Camaro won’t start? Powerbeats 2 headphones never really worked right? LG fridge isn’t cooling properly? Bought one of several popular deodorants that never seemed to last as long as they should? If any of these apply to you, you’ll want to stay tuned for this week’s issue as we take a look at a handful of lawsuits and settlements that may mean relief is on the way. And, as always, our newest batch of settlements and those about to expire can be found below. Keep reading for the latest.
It’s been a long time coming, but a class action settlement has finally been reached to resolve claims that the linear compressors in certain LG refrigerators are defective. This means you may be eligible to file a claim for money if you own one of the fridges in question. The settlement covers LG refrigerators manufactured between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017 – and the full list of covered models and serial numbers can be found here. Those who can provide supporting documentation of their losses stand to receive thousands of dollars from their claims; however, even if you don’t have proof of your fridge’s cooling problems, you can still recover up to $450. You only have a limited amount of time to file your claim, so be sure to act now. You can find the settlement details, as well as a link to the official settlement site, right here.
Cars, as their most practical function, get us from point A to point B – but this task becomes a bit more difficult when you can’t even turn the thing on. So, if you’re a Chevy Camaro driver, you should know that attorneys are investigating an alleged defect that has reportedly been causing a host of problems, including an inability to start the vehicle, and leading to expensive repairs. It’s believed that the problem stems from the vehicle’s heat shield, which may have been defectively designed and improperly installed in a way that doesn’t properly protect the starter and surrounding components. A lawsuit has already been filed and is seeking to cover 2010-present Chevrolet Camaro drivers who had these issues, but attorneys are looking to file additional lawsuits to force General Motors to recall the cars, offer a fix for the problem and reimburse drivers for repair costs. If you had problems with the starter in your Camaro, we have the details for you here.
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Self-proclaimed audiophiles will want to pay attention to this one. If you purchased Powerbeats 2 headphones before August 7, 2020, you may be eligible to claim $189 or more from a class action settlement – the website for which recently went live. The settlement resolves claims that a defect was causing Powerbeats 2 in-ear headphones to stop working or charging after minimal use. You don’t need proof of purchase to file a claim, but if you do happen to have a receipt, you may be able to claim more from the settlement fund than those who don’t. But remember – you only have until November 20, 2020 to file a claim. So, if you bought Powerbeats 2 headphones, you can find all the details, as well as a link to the official settlement site, here.
We’ve covered slack fill a few times on our site already and the latest entry in the saga has to do with… deodorant? Slack fill, which is the empty space in a package, is functional when it’s used to protect a product on its way to the store and eventually to your home. (Potato chips come to mind.) But, when slack fill doesn’t seem to serve any purpose, then its purpose may be to deceive the consumer. Unfortunately, this is exactly what Unilever has been doing with its Axe, Degree and Dove brand deodorants, according to a recently filed class action lawsuit. The case claims that the products contain as much as 40 percent nonfunctional slack fill, which amounts to an unlawful trade practice under California law. Want to know more? We have the full story for you here.
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