Our top stories in this issue deal with how DHL delivery drivers are being paid and an ongoing investigation into potentially defective microwave drawers. We’ll also take a look at a new lawsuit that affects those who own dishwashers made by some of the biggest names in the business. Plus, if you’re a fan of fruity alcoholic beverages, you’ll want to make sure you check out our final story in this week’s newsletter. As always, the latest settlements – as well as those that are ending soon – can be found below. Stay safe out there and read on for more.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether some drivers who deliver packages for DHL are being paid properly for their overtime hours. In the past few years, DHL has introduced a new program in an effort to keep up with increased demand for delivery services. Part of the program allows for contracts with local and regional delivery vendors to provide last-mile delivery services to customers’ doors – but even though these drivers are provided DHL vans and uniforms, it’s been alleged that the company hasn’t taken responsibility for making sure these workers are being paid properly. At least one lawsuit has already been filed, but attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to hear from more people to help expand the litigation. If you’ve worked for a logistics company delivering packages for DHL, be sure to check out this page.
Back in a June issue of our newsletter, we reminded readers about an ongoing investigation into Bosch microwave drawers and their potential fire risk – but attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that the issue may be more wide-reaching than initially anticipated. Several more brands of microwave drawers are now under investigation to determine whether the appliances contain a defect that causes them to start smoking, give off a burnt “electrical” smell and potentially catch on fire. The new brands at issue? In addition to Bosch, attorneys are looking into Wolf, JennAir, Thermador, Gaggenau and KitchenAid brand microwave drawers. A successful lawsuit could help people get back the money they spent buying or fixing their microwaves, as well as force the manufacturers to take action and offer a fix. If you experienced a fire or other electrical issues with your microwave drawer, see what you can do about it here.
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According to a recently filed proposed class action, hundreds of dishwasher models made by Whirlpool and sold under the KitchenAid, JennAir, Maytag and Kenmore brand names suffer from a defect that can cause significant leakage and property damage. The case claims that a defective seal allows water to leak from the dishwashers – so slowly at first that consumers may not notice the problem until the appliance has failed completely and caused damage to the home. On top of that, the lawsuit claims that Whirlpool refuses to offer free repairs even if a dishwasher is under warranty and instead will only sell a full sump assembly with a new, yet still defective, seal attached to it. If your dishwasher is leaking, find out all the case details here.
If you went to a bar and ordered a margarita, you’d be disappointed if they brought you out a margarita-flavored beer – you’d probably even send it back, and rightly so. This is the basis for a recently filed lawsuit claiming that Anheuser-Busch has been misleading customers into thinking that they are getting liquor or wine when they buy the company’s “Ritas” beverages, which include the sparkling margarita, mojito, rosé, and sangria varieties. According to the lawsuit, none of these beverages contain the appropriate alcohol for the drink being promoted on the label – and are essentially just beer flavored to taste like what’s being advertised. The case goes on to assert that if consumers had known the truth about the drinks, they wouldn’t have bought them or at least wouldn’t have paid as much. Want more? You can find the full story over on our newswire.
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