To kick off our latest issue, we’ll delve into a topic we cover quite often – car trouble due to a potential defect. Without a recall or lawsuit to provide relief, some Nissan drivers have reportedly been dealing with troublesome CVT transmissions all on their own. It’s not all bad news though, as an investigation into the matter has been launched and may make way for lawsuits in the future – but more on that below. From there, we have the iPad Mini 6 and a lawsuit filed over a problem that’s been dubbed “jelly scrolling,” which sounds much less annoying than it actually is. Then, we have a new lawsuit against the maker of Interceptor Plus that alleges the active ingredients in the chewable parasite protection medicine have caused the deaths of thousands of dogs nationwide. You can find these stories and more, including our latest settlements, just below.
If you drive a car, you’re bound to need repairs at some point. But when those repairs need to take place well before they reasonably should, it’s a cause for concern. This seems to be the case for certain Nissan owners and lessees, who have been reporting issues with their vehicles’ CVT transmissions that include jerking, trouble accelerating and complete transmission failure. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org suspect that these problems may be caused by a defect with the vehicles’ cooling systems that makes the transmissions unreasonably sensitive to heat. Now, they’re looking to see if a lawsuit can be filed to provide relief to drivers and potentially force Nissan to provide a fix. But first, they need to speak with people who’ve experienced these problems. Several models are under investigation – so, for a list of affected vehicles and a chance to share your story, visit this page.
Apple’s iPad Mini 6 has become the subject of a recently filed lawsuit over the notorious “jelly scrolling” problem. The case alleges that the pricey, redesigned Apple tablet is prone to “screen tearing,” which can cause images or text on one side of the screen to appear tilted downward, due to incongruity in refresh rates. According to the complaint, the potentially headache-inducing defect is bad enough to hinder the device’s core functionality and render the iPad unusable given text and images appear bent, warped, blurred or obscured. While Apple publicly acknowledged the problem to a few niche publications four days after the iPad Mini 6’s September 2021 release, the tech giant nevertheless continues to sell the tablet while refusing to fix the issue, change its marketing materials or disclose the problem to consumers, according to the lawsuit. Want more? The details can be found over on this page.
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The loss of a pet is never easy, especially when it may have been caused by a product designed to help them feel better. Now, a recently filed lawsuit is alleging that thousands of dogs have experienced severe allergic reactions or died due to the active ingredients in Interceptor Plus, a chewable broad-spectrum parasite protection medicine. The case claims that the manufacturer, Elanco Animal Health Inc., touts Interceptor Plus as safe and able to offer pets more protection against deadly parasites than comparable medicines when, in reality, two of the product’s active ingredients can prove harmful to the animals they are supposed to help. Nowhere on the Interceptor Plus label, in advertisements, or on product packaging does Elanco disclose that the medicine can cause severe reactions or death, the suit says, calling the lack of a disclaimer an effort by the defendant to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Want more? We have all the details for you here.
When a test provides the wrong result more often than the correct one, calling it misleading may be an understatement. In this instance, a proposed class action is claiming that the Prequel genetic prenatal screening tests sold by Myriad Genetics provide incorrect results roughly 85 percent of the time. The suit says that although Myriad touts its pricey prenatal screening tests as accurate, the products, which are used to screen for chromosomal and genetic conditions that can affect a baby’s health, regularly return incorrect results that indicate a genetic disorder. The lawsuit claims that Myriad’s genetic tests are worth far less than their market price and, due to the false results, often cause expecting mothers to be unnecessarily subjected to “very invasive” diagnostic testing, genetic counseling and even the erroneous termination of viable pregnancies. You can read up on the case here.
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