Class Actions Suggest New Year Doesn’t Bring New Business Practices
We’re well into the first month of 2021, and it seems that not much has changed when it comes to companies being less than honest about their products and services. But then again, we were never holding our breath. So, we’ll keep doing our part, reporting on the latest in class action news and hoping for the best. This week, we’ll touch on new investigations into Mercedes-AMG vehicles and Paul Mitchell Tee Tree Moisturizer, what you need to know if you developed cancer from Roundup use, and a lawsuit filed against Verizon over its billing practices. Read on for the latest.
Based on reports from drivers, the mesh grille on the front of your car is a fairly important component – and the lack of one may have left some 2017-2021 Mercedes-AMG owners with damaged radiators, overheating cars and total engine failure. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether this design choice is actually a defect that’s allowing road debris to hit the radiator just behind the front air inlets, causing significant (and costly) damage. If a defect is suspected and a lawsuit is filed, drivers could seek the cost of repairs and even force Mercedes to offer a fix for the issue. But before a lawsuit can even be considered, attorneys need to speak with drivers to learn more about the problem and determine its source. If you’ve had issues with the radiator or engine in your 2017-2021 Mercedes-AMG (especially after encountering road debris), share your story with us here.
Now that the TRESemmé lawsuit has the attention of thousands of consumers, legal scrutiny has turned to other products that contain DMDM hydantoin, a chemical linked to hair loss and other side effects. A handful of consumers have posted complaints online that they suffered scalp irritation and hair loss after using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Moisturizer. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a lawsuit similar to the one filed against TRESemmé can be filed here as well. Before a class action can even be considered, however, attorneys need to speak with people who’ve been having trouble with this product. If you’ve experienced hair loss or scalp irritation after using Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer, we have the information you need here.
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Thousands of lawsuits have been filed alleging that Roundup causes cancer and that people weren't properly warned of the risks involved with its use. Bayer announced it would pay $10.9 billion to resolve many of these cases in June 2020 – but it may not be too late for you if you haven’t been ready to take action. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and you suspect it was due to use of Roundup, you may still have a chance to recover money for the harm you suffered. Payments could potentially cover medical expenses, lost wages and other related costs – but time is running out. If you’re interested in filing a claim and haven’t done so already, head over to this page for the details.
Paperless and automatic billing definitely have their benefits. And when you want to check how much you were charged and what for, it shouldn’t be a problem, right? Well, according to a recently filed lawsuit, Verizon customers may be having some issues with this as the company stands accused of deliberately failing to provide sales confirmations and notices that indicate a customer’s new monthly bill total. Verizon is alleged to be “cramming” customers’ bills with “surreptitious charges” that it attempts to hide with paperless billing and automatic payments; the man in the lawsuit says he was charged for a “Smart Home Support” plan that he never consented to. As a result of Verizon’s practices, consumers are unknowingly paying for certain goods and services because the company never effected a legal “sale,” the complaint claims. If you’re a Verizon customer, you can read up on the case details here.
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