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Class Actions Still Top Concerns of Businesses Globally

Class action lawsuits were listed as the top litigation issue by respondents in the U.S., Canada and Australia, according to the latest 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. The UK ranked an overall increase in litigation – including frivolous lawsuits – …

Supreme Courts Consider Class Actions as Companies Seek Shield

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider giving businesses a new tool to thwart class action lawsuits, agreeing to decide whether a defendant can end a case by offering full payment to the lead plaintiff. The case helps shape the next …

Top 5 Class Action Lawsuit Settlements of 2014

Earlier this year, Top Class Actions, a class action lawsuit news source, announced the biggest class action settlement payments awarded to consumers in 2014. $1.1 Billion LCD Panel Settlement Payments from this historic settlement were mailed to Class Members in …

Illinois High School Association Says Concussion Suit to Create ‘Have-Nots’

The nation’s first high school sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit warned Friday the legal action could result in wealthier schools keeping their football programs and poorer ones eliminating them. Court-imposed policies, such as mandating physicians be …

Commentary: Supreme Court to Hear Class Action Details

Class action lawsuits are big business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce — admittedly, not the most objective source — estimates that securities class actions alone cost shareholders $39 billion a year. When you add in all other class actions — …

Settlement Reached in Missouri Traffic Camera Lawsuit

Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back, under a proposed legal settlement announced on Sept. 26. Attorneys for ticketed drivers …

Investors Face More Restrictions on Securities Class Action Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal settlements companies pay out each year. But the unanimous ruling was …

Moldy Washer Cases Can Proceed as Top Court Rebuffs Whirlpool

The U.S. Supreme Court let consumers press ahead with class action lawsuits claiming that washing machines made by Whirlpool Corp. developed a smelly buildup of mold. The justices today turned away appeals from Whirlpool in a case filed by Ohio …

Moldy Washers Cases Put Class Actions in High Court’s Spotlight

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as soon as Friday whether to take up closely watched cases involving moldy odor-emitting washing machines that may let the justices clarify when big-money class action cases can proceed. The nine justices are set …

Idaho Inmate Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Mail Fraud

An Idaho inmate has been ordered to serve 33 months in prison and repay more than $59,000 collected by purporting to be a claimant in class-action lawsuits and bankruptcy settlements across the country. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also …