If you buy vanilla almond milk products from Almond Breeze, you came to the right place, as a recent settlement means that you may be able to get some of your money back. From there, a new lawsuit is claiming that the company behind Roblox has been cheating its players (most of whom are children) by deleting in-game content that has already been paid for. After that, our focus turns back to food and drink as we touch on lawsuits filed over the way Aldi sources its “fresh and sustainable” salmon and how Molson Coors advertises the nutritional properties of its Vizzy hard seltzer. As always, the latest in class action settlements can also be found below. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time.
If you bought certain vanilla Almond Breeze products, you may be able to get some of your money back from a recent class action settlement. The deal resolves litigation that alleged Blue Diamond Growers falsely and misleadingly labeled some of its products with the language “vanilla” or “vanilla with other flavors” when the amount and presence of actual vanilla was in question. As far as the settlement goes, U.S. residents who bought vanilla Almond Breeze products, including almond milk, almond milk blends (e.g., coconut, cashew), almond milk creamer, almond milk yogurt, or almond milk nog between April 15, 2014 and May 17, 2021 may be able to claim between $5 and $20 depending on how many products they purchased and whether they still have their receipts. The deadline to submit a claim is November 23, 2021, so be sure to make your claim before then. More settlement details, as well as a link to the official site, can be found right here.
The company behind Roblox, the latest video game craze among (mostly) children, is facing a proposed class action claiming that it deletes in-game content that’s already been paid for under the guise of what it calls “content moderation.” For context, Roblox is an online platform that provides the building blocks for users to create their own games and play the games others have made. As far as the lawsuit is concerned, Roblox encourages users—at least 70 percent of whom are under 18 years old—to buy in-game content, such as clothing and animations, but allegedly fails to perform any meaningful oversight to ensure that what’s brought into its online marketplace isn’t offensive or trademarked. Instead, Roblox allows users to buy in-game content at will before deleting it days, months or even years later for alleged policy violations, the suit says. To top it off, Roblox doesn’t offer refunds for content that gets deleted and, in many cases, the content it removes isn’t actually inappropriate and may even return to the online store for more people to buy. For a closer look at the case, we have you covered.
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Food sustainability and how ingredients are sourced have become key considerations for consumers who put careful thought into what food they buy. To meet this growing trend, many companies have done their best to provide sustainable and humanely sourced products – or, at least, they’ve become eager to make it seem like their goods align with the values of the environmentally conscious shopper. One such company is Aldi, who is now facing a proposed class action over its “sustainable” Atlantic salmon. According to the lawsuit, the claims Aldi makes about the farming practices behind its “fresh” fish are mere fodder designed to convince shoppers that its brand is the ethical and environmentally friendly choice. In reality, the suit says, the fish are raised in large, industrial farms known for their unsustainable production methods and are crowded into cages that allow for the free exchange of waste, chemicals, parasites and disease between the pens and the surrounding environment. If you shop at Aldi, you can read more on the allegations being made right here.
When someone decides to drink hard seltzer, it may be because it has fewer calories than other alcoholic beverages or simply just tastes better – but it’s probably not because it has nutrients. Recently, Molson Coors tried to change this perception by introducing Vizzy, a hard seltzer “with antioxidants and vitamin C.” As you may have already guessed, a proposed class action has been filed over these claims – specifically, the company’s implication that alcohol consumption is a valid way to get your daily nutrients. According to the suit, the FDA, without outright prohibiting it, doesn’t consider it appropriate to add vitamins and minerals to alcoholic beverages. The case goes on to highlight a potential violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in that Molson Coors, by suggesting Vizzy is a “healthy” choice, is obscuring the fact that alcoholic beverages provide empty calories, are associated with serious health conditions and can impair the body’s metabolism of nutrients. Want more? You can read up on the case details here.
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