The litigation against TikTok over privacy concerns has come to an end with a $92 million class action settlement. In general, if you used the TikTok app (or its predecessor Musical.ly) before September 30, 2021, you can file a claim. Plus, if your minor child used the app, you can also submit a claim on their behalf. More details are below.
From there, Proctor & Gamble is facing two new lawsuits – the first one takes issue with the possible presence of benzene in certain Old Spice and Secret body sprays and the second examines the “plant-based” claims on Pampers Pure Protection diapers. To wrap things up, we’ll touch on a lawsuit that questions whether SlimFast products are really “clinically proven” and offer up the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim. Thanks for stopping by.
If you or your minor child used TikTok or its predecessor Musical.ly before September 30, 2021, you may be entitled to a payment from a $92 million class action settlement. The settlement resolves litigation that alleged TikTok broke federal and state law by collecting and using consumers’ personal data without giving adequate notice or obtaining proper consent. The amount you will receive will depend on a number of factors, including the total number of claims submitted to the settlement and where you lived when you used the app. The deadline for filing a claim is March 1, 2022, so be sure to get yours in soon. Head over to this page for details, as well as a link to the official settlement site.
The recent trend of lawsuits being filed over the presence of benzene in sunscreen has expanded to include other consumer products as well, with body sprays being the latest to be thrown into the ring. A new lawsuit filed against The Procter & Gamble Company claims certain Old Spice and Secret body sprays are “in no way safe for humans” given that the products contain benzene, a known human carcinogen that can cause severe health issues such as anemia, immune system damage and cancer. The suit goes on to note that benzene exposure from body sprays is “especially troubling” given the spray is applied directly to a wearer’s skin and likely to be breathed in and absorbed into the lungs. The suit further argues that Proctor & Gamble had a duty to disclose the presence of benzene on its labels and that customers would have avoided the products had they been properly informed. You can read more about the allegations right here.
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Texas residents who went to an in-network hospital and received emergency services from Envision Health Corp. or its affiliates between July 9, 2015 and January 29, 2021 may be included in this settlement.
It hasn’t been a good week for Proctor & Gamble as the company was hit with another lawsuit just days after the Old Spice and Secret body spray case was filed. P&G advertises its Pampers Pure Protection diapers as having a plant-based liner enriched with shea butter, but a proposed class action is alleging that the product is not nearly as plant based as the company would have you believe. Although the label for Pampers Pure Protection diapers prominently displays and advertises the plant-based nature of the product, the liner is comprised of only 22 percent bio- or plant-based materials, compared to the 78 percent of ingredients that come from fossil carbon or petroleum, according to the complaint. Not exactly something you would think of as “plant based.” Want more? You can find all the details right here.
A recently filed lawsuit is alleging that the company behind SlimFast has been leaning on early case studies for products that were introduced many years ago to promote its current line of shakes, bars and snacks. The suit claims that the “clinically proven to lose weight and keep it off” and four-hour hunger control claims that appear on the labels of more than 50 SlimFast products are false given the company that makes the weight loss supplement “does not possess evidence to support them,” e.g., randomized and relevant controlled studies. As the lawsuit tells it, consumers would not have bought the products in question, or would have paid less for them, had they known the weight loss claims pertained to discontinued products that bear “no resemblance” to those being sold today. This is only the beginning of the story – and we have all the details for you here.
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