Welcome new subscribers! We know many of you found us through our story on the TRESemmé lawsuit, which is currently making its way through the court system. We reached out to the lawyers involved in the case but, unfortunately, we don't have any updates for you at the moment. In the meantime, if you haven't already, you can read our most recent blog post to see the shape the litigation has taken thus far. And rest assured, we will keep you updated as to any new developments right here in the ClassAction.org newsletter. As for this issue, you’ll find new investigations into certain Subaru transmissions and Tristar air fryers, as well as stories on recent lawsuits involving teeth whitening systems and “oil-free” cosmetics. And, as always, you’ll find the latest settlements, as well as those ending soon, at the bottom of the newsletter. Glad you could make it, and keep reading for more.
From shuddering and jerking to hesitating and lurching, drivers have been reporting a slew of issues with the transmissions in their 2019 and 2020 Subaru Ascent vehicles. In light of these complaints, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is to blame for these problems and whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of drivers. Now, Subaru did issue a recall for a faulty transmission sensor back in December, but ongoing complaints from Ascent owners suggest that the software update offered by the automaker failed to fix the problem – and that cars built after May 7, 2019 were left out completely. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could provide drivers with a true fix for the transmission issue, as well as provide compensation for repair costs, rental car expenses, loss of vehicle value and other related damages. If you’ve experienced problems with your Subaru Ascent transmission, you can find the details of the investigation and share your story with us here.
Air fryers have come into popularity in recent years and while it’s convenient to be able to fry our favorites without all the oil, one manufacturer may not have ironed out all the kinks in a handful of models. Complaints have surfaced that the Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360, Tristar Power AirFryer Oven and Tristar Power AirFryer XL models can start smoking and potentially catch fire. Consumers have also reported melting plastic, leaking oil, extreme heat coming from the fryers and issues with the fans not working properly. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are currently investigating whether a defect is to blame for these problems – and whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of those who bought the air fryers. A successful lawsuit could help people get back some of the money they spent on the product, as well as compensation for any damage their air fryers caused. A lawsuit would also have the potential to force Tristar to issue a recall for the affected models. Want more? Head over to our dedicated page for a closer look at the issue.
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Celebrities and athletes can use their personal brands to endorse seemingly anything these days – including teeth whitening systems. Well, things aren’t so shiny and bright for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski this year, as the duo have been named in a proposed class action that claims the Snow teeth whitening products they’ve been hawking have “unjustifiably” been sold for far more than they’re worth. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Snow Teeth Whitening LLC has charged consumers nearly $200 for what amount to ineffective, LED at-home teeth whitening products that use nothing more than “very cheap lights” and are no different than similar items sold for much less. The suit also takes issue with an ad referencing quarantine that falsely suggests the products’ red light can prevent against infection – a feature that may be particularly appealing in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you own one of these systems, read up on the details right here.
As we’ve learned over and over again in our time reporting on class action lawsuits, simply slapping a claim on a product label doesn’t make it true. And now, a recently filed lawsuit is taking issue with top beauty brands Maybelline and L’Oréal, claiming the companies misled consumers by labeling certain cosmetic products as “oil-free” when they, in fact, contain oil. The lawsuit targets a few specific products – namely, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation, Maybelline Fit Me concealer, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte – that were advertised as being “oil-free” despite containing one or more oils, such as tocopherol, isododecane, hydrogenated polyisobutene and tocopherol acetate. Big words, I know – and the lawsuit argues that the average person can’t be expected to recognize what these ingredients actually are and that consumers were essentially duped into buying products they otherwise would not have save for the defendants’ false “oil-free” representations. If you bought these products, read more information on the case here.
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