Settlement for Method Cleaning Products: Claim Your Piece!
The bulk of our latest issue takes a look at companies accused of promoting products that don’t live up to their advertised claims. For example, our first story delves into a recent settlement involving Method cleaners that puts to rest claims that the products’ “non-toxic” labeling statements are false and misleading. From there, we’ll touch on cases alleging that certain krill supplements may not contain any actual krill, that your Perry Ellis Pima cotton shirt may not contain as much of the fabric as you thought, and that a supposed game of skill may be programmed to only allow a win at certain times. As always, the latest in class action settlements can also be found below. Keep reading for everything you need to know in this week’s class action news.
If you bought certain Method cleaners between May 14, 2016 and May 13, 2021, you may be owed money from a recent class action settlement. The now-resolved lawsuit alleged that the labeling of certain Method cleaning products as “non-toxic” was false and misleading. S.C. Johnson & Son, the company behind the brand, admitted no wrongdoing in resolving the case, but agreed to a settlement that provides compensation for those who bought certain Method all-purpose cleaners, pet cleaning products, floor cleaners, dish soaps and more. You don’t need proof to file a claim – but you may be entitled to a larger award if you have your receipts. The deadline to file a claim is November 1, 2021, so be sure to head over to this page for a list of affected products, as well as a link to the official settlement site.
Krill supplements are thought to provide a good source of healthy fats and may even help to fight inflammation. (You learn something new every day.) But, a recently filed class action lawsuit is alleging that one particular product – namely, Best Nutritionals’ “Pure Antarctic Krill” – doesn’t actually contain any real krill. The suit claims that some “unscrupulous” companies are looking to turn a profit by substituting soybean or fish oil for krill and that consumers have no way of knowing the difference. As far as Best Nutritionals goes, the suit says that the company’s product was falsely advertised and that consumers never would have bought it (or at least, they wouldn’t have paid as much) had they known that no actual krill was present in the so-called “krill supplements.” It all gets a little scientific, so you can read up on all the case details here.
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Individuals who purchased on-site garage parking at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport between June 28, 2018 and October 31, 2018, or between April 5, 2019 and April 22, 2019, may be able to claim a piece of this settlement.
This settlement aims to cover any person or entity who purchased certain pork products, including those from JBS, Tyson, Hormel and Smithfield, for personal use between January 1, 2009 and April 2, 2021.
Continuing with the theme of potentially mislabeled products, Perry Ellis is facing a lawsuit over the amount of Pima cotton – a high-quality material that often warrants a higher price tag – in its shirts. According to the complaint, Perry Ellis is using a cheaper alternative while advertising that its shirts contain 60 to 65 percent of true Pima cotton and misleading consumers in the process. The lawsuit states that the products contain at most 55 percent Pima cotton – which may not seem like a huge deal, but given that each shirt is going for $35.99, people should be getting exactly what they paid for. For a closer look at the allegations, we have you covered.
Sega is facing a proposed class action over its Key Master machine. The game, which you may be able to find if your local arcade is still up and running, is presented to players as a straight-forward game of skill, as opposed to one of chance. The lawsuit claims, however, that this may not be the case as the machines are programmed to only give out prizes at certain times. This means that even if a player skillfully controls the movement of the key by stopping it in the right spot and inserting it into the keyhole, the player still will not win a prize unless they happen to have played the game “at the same time it was pre-programmed to allow a win,” the suit says. Despite an investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s office and the subsequent seizure of 16 Key Master machines, Sega has reportedly “refused to cease their deceptive conduct,” according to the case. Want more? You can read up on the case here.
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