Are Companies Being Honest About What We’re Feeding Our Pets?
Our latest issue is packed with new investigations – half of which involve what we’re feeding our pets. From the truthfulness of ingredient labels to how those ingredients are sourced, several brands are under scrutiny for how they advertise their dog and cat food. Back on the human side of things, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are taking a closer look at Samsung and a potential defect plaguing its ovens. Plus, the way background check provider Appfolio is running reports on potential tenants may not be meeting the legal requirements expected among companies in its field. This will be our last issue of the year, so however you choose to celebrate the holidays, we wish you safety and happiness. Take care out there.
While we may not be able to cook on a grand scale for all our friends and family this year, a small gathering with a nice meal can make for a decent substitute under the circumstances – provided that your oven is working properly. Unfortunately, some Samsung customers have been experiencing issues with their ranges that make attempting to cook quite the hassle. Complaints have been popping up that Samsung gas and electric ranges are taking forever to heat up, won’t heat up past a certain temperature or can dangerously overheat without warning. Some reports also mention that the stovetop burners won’t work, will lower to the point where they go out entirely or will get so hot (even on low settings) that food will burn. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe these problems stem from an inherent defect – and they’ve already filed a lawsuit in an attempt to compensate consumers. The affected ranges have temperature sensors with the model number DG32-00002B. So, if you’ve had problems with your Samsung oven, head over to this page for the details.
As consumers, we’ve become increasingly concerned about how our food is sourced and, more often than not, if that food isn’t sourced ethically, we’ll pass on it – including when it comes to what we’re feeding our pets. In this case, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into certain Champion dog and cat food products, specifically the Acana and Orijen brands, that are advertised as containing “free-run poultry” or “wild-caught fish.” Two advocacy groups have accused the company of false and deceptive advertising, claiming that the pet food actually contains farm-raised fish and meat from chickens raised in indoor, inhumane conditions. In light of these allegations, attorneys are investigating whether consumers could start a class action against Champion to get back some of the money they spent on the products. If you bought Orijen or Acana dog or cat food advertised as containing “free-run poultry” or “wild-caught fish,” read up on the details of this new investigation here.
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Speaking of pet food, the ongoing investigation into how companies label their high-end, limited ingredient dog food products is expanding yet again – this time to include certain American Journey products. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether eight American Journey Limited Ingredient, All Life Stages and Grain-Free products contain the same ingredients that are advertised on their labels – and leave out the ones the company specifically says are excluded. For instance, if you bought the “Grain-Free Salmon and Sweet Potato” product, you’d expect the food to contain salmon and sweet potato and be free of grains, right? If testing reveals the labeling on these products isn’t entirely accurate, a lawsuit could be filed to help consumers get some money back. For a closer look at the products, as well as the other brands under investigation, head over to this page.
Appfolio is a company that provides background check reports on potential tenants to property management companies – but those reports really aren’t worth anything if they aren’t accurate, right? Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Appfolio after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) came forward with allegations that the company failed to take proper steps to ensure the accuracy of its background checks. According to the FTC, background checks provided by Appfolio contained information on individuals with different names or dates of birth than the applicant and multiple entries for the same crime or eviction, among other mistakes. On top of that, Appfolio was accused of reporting eviction and non-conviction criminal records that were more than seven years old, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If you had a background check run by Appfolio and found inaccuracies, share your story with us here.
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