We have a few new investigations for you this week, as attorneys working with ClassAction.org begin to look into problems people have been having with leaky Blendtec blenders, unreliable Mercedes 48-volt batteries and Streamlabs subscriptions they never signed up for. Information on these new investigations and how class action lawsuits could help can be found below. Plus, we’ll touch on an ongoing lawsuit that questions the labeling of Wicked Cutz teriyaki beef sticks as “gluten free.” There are new settlements that you may be able to claim as well, so keep reading for the latest.
Even if you’re not in the habit of making smoothies before work, having a blender that frequently leaks can be stressful and inconvenient. This is something Blendtec owners have reportedly been experiencing – and now attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is to blame and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit could be filed. Specifically, they’re looking into whether certain Blendtec blenders were made with defective gaskets and/or bearings that could cause the appliances to leak and malfunction. To help with their investigation, the attorneys need more people to come forward to share their experiences. So, if you purchased any Blendtec blender model since 2015 that had a leaking jar, started smoking, produced an odor, made a grinding noise while in use or otherwise malfunctioned, tell us about it. A successful lawsuit could help consumers get back some of the money they paid for their blenders and potentially force the manufacturer to recall the appliances or provide a fix. You can read up on the issue and share your story with us here.
A car battery that keeps dying can leave drivers rightfully frustrated and necessitate a quick replacement – but what happens when the problem stems from a defect? Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of complaints from Mercedes drivers who say their cars’ 48-volt batteries are causing a host of problems. Drivers claim that their vehicles, at random, will fail to start or will shut off unexpectedly, sometimes while driving. If a defect is suspected, a class action lawsuit could be filed to help find a fix for the problem and pay drivers back for battery replacements. If you drive a Mercedes and have had trouble with your 48-volt battery, you may be able to help get a lawsuit started. Head over to this page for everything you need to know.
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There are plenty of monthly subscriptions out there, and most of us have signed up for at least a few. Now, one company – namely, Streamlabs – is facing complaints that it has secretly signed up people for one more in the hopes they wouldn’t notice. Specifically, reports have surfaced that Streamlabs has unknowingly signed up some users for a $5.99 Streamlabs Pro monthly subscription when they registered for a “free” account to donate to a live streamer, likely on Twitch. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Streamlabs in light of these complaints. If you used Streamlabs to donate to a streamer, were automatically enrolled in a monthly subscription plan, and lived in California when you were charged, share your story with us here.
With the rise in demand for gluten-free options, we tend to take companies at their word when they say their products are free of the ingredient – but, in some instances, a company’s word isn’t good enough. A recently filed proposed class action is alleging that the maker of “gluten-free” Wicked Cutz teriyaki beef sticks has falsely labeled the product given it actually does contain gluten. The suit follows an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stating that the product contains wheat and is therefore not free of gluten. As a result of the apparent mislabeling, nearly 6,000 pounds of the Wicked Cutz beef sticks that remained on the market were recalled. You can read up on all the allegations being made here.
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