Reports have surfaced that some healthcare facilities haven’t been providing proper accommodations for patients with disabilities and hearing impairments – so this issue’s main story looks at a widespread investigation into the healthcare industry that could result in dozens of lawsuits to provide equal access for everyone. Then, we have a couple of settlements that should be of interest to New Prime truck drivers and thrifty shoppers who frequent Coach outlet stores. We included the latest settlements at the bottom as well, so there should be something out there for everyone. Stay safe and read on for more.
It goes without saying that healthcare should be accessible for anyone who needs it – and when an individual has specific needs due to a disability, they can rest assured that their rights are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as some state laws. But what happens when a doctor’s office, hospital, lab or other medical provider fails to comply? As part of a new investigation, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether healthcare facilities across the country are providing the accommodations needed to ensure mobility-disabled, deaf and hard-of-hearing patients have the same access to care as everyone else. Allegations have surfaced that some healthcare providers are violating state and federal laws by, for instance, failing to provide interpreter services or accessible exam rooms. If you’ve had trouble accessing proper medical care due to an accessibility barrier, you may be able to help get a lawsuit started that could enact change in the industry and provide equal access for all. Want to learn more? You can find everything you need right here.
If you shopped at a Coach outlet in the U.S. between December 23, 2011 and August 24, 2020, you may be able to receive cash or vouchers as part of a recent class action settlement. The deal resolves claims that Coach tricked consumers into thinking they were getting better deals than they actually were by listing “suggested retail prices” on outlet goods that were never actually sold at the company’s regular retail stores – and therefore, never really discounted. Now, you don’t need proof of purchase to file a claim – but if you do have your receipts, you may be able to claim up to $40 in Coach outlet vouchers or $10 in cash. There is a deadline to file a claim, so be sure to check out this page for the details, as well as a link to the official settlement site.
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You may be covered by this settlement if you bought Ginkgold or Ginkgold Max in California between July 7, 2011 and October 1, 2020, or anywhere else in the United States between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2020.
Around October 5, 2020, New Prime truck drivers, as well as those who attended training for the position, received emails saying that they might be eligible to participate in a class action settlement. In response, Prime sent out a message through its app and Qualcomm system warning that the email was a phishing scam and that any settlement notices would be sent via mail – and “not an email from a stranger.” But we’re here to tell you that the email isn’t a scam – it’s a legitimate, court-approved communication regarding a $28 million deal that ended two lawsuits against New Prime, Inc. The suits claimed Prime failed to properly pay trainees during orientation and that its pay practices with regard to employee drivers and independent contractors violated state and federal wage and hour laws. Prime denied the allegations but chose to settle the suits anyway to avoid the expense of further litigation. If you received an email regarding the settlement and still have questions, we’ve got you covered right here.
The Healthy Beverage Company advertises its Steaz Organic Iced Green Tea beverages as “lightly sweetened,” but a recently filed lawsuit claims the drink’s labels are misleading. Why’s that, you ask? Well, you’ll find 20 grams of added sugar in a single can of the drink – about the same amount as a standard candy bar. Now, it’s not uncommon for companies to want to provide products for those looking for the healthier option – it’s a need they’re often eager to fill – but it’s important to be truthful. According to the suit, stating that the iced tea is “lightly sweetened” – even though its sugar content is “significant and excessive”– serves only to deceive consumers. Now, it could be argued that health-conscious shoppers should simply read the labels on what they buy, but the lawsuit is claiming that people shouldn’t be expected to dig for information that directly contradicts what the front of the package claims. For a closer look at the case, we have you covered.
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