ADT Accused of Overselling Glass Break Detectors
The security company ADT has been hit with a proposed class action claiming that it deceptively marketed its glass break detectors. According to the complaint, ADT claims that its glass break detectors – also called audio discriminators – detect break-ins by “hearing” the sound of breaking glass when, in reality, they only detect the cracking or splintering sounds of broken pane glass. This could prove to be a problem for many ADT customers since the majority of windows are made of tempered glass these days – which, if broken, the devices don’t detect.
Equifax Facing Class Action After Kroger Data Breach
Equifax is facing a proposed class action after a group of Kroger employees had their sensitive information exposed in a data breach. Equifax is a consumer credit bureau that provides Kroger employees with W-2 forms, so they had the reasonable duty of protecting the employees’ personal information. A duty that they failed to perform, according to the lawsuit. Named plaintiff Betzalel Yochanan is looking to certify a class of more than 431,000 workers who were allegedly affected by the breach.
Maserati Recalls Vehicles over Suspension Issues
Maserati will be recalling more than 26,000 vehicles that contain a potential defect in the rear suspension. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that certain 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicle owners are at risk because a bolt attaching the rear tie-rod to the hub assembly may not have been properly tightened during the manufacturing process. Maserati will begin inspecting the affected vehicles in July and, if necessary, will replace the piece at no cost to customers.
BMW Sued for Not Fixing Recalled Vehicles
BMW has been hit with a proposed class action over its actions following a March 2016 recall. The complaint claims that the defect that prompted the recall – rupturing airbag inflators in 2006-2015 1 Series, 3 Series, X1, X3, X5 and X6 models – leaves the vehicles undrivable until the problem is fixed. And yet, BMW said that the parts will not be available for six months or longer – an unreasonable amount of time to fix a defect that leaves people without transportation, according to the plaintiff.