A U.S. district judge has decided to hold off on granting final approval to the $40-$45 million settlement proposed to end class action litigation over an apparent oil consumption defect in Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles.
One group of consumers who have been at the mercy of this dance for years are those who have owned or leased a vehicle equipped with a panoramic sunroof that suddenly exploded.
It’s September again, which means college students all across America are moving into dorm rooms, registering for classes, buying textbooks, figuring out how to do laundry and…filing lawsuits?
One lawsuit was not only poised to leave a lasting effect on future litigation, but also threatened to end several completely unrelated cases before they could have their chance at a final settlement.
Employers are now allowed to update their arbitration agreements in response to workers filing class or collective actions against them, and they can legally threaten to fire those who refuse to sign the new agreements.
If you’re willing to put in a little work to fight for a better settlement, you can file an objection. Objections to class action settlements, though they require some time and effort on the objector’s part, can help ensure a fair deal.
Swept up under the commotion of the historic Equifax data breach settlement were a number of other significant settlements that you may want to be aware of, as they affect everyone from Google job applicants to coconut oil lovers.
[UPDATE] The dust is still settling, and given the gravity and breadth of this particular data breach, there’s a mountain of information to sift through about how to claim your piece of the historic settlement.
We've broken down the process for you by following the path of a real case—so that when you hear about a settlement on our site or elsewhere, you’ll know when you should (and shouldn’t) hold your breath.
If you've signed a waiver, that doesn't mean you've totally given up your right to pursue a class action lawsuit. Read on to learn how some class action waivers can be invalid.