Welcome to the latest edition of the ClassAction.org newsletter! In this issue, we’re featuring two new investigations into products that may be suffering from potentially dangerous defects. First, the glass doors on several brands of ovens may be shattering without warning – and the company who manufactures the doors may be to blame. Then, Volkswagen and Audi drivers are reporting that their automatic emergency brake systems are failing to work as intended. We’ll also touch on a lawsuit questioning the effectiveness of Wet Ones hand wipes and a case that looks at what really caused the Zoosk data breach back in May. Read on for the details and the latest settlements!
Nothing ruins the comfort of a homecooked meal quite like broken glass, so when reports surface that the number of oven doors shattering is suddenly on the rise, something needs to be done. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now looking into these reports and investigating whether a widespread defect may be to blame. A lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help people get back the money they spent on replacement doors, as well as force the manufacturers to find a fix for the issue. Currently, the investigation isn’t limited to a single brand or manufacturer, as the doors themselves may have all been made by the same company or companies. So, if your oven door shattered for seemingly no reason –whether you have a Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, LG, KitchenAid, or Electrolux oven – share your story with us and you may be able to help get a lawsuit started.
Automatic emergency brakes are a great idea in theory, but if the system isn’t working properly, it can be both annoying and dangerous. Audi and Volkswagen drivers have been reporting issues with their automatic emergency brake systems (AEBs), seemingly for years – and now attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is to blame. Drivers have reported that their vehicles will suddenly slow down or stop even without the risk of a collision or, conversely, will fail to stop when they should. Both scenarios have the potential to be incredibly dangerous for both the driver and anyone nearby. If this sounds familiar, head over to our dedicated page for more information on how you may be able to help get a lawsuit started to hold Volkswagen and Audi accountable.
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Pretty much every germ-fighting product you find in the store is advertised as being able to kill 99.99% of germs – but is this something you should believe? Wet Ones hand wipes is now the latest product to become the center of a class action lawsuit that claims its 99.99% effectiveness claim is both overstated and misleading. According to the suit, Wet Ones hand wipes are ineffective against several prominent virus strains, including norovirus, as well as the microbes responsible for COVID-19. The case goes on to state that people wouldn’t have bought the product had they known it would do little to combat a virus that’s been dominating the headlines for most of the year. On top of that, the product contains both active and inactive ingredients that are known skin irritants, according to the complaint. If you bought these wipes, find more on the case here.
Online dating service Zoosk was one of several companies to have its users’ data stolen during the early weeks of May and it’s now facing a class action lawsuit because of it. The data breach is estimated to have exposed the personal information – names, email addresses, birthdates, generalized demographic information, genders and passwords – of 30 million Zoosk users. Unfortunately, the lawsuit says, Zoosk had no idea that its customer records were stolen until the hack was publicly reported, even though it was a foreseeable consequence of Zoosk’s subpar security. The lawsuit goes on to state that the company had the means to protect its users’ information yet failed to do so. If you want more information on the lawsuit or the breach itself, we have you covered.
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