The Plaid Financial App Settlement Site Is Now Live
If you’ve never heard of Plaid, you aren’t alone – but there’s still a very good chance that you’ll be affected by a recent settlement involving the financial technology company. Plaid provides the software that allows consumers to easily connect their bank accounts to thousands of apps (like Venmo and Coinbase) that are used to make payments, transfer money, apply for loans and more. If you connected your bank account to one of these apps over the past several years, you may be able to claim some money. More on the settlement can be found just below. From there, we’ll touch on an investigation into problems plaguing certain Ford Edge vehicles, how Bumble may be using your data, and benzene contamination in several big-name dry shampoo and conditioner products. And, as always, you can find the latest settlements and those ending soon at the bottom of this issue.
If you connected a bank account to an app (like Venmo, Stripe, Coinbase and others) that used Plaid between January 1, 2013 and November 19, 2021, you may be able to claim a piece of a $58 million settlement. Plaid, a financial technology company that provides software allowing consumers to easily connect their bank accounts to thousands of financial apps, was accused of obtaining more information than was needed for the apps to function, including login credentials for users’ financial accounts. The deadline to file a claim is April 28, so be sure to get yours in before then. You can find all the details, including how to find out if the apps you use are powered by Plaid, and a link to the official settlement site here. It's estimated that 98 million consumers are covered by the deal.
When a vehicle has inherent problems, you don’t usually have to go too far to find complaints online. And this seems to be the case for 2015-2018 Ford Edge models, as drivers have long been posting about clunking, rattling noises and sudden loss of power. Attorneys have reason to believe these issues are caused by defective flexplates, and they’re now looking into whether a class action can be filed to help drivers recover money for repair costs and force Ford to find a fix for any problem. So, if you have a 2015-2018 Ford Edge, read up on what other drivers are saying and share your own story with us here. You may be able to help get a lawsuit started.
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U.S. developers of Apple iOS applications or in-app products that were sold via Apple’s iOS App Store between 2015 and 2021 and earned proceeds equal to or less than $1,000,000.00 may be covered by this settlement.
This settlement benefits patients (or their guardians) who received radiology treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego or its related locations before January 3, 2020 and who received a data breach notice dated February 21, 2020.
Another app is making the headlines this week, as dating platform Bumble stands accused of harvesting vast amounts of users’ personal, biometric and behavioral information without their knowledge or consent and leveraging that data for profit. The suit calls Bumble’s collection of consumer data especially egregious in light of the fact the app experienced a data breach in March 2020. As the lawsuit tells it, the data breach left each user’s profile exposed for at least eight months – and possibly even longer – and Bumble has yet to notify users that their data was left out in the open. All of this is particularly concerning in that Bumble, as a dating app, collects highly personal information such as sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, and smoking and drinking preferences, the suit says. If you use Bumble, more information on the allegations can be found on this page.
Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Waterless, Old Spice and Hair Food were all named in a recently filed lawsuit claiming that the companies’ aerosol dry conditioner and dry shampoo products have been contaminated with benzene, a known carcinogen. According to the complaint, Procter & Gamble (the parent company behind the products) has essentially sold “unsafe and worthless” products due to the presence of benzene, exposure to which has been linked to leukemia and other cancers. The case goes on to state that the contamination of the dry conditioners and shampoos with benzene renders the products misbranded and illegal to sell under federal law and that P&G didn’t do enough in its December recall to compensate consumers who purchased the contaminated products. Want more? You can read up on the details here.
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