How to Claim Your Piece of the Huuuge Casino Settlement
We have a wide range of topics for you this week – but the big headline comes in the form of a settlement resolving a lawsuit over social casino games from Huuuge, Inc. If you played Huuuge Casino, Billionaire Casino or Stars Slots, you’ll want to check out this story as you may be able to get some money back. From there, we’ll take a look at recent cases filed over portable UV light sanitizers and potentially explosive citronella candles, as well as a blog post detailing the complex relationship between recalls and class action lawsuits. Read on for the details and stay safe out there.
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit claiming that Huuuge, Inc. violated gambling laws when it sold virtual chips in its social-style casino games. So, if you played Huuuge Casino, Billionaire Casino or Stars Slots on or before August 31, 2020, you may be able to claim a piece of the $6.5 million settlement fund. The amount you receive will depend on a number of factors, including the total amount you spent on in-game purchases. And, if you’re wondering how much you might be entitled to, you can receive an estimate over at the settlement site. Be sure to act soon, though, as you only have until January 4, 2021 to file a claim. For further details, as well as a link to the settlement site, head over to this page.
UV Sanitizer USA sells a portable ultraviolet (UV) light sanitizer that they say can kill 99.99% of viruses, germs, bacteria, and mold all on its own – but a recently filed proposed class action is claiming otherwise. The case asserts that the defendant’s claims are false and misleading since the FDA states that UV sanitizers must be supplemented with old-fashioned manual cleaning to work properly. On top of that, the lawsuit says that claims like these can be dangerous to make in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic. The case also calls into question the safety of the product due to the long-recognized dangers associated with exposure to UV radiation. The lawsuit is looking to cover anyone who bought the product – so, if you want more information, read up on the details here.
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If you purchased Roundup Weed & Grass Killer products, you should know that the deadline for filing a claim has been extended. The full list of products and additional information can be found on the settlement site.
A proposed class action – as well as hundreds of online consumer complaints – are claiming that Spectrum Brands’ Repel insect repellant citronella candles can explode when extinguished. The candles, which can be bought at several popular stores including Target, Home Depot and Walmart, are allegedly plagued by faulty safety features that can cause them to explode and cause serious injury, including burns to the face from hot wax and chemicals. The lawsuit isn’t clear on the science behind why the candles can explode, but it has been noted that explosions can occur even when a candle is extinguished in a reasonable and safe manner. As the lawsuit tells it, the defendant’s Repel citronella candles “are dangerous as sold and are a safety danger to all consumers.” You can read a breakdown of the case right here.
The relationship between recalls and class action lawsuits can be a complicated one. Sometimes they happen completely independent of one another. Other times both tools are used in tandem to force companies to properly right the wrongs that plague the average consumer. In a recent blog post, we set out to explore this relationship in detail, answering questions like the following: When you hear about a recall, does that automatically mean a class action is coming? What happens when a recall isn’t enough – or what if one is nowhere to be found? Does a class action have the power to force change? If you, like us, are interested in how these tools can be used together to benefit those affected by potentially defective and dangerous products, read up on the topic here.
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