Damaging iPhone Updates and More Shampoos Causing Hair Loss
The top stories in the latest edition of ClassAction.org’s newsletter revolve around the ongoing investigation into haircare products that can cause hair loss and scalp irritation, and the slew of problems iPhone users have reported after downloading recent updates. From there, we have KIND making headlines for allegedly misrepresenting the protein content of its breakfast and snack foods. And, to finish this one out, we’ll touch on a lawsuit filed against Coinbase over the way it handled its recent Dogecoin sweepstakes – plus, the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim.
Since our initial report on TRESemmé, several additional brands have been added to an ongoing investigation into haircare products that may be causing hair loss and scalp irritation. This time around, we have products from Bed Head, Finesse, Got2b, Maui Moisture and Nexxus being brought into the spotlight for their use of DMDM hydantoin, an ingredient that releases formaldehyde upon contact with water. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org continue to investigate what appears to be an industry-wide problem and hope to file additional lawsuits alleging consumers were not properly warned about the side effects that could develop from the use of products containing DMDM hydantoin. We’ve updated the investigation page to include the latest shampoos and conditioners being looked into – so, for a closer look at the investigation, we have you covered.
When an update drops for your phone, it’s supposed to make functionality better, right? Well, a proposed class action is claiming that recent iPhone updates have done just the opposite. Owners of the iPhone 11, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are claiming that iOS 14.5, 14.5.1 and 14.6 software updates (which went live between April and May 2021) caused a drastic drop in their phones’ processing speed and battery power. Despite hundreds of online complaints, reports from tech blogs, and social media posts slamming the updates, Apple has allegedly failed to acknowledge that it has damaged users’ iPhones and hinted only that some devices will exhibit “reduced performance” when starting up. The suit looks to represent all buyers, owners, users or lessees of iPhone devices, ranging all the way from the iPhone 8 to present models, who experienced reduced functionality, processing speed or battery life. You can find more on the suit and the alleged harm caused by the updates right here.
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KIND products certainly look the part when it comes to a healthier snack option – and, according to the label, they even contain protein, which can help keep us fuller longer. A recently filed lawsuit is alleging, however, that the label doesn’t tell the whole story. Specifically, the suit claims KIND, LLC falsely advertised its breakfast and snack foods in that they do not contain as much protein as their product labels state. The complaint alleges that amino acid testing has shown that KIND products not only contain less protein than advertised on the front of their packaging but also use proteins “of low biological value” to humans – meaning the protein that is there may not be fully digestible. From cereals and nut bars to granola and snack mix, the lawsuit asserts that if consumers bought a KIND product that had a protein claim on its packaging, they overpaid for what they actually received. For a closer look at the lawsuit, check out this page.
Cryptocurrency remains a hot topic these days and, in June 2021, Coinbase set up a $1.2 million Dogecoin sweepstakes to capitalize on the ongoing hype. To take part in the contest, Dogecoin hopefuls were instructed to sign into Coinbase, opt into the sweepstakes, make a trade on the platform, and look out for an email notifying the winners. According to a proposed class action lawsuit, however, there was a much easier (and free) way to enter the contest – namely, by mailing in a 3x5 index card with your name, address, email address, phone number and birthdate. The suit claims the cryptocurrency exchange platform buried this information underneath colorful graphics and large, bold-print statements in its sweepstakes ads, leading most people to make a $100+ trade before, if ever, seeing another entry option. The lawsuit contends that if those hoping to take part in the sweepstakes knew there was a 100% free mail-in option for entry, many wouldn’t have made trades in order to enter – and Coinbase wouldn’t have raked in millions of dollars in purchases and commissions. Want more? You can find a closer look at the allegations here.
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