Latest Class action lawsuits News

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

Apr. 6, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday seeks the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal lockup in Louisiana where the coronavirus has claimed the lives of five prisoners and infected nearly two dozen others. The American Civil Liberties Union claims Attorney General William Barr did not go far enough...

Order issued in Iowa lawsuit over juvenile offender treatment

Mar. 31, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ordered an Iowa state home for male juvenile offenders to stop the use of a physical restraining device and to reform its use of isolation as a form of punishment. The ruling Monday came in a class-action lawsuit filed against the Boys State Training School in...

ICE releases 2 detainees for health concerns

Mar. 28, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released two immigration detainees from a facility in Massachusetts following a lawsuit that was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and immigration attorneys. A petition was filed Wednesday for the release of the two...

A woman wearing a surgical mask and gloves during the coronavirus outbreak walks past a mural in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Visitors told to quarantine; health commish tests positive

Mar. 27, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All visitors arriving in Massachusetts are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. The Republican governor said travelers coming into Massachusetts through the state’s airports...

Judge declines to dismiss proposed SIG class-action suit

Mar. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against New Hampshire based gun manufacturer SIG Sauer. Judge Joseph Laplante found Monday that Derick Ortiz, who filed the lawsuit in September, had adequately proved his standing for litigation, New Hampshire Public Radio...

Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

Mar. 25, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary settlement. A final hearing is...

Target subsidiary to pay over $2M in class action lawsuit

Mar. 25, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Target Corp. subsidiary will pay nearly $2.3 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts woman who alleged it engaged in illegal debt collection practices, court records show. Target Enterprise Inc. will pay $7,500 to Gabrielle Carlson, of Clinton, and about...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, attorney Robert Eglet, a lead plaintiffs' counsel, speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. The emerging coronavirus pandemic has spurred a lawsuit by the Las Vegas attorney with a background in big cases, who is seeking compensation from the Chinese government for more than 32 million small U.S. businesses that have lost income and profits as a result of the outbreak. Eglet seeks class-action status and said Tuesday, March 24, 2020 he believes damages for Chinese

Lawsuit: China hid virus information, should pay billions

Mar. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney who represented victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has filed a federal lawsuit against China's government over the new coronavirus, saying Tuesday that officials hid information about the outbreak and that U.S. small businesses should receive billions of dollars in...

Supreme Court won't review Arizona foster-care lawsuit

Mar. 24, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review whether a 2015 lawsuit alleging gross failures in the foster-care system should be treated as a class-action matter. The high court decision means the case will proceed to trial as a class-action lawsuit, the Arizona Republic reported. A trial...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg leaves after speaking to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president in New York Wednesday , March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Ex-campaign staffer sues Bloomberg over layoffs, cites fraud

Mar. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign filed a class-action lawsuit Monday alleging the billionaire broke a promise to pay his thousands of campaign workers through November, regardless of whether his 2020 bid was successful. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New...