federal judge in the class action lawsuit against Heelys, a company that makes shoes with a wheel in the heel. The securities class action centered around allegations of breach of...

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