Latest Class action lawsuits News

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

Apr. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S....

Oregon foster care system targeted in federal lawsuit

Apr. 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's foster care system has failed to shield children from abuse and they are sometimes forced to stay in refurbished jail cells and homeless shelters, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The 77-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court details stories of foster children being...

Missouri's Boone County joins opioid lawsuit

Apr. 12, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Another Missouri county is suing some of the nation's biggest drug companies over the opioid epidemic. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a resolution was approved Thursday naming a St. Louis firm to represent Boone County in the class-action lawsuit. The suit is pending in the...

Ex-students sue, alleging abuse at oldest US reform school

Apr. 11, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four former students at the nation's oldest reform school have filed a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that they were abused and denied an education. The Juvenile Law Center says the suit against Glen Mills Schools in suburban Philadelphia was filed Wednesday. An investigation by...

Lawsuit: Southern California hospital secretly filmed women

Apr. 2, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of women are suing a Southern California hospital, claiming they were secretly filmed during medical procedures including having surgery and giving birth, according to a report. The lawsuit filed last week says female patients were recorded by motion-activated cameras set up...

Class-action lawsuit against Poland Spring gets new life

Apr. 2, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has given new life to a class-action lawsuit accusing Poland Spring of selling water that's sourced from wells, not springs. The same federal judge in Connecticut last year dismissed the lawsuit, but he ruled last week that an amended complaint can proceed with claims in...

Judge grants class action status in private prison lawsuit

Mar. 27, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shareholders suing private prison operator CoreCivic won class action status Tuesday for their lawsuit claiming the company inflated stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services. CoreCivic's public statements to shareholders have said the Nashville,...

Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

Mar. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a lower court should address whether those who sued had the right to do...

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme

Mar. 14, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of the first lawsuits to come out of the college bribery scandal, several students are suing Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other schools involved in the case, saying they and others were denied a fair shot at admission. The plaintiffs brought the class-action complaint...