Latest Class action lawsuits News

Judge: Teacher layoffs didn't discriminate against blacks

Jan. 22, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claiming Chicago Public Schools discriminated against black educators when it announced layoffs in 2011 has been dismissed. The 2012 lawsuit by the Chicago Teachers Union was filed on behalf of 630 black educators who were among 1,470 CPS employees who were laid off....

In this Nov. 9, 2018, photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union, Usama “Sam” Hamama appears at an American Civil Liberties Union event in Dearborn, Mich. Hamama, a Detroit-area man who was locked up for months and became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging U.S. deportations to Iraq, has won his immigration case and is on a path to citizenship, lawyers said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Clarence Tabb Jr./In My Eye Photography/American Civil Liberties Union via AP)

Man who challenged deportation to Iraq wins, can stay in US

Jan. 15, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was locked up for months and became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging U.S. deportations to Iraq has won his immigration case and is on a path to citizenship, lawyers said Wednesday. An immigration judge found that Usama “Sam” Hamama...

Lawsuit against Indiana university given class action status

Jan. 15, 2020 4:11 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging an Indiana university breached its contract by provided substandard living assignments to thousands of students staying in residential halls where mold was found. Monroe Circuit Court Judge Holly Harvey's Monday ruling...

Mandated hep C treatment for SC inmates gets initial consent

Jan. 14, 2020 7:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge granted preliminary approval Tuesday of a proposed settlement mandating testing and treatment for hepatitis C of all inmates in South Carolina correction facilities. Plaintiffs Russell Geissler, Bernard Bagley and Willie James Jackson filed a lawsuit in 2017 against...

David Meehan, lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit accusing the State of New Hampshire of covering up decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at its youth detention center, poses outside his lawyer's office in Portsmouth, N.H., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Meehan accuses three staffers, one who later worked for the Boston Red Sox, of sexually assaulting him, and others of witnessing and enabling the abuse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

AP Exclusive: Dozens allege abuse at youth detention center

Jan. 12, 2020 8:25 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — More than two dozen men and women say they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused as children at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center over the course of three decades, according to attorneys who have filed a class action lawsuit on their behalf. The...

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

Jan. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians caring for hundreds of thousands of children born dependent on opioids since 2000 should be grouped together as part of the class action lawsuit filed by local governments and others against the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of prescription pain medication, lawyers...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall, 72, listens during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Tyndall is separately facing criminal charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office regarding 16 patients. He has pleaded not guilty and is out on bond as the case proceeds. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Judge to OK $215M settlement for USC gynecologist's patients

Jan. 6, 2020 8:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Dr. George Tyndall...

Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands' End over uniforms

Jan. 3, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems. The first lawsuit against the Atlanta-based airline was...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012 file picture a worker fixes a sign at a Volkswagen Golf car during a press tour in Zwickau, central Germany. Automaker Volkswagen is raising the bar for its plunge into battery powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million e-autos per year two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer,File)

Volkswagen, German consumer group in diesel settlement talks

Jan. 2, 2020 4:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen and a German consumer group said Thursday they will conduct talks on a possible settlement in a landmark case in which hundreds of thousands of people aim to establish a right of compensation for cars affected by the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. A court in...

Judge allows medical monitoring in PFOA contamination case

Dec. 31, 2019 8:27 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont residents seeking damages for chemical contamination in groundwater in their Bennington neighborhood will be allowed to seek the costs of medical monitoring, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford means the plaintiffs in the...