We have two new investigations for you this week. First up, attorneys are looking into whether client associates at Wells Fargo and several other major banks are being paid properly – and a lawsuit may just be the way to sort things out. Then, a potential defect in certain Mercedes vehicles may be causing a gas smell in the passenger cabin and costing drivers significant money in repairs. From there, we’ll touch on two recently filed lawsuits, one that takes issue with the new PlayStation 5 controllers and another concerning the fertility- and period-tracking app Flo. Keep reading for these stories, as well as the latest class action settlements for you to claim.
Did you work as a client associate for a major bank? If so, this one’s for you. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether some of the largest banks in the country – Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Bank of America, to name a few – are underpaying their client associates by failing to include work performed before and after scheduled shifts toward workers’ total weekly hours. It’s generally illegal to deprive workers of pay for off-the-clock work, and when this happens, employees can miss out on both regular and time-and-a-half overtime wages. Attorneys are currently investigating the overtime practices of the country’s top financial institutions with the hope that, should any wrongdoing be found, a lawsuit can be filed to help workers recover the money they rightfully earned. For more on your rights in a situation like this, as well as information on how you could help get a lawsuit started, we have you covered.
Complaints from Mercedes drivers have surfaced claiming that a severe gas smell has developed in the cabins of their C-Class and GLC-Class vehicles. These reports have sparked an investigation from attorneys working with ClassAction.org who are trying to determine if a defect is to blame and whether a lawsuit can be filed on behalf of drivers. So far, attorneys have reason to believe that the problem stems from an issue with a part of the car known as the positive crankcase ventilation system – which, when working properly, is supposed to reduce air pollution by sending unwanted gases from the crankcase back to the engine to be burned. Instead of performing the intended function, however, the lines in these systems may be leaking the unwanted gases and causing the smell drivers are reporting. Before a lawsuit can be filed, however, attorneys need to speak with those who have experienced the problem. If this sounds like something that’s happened to you, you can read up on the details and share your story with us here.
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The company behind Flo – the popular period-tracking, ovulation and pregnancy app – has been accused in a recently filed lawsuit of secretly sharing users’ personal information with third-party advertisers. The information allegedly being shared includes whether the user is trying to get pregnant and when they’re on their period – which, if true, would give the whole data-sharing situation we now face a true dystopian Black Mirror vibe. The Federal Trade Commission already stepped in and brought action against Flo Health, but the case claims the seriousness of the company’s privacy violations “cannot be overstated,” noting that third parties and data brokers have increasingly been given free rein to collect data and build user profiles. The plaintiff in the case hopes to obtain a court order to stop Flo Health’s “unlawful practices and sequester its unlawfully obtained information.” Want more? You can find the details of the case and all the allegations right here.
In a lawsuit similar to the ones we saw against Nintendo over its Joy-Cons and Microsoft for certain Xbox One controllers, Sony is facing claims that its PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controllers are plagued by a “drift defect.” The lawsuit claims that the defect can cause characters and on-screen action to move—or “drift”—without user input or operation of the joystick. Unfortunately for PlayStation users, this issue is all too familiar, as the controllers for the previous generation console had virtually the same problem. Sony surely did hype its much-anticipated console, with the lawsuit noting that the company specifically advertised the “versatility and quality” of the DualSense controllers as a main selling point. But as the complaint tells it, gamers’ experiences with the new PS5 controllers are a far cry from what was expected. Want more? You can read up on the details of the case right here.
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