Kellogg’s, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Facebook, and more have all received settlements in recent years. But which of these companies have been particularly successful in class action lawsuits? We’ve taken a closer look at some of the top-selling products and services to identify those with the most successful class-action lawsuit settlements. What do these companies have in common? Here are the successful companies, and why.
The settlement is one of many recent class-action lawsuits filed in U.S. courts. This particular case involves the improper use of the word “healthy” and excessive amounts of sugar and unhealthy ingredients in Kellogg’s cereals. The settlement was a successful one for the company because it prevented further legal expenses and damage to its brand. Kellogg did not admit any wrongdoing, but the settlement still amounts to a significant sum.
Plaintiffs in Smith v. Kellogg filed an amended complaint on January 10, 2019. The order dated September 10 2013 addresses the Plaintiffs’ motion for final approval of the settlement and objections. One objection seeks attorneys’ fees. The court grants the motion in its entirety and denies the objector’s request for attorneys’ fees. This means that Kellogg will pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees.
The Best Buy class-action lawsuit settlement resolves the disparate treatment of women, African-Americans, and Latino employees. Plaintiffs argued that the company used a monitoring company to track returns and denied these employees promotions. The company later dropped the practice and settled with the class. The settlement provides $130,000 to San Diego and will be used to enforce consumer protection laws. This settlement was praised by the plaintiffs’ counsel.
During the initial stages of litigation, the company notified about 396,116 people about their rights to pursue a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuits allege that Best Buy did not follow its policies and failed to disclose a contract with a third party, known as The Retail Equation. The Retail Equation monitored consumer purchases and subsequently decided whether consumers in the state could return items. Best Buy later discontinued the use of this company but agreed to improve pricing accuracy and disclosures regarding its return policies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
The class-action lawsuit alleges that Blue Cross and its competitors violated antitrust laws by agreeing not to compete with each other for administrative services. Plaintiffs argued that these agreements caused the insurers to charge higher rates because they limited competition. Blue Cross, however, denied these allegations, stating that the changes would have increased competition and cost savings for consumers. The settlement includes two classes: the Damages Class and the Injunctive Relief Class.
Those who are not eligible to receive payments will not be included in the damages class. Beneficiaries, dependents, and non-employees are excluded. However, the changes will benefit non-employees as well. The total premiums paid for medical plans and commercial health benefits will be included in the settlement amount. They will be prorated for partial months. The data used to determine the number of premiums will be provided by Blue Cross member plans. Claimants will not need to provide this data to receive the compensation.
A proposed class-action lawsuit settlement between Facebook and the Class Members will provide each Class Member with a payment of up to $1,000 for medical diagnostic screenings and other expenses. In return, Class Members will relinquish their rights to pursue other claims, including injunctive relief, medical monitoring, and treatment. But even though the proposed settlement does not provide the full amount of compensation sought by Plaintiffs, it still represents a substantial amount of money for Class Members.
The proposed settlement will address the underlying federal action, as well as the related state court lawsuit against Facebook. The settlement will not cover the costs of identifying the class members. However, the proposed settlement will ensure that each Class Member is informed of their rights. Further, it is important to note that the proposed settlement does not provide relief to every Class Member, as the Court’s approval is required before the settlement can be finalized. It is important to note that the settlement is still subject to Court approval, so any proposed Facebook class action lawsuit settlement is subject to a Class Certification.