Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter! If you came here for information on how to claim your piece of the recent Post Foods cereal settlement, you’re in the right place. Several popular cereals are covered by the deal – and you can find the specifics directly below. Keep reading after that, and you’ll find investigations into a potential defect in Oetiker’s stainless steel PEX clamps and whether Instagram broke privacy laws specifically designed for Illinois residents. From there, Proctor & Gamble is facing a new lawsuit over charcoal-containing Crest toothpastes. For more on these stories and the latest in class action settlements, keep reading.
A $15 million settlement has been reached to resolve a class action lawsuit that alleged some of the labeling on certain Post cereals is false and misleading. The settlement covers consumers who purchased certain sizes and varieties of Great Grains, Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Bunches of Oats Granola, Post Raisin Bran, Post Bran Flakes, Honeycomb, Shredded Wheat, Alpha-Bits, Golden Crisp, Selects and/or Waffle Crisp cereals between August 29, 2012 and November 2, 2020. The deadline to file a claim is May 19, 2021. The settlement resolves a lawsuit that alleged Post Foods, LLC violated the law in labeling certain breakfast cereals with claims that made the products seem healthy, when the plaintiffs allege the cereals were in fact unhealthy due to their added sugar content. The amount each claimant will receive will depend on how many claims are filed with the settlement and the individual’s purchase history. The estimated award is approximately $14.28; however, that amount may change. There is no maximum award for claims that are supported by proof of purchase. To file your claim and learn more, we’ve got you covered right here.
The sound of rushing water or a slow leak can strike fear into the heart of many a homeowner – because a flooded basement would just be the cherry on top of all the other things we have going on, wouldn’t it? Well, one company is under investigation for causing such unnecessary stress. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether Oetiker’s stainless steel PEX clamps contain an inherent defect that causes them to unexpectedly and suddenly fail – which can result in flooding, leaking and property damage. If a defect is uncovered, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed on behalf of homeowners who have had problems with the clamps. So, if you experienced leaks, flooding or other problems that you believe may have been caused by Oetiker’s stainless steel PEX clamps, help this investigation by sharing your story with us here.
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If you bought power window switches directly from Nidec Mobility Corp. (formerly known as Omron Automotive Electronics) between January 1, 2003 and April 13, 2020, you may be included in this settlement.
If you live in Illinois and you or someone in your household uses Instagram, this one’s for you. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Illinois users had their various biometric identifiers – which include facial geometries or “faceprints” – collected and stored by Instagram without their knowledge or consent. If so, the company may be in violation of a state-specific privacy law known as the Biometric Information Privacy Act. While one lawsuit has already been filed accusing Instagram of breaking the law, more people are needed to come forward to help strengthen the case – especially parents of minors who use the platform. So, if you live in Illinois and use Instagram, or if you are the parent or guardian of a child who does, head over to our dedicated page for more information.
If there’s one thing that we shouldn’t have to worry about being bad for our teeth, it should be toothpaste. Well, a recently filed lawsuit is here to burst that bubble for us, as Proctor & Gamble is facing allegations that its charcoal-containing Crest toothpastes may be risky to use on our teeth and gums – despite how the products are advertised. According to the case, Crest 3D Whitening Therapy—Charcoal with Hemp Seed Oil, Crest Gum Detoxify Charcoal Toothpaste, and Crest 3D White Whitening Toothpaste with Charcoal are marketed as able to promote “healthier gums” and “gently clean” teeth while being safe and gentle enough for tooth enamel. The lawsuit alleges, however, that Procter & Gamble failed to disclose to consumers that dentists, researchers and industry experts alike have warned against using charcoal pastes or powders due to the lack of scientific support for the products’ efficacy and safety. For all the details and the science behind the claims being made, check out this page.
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