The McCormick Seasoning Settlement Site Is Now Live!
In this issue, we’ll take a look at the recent settlement involving certain McCormick seasoning products and what you’ll need to do to get your money. From there, we have a few new lawsuits to share with you. Spirit Airlines is taking some flak for how it handled the labor shortage and left thousands of would-be travelers stranded this summer, while Grande Cosmetics is facing litigation over the serious side effects allegedly caused by its lash, hair and eyebrow serums. Finally, Canon is being sued over its all-in-one printers that reportedly won’t scan or send faxes when the devices are low on ink. Plus, the latest settlements can be found just below.
If you purchased certain McCormick “all-natural” or “natural” seasoning products from January 1, 2013, through September 23, 2021, you may be eligible to claim $15 or more from a recent class action settlement. The deal resolves claims that the company falsely advertised the products and, if you have your receipts, the amount you can claim from the settlement is uncapped. Products covered by the settlement include but are not limited to Perfect Pinch Mexican Seasoning, Perfect Pinch Southwest Seasoning, McCormick Gourmet Chicken Penne Recipe & Seasoning Mix, and McCormick Gourmet Chicken Taco Recipe & Seasoning Mix. The deadline for filing a claim is expected to be 90 days after the settlement is granted final approval, a hearing for which is set for January 2022. But that doesn’t mean you should wait to claim your piece. Read up on all the details and find a link to the official settlement site right here.
With COVID-19 restrictions relaxed in many parts of the country, domestic airlines saw plenty of traffic over the summer. According to a recently filed class action, however, Spirit Airlines didn’t seem to handle the influx so well, as thousands of flights were canceled and tens of thousands of travelers were left stranded, allegedly due to a labor shortage that Spirit was all too aware of. The lawsuit contends that Spirit knew it couldn’t accommodate the number of tickets it was selling for travel between July 30 and August 9, 2021, yet continued to sell more and more seats to unwitting customers. Would-be travelers have allegedly been left without refunds from Spirit and had to make alternative travel arrangements and hotel accommodations at their own expense. The lawsuit goes on to state that travelers likely would not have bought tickets to fly with Spirit had they known the true extent of the airline’s summer 2021 labor shortage and its inability to accommodate scheduled flights. You can find more information on the case here.
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This settlement covers those who bought one or more boxes of Raisinets, Buncha Crunch, Butterfinger Bites, Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels, Rainbow Nerds, SweeTarts, Spree, Sno-Caps, Runts, or Gobstoppers between February 9, 2013 and September 23, 2021.
A recently filed lawsuit is alleging that Grande Cosmetics lash, eyebrow and hair enhancement serums contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects such as iris discoloration, eye growths and hair loss. According to the case, the defendant’s GrandeLASH-MD, GrandeBROW and GrandeHAIR serums contain isopropyl cloprostenate (a substance similar to that which is found in prescription eyelash drug Latisse) and are not safe for use except under the supervision of a licensed physician. The case argues that according to California Health & Safety Code, the serums are not cosmetics but drugs, meaning Grande Cosmetics was required to seek regulatory approval prior to selling the items to consumers. Rather than seek formal approval, however, Grande Cosmetics pushed the purportedly unsafe serums right to market without warning of their side effects or properly informing consumers on how to apply and use the serums, the complaint alleges. Want more? The full story can be found over on our blog.
A product’s functionality shouldn’t be limited by a resource that isn’t needed to perform said function – it’s common sense. Canon didn’t seem to get the message, however, as the company is facing a lawsuit claiming its All-in-One printers can’t scan documents or send faxes when the printer is low on ink. The lawsuit asserts that Canon has intentionally failed to inform consumers that ink is needed to use all functions of the “3-in-1” and “4-in-1” printers and has forced unsuspecting buyers to stock up unnecessarily on printer ink that retails for roughly $40 to $50 per cartridge. The case claims there’s no reason that ink levels should be tied to the printers’ scanning and faxing capabilities and that consumers are owed some money back. For more on the case, including a list of affected models, head on over to our blog.
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