Settlements to Claim: Kellogg’s Cereal, Canidae Pet Food
The bulk of our latest issue is focused on settlements involving Kellogg’s cereals and Canidae pet food, but that’s not all we have for you this week. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to speak with patients who developed tuberculosis after undergoing surgery with a recalled FiberCel Bone Matrix product, as these patients may be able to file lawsuits to help with medical bills and more. Then, we take a look at an ongoing trend of hidden charges among restaurants offering delivery services and the latest one to face a lawsuit – Panda Express. Keep reading for the latest.
Patients who underwent surgery with a now-recalled FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix product and developed tuberculosis (TB) following their procedure may be able to sue for the cost of revision surgery and damages resulting from their TB diagnosis. One lot of the product containing more than 150 units of FiberCel was recalled in early June after seven of 23 FiberCel patients reportedly developed a post-surgical infection. While the manufacturer voluntarily recalled the lot at issue, it could still face lawsuits for allegedly releasing a contaminated medical product and failing to warn doctors and patients about the associated risks. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are offering to speak, free of charge, to those interested in learning more about their legal rights in this situation. Head on over to this page for more information on the ongoing investigation and how a lawsuit could help.
Kellogg Sales Co. has recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed the company broke the law by labeling three of its cereals with certain nutritious statements even though plaintiffs alleged the products contained excessive amounts of sugar. If you bought Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Smart Start or Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal between August 29, 2012 and May 1, 2020, you may be able to claim a piece of this Settlement. While the amount of your award will depend on a number of factors, eligible claimants are estimated to receive around $16 each. There is a deadline for filing a claim, so be sure to get yours in before September 7, 2021. Check out our dedicated page for a link to the official Settlement Website and details on how to file your claim.
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You may be covered by this settlement if you bought a Ducktrap River of Maine smoked Atlantic salmon product with packaging that included the phrases “sustainably sourced,” “all natural,” or “from Maine” between March 1, 2017 and May 13, 2021.
Lawsuits filed over what actually goes into the products we feed our pets have become increasingly common. These cases may be slowly causing change in the industry, and now Canidae customers specifically may be able to claim a piece of a recent class action settlement. The now-resolved lawsuit alleged that certain Canidae pet food products were misleadingly labeled and gave the impression that they were free from any detectable levels of chicken or soy. Lab tests allegedly found that these ingredients were indeed present. If you bought the products in question prior to April 30, 2021, you could be owed up to $125 back – but the window to make a claim is closing, so be sure to get your form filled out no later than July 29. For a list of affected products, additional information on the settlement, and access to the claim form, head on over to the settlement site.
Panda Express has become the latest company to stand accused of tacking on hidden fees for those who choose to have their food delivered. A recently filed lawsuit claims that while the American-Chinese fast food chain advertises a modest $2.95 delivery fee on its mobile app and website, it also adds to delivery orders a ten-percent “service charge.” The lawsuit contends that because the “service charge” is levied only on those who order delivery – and not those who order online and pick up their food in store – the charge is by definition a delivery fee and renders the company’s claims of a flat $2.95 fee false and misleading. If you’re a frequent Panda Express customer, you’ll want to check out all the details right here.
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