In our latest issue, we’re taking a look at growing privacy concerns surrounding Twitter and the potential for lawsuits to be filed on behalf of consumers. Then, did you know there’s still time to take action for the 2021 T-Mobile data breach? Read up on what steps you can take down below.
To round things out, we’ll touch on a pair of ongoing lawsuits filed over Elon Musk’s involvement with the cryptocurrency Dogecoin and the effectiveness of Wet Ones hand wipes, respectively. Keep reading for the latest in class action news and settlements.
If you gave Twitter your phone number or email address between May 2013 and September 2019, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak with you as part of a new privacy investigation. In late May 2022, the Federal Trade Commission accused Twitter of telling consumers it was collecting their personal information for account security purposes when the company was also using this data to secretly target users with ads. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether they can file a class action. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could force the social media platform to be upfront about its data collection practices and provide compensation to affected users. Read up on the details and find out how you can help the investigation here.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are still looking to speak with current and former T-Mobile customers who received notice of the 2021 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of people. Since the breach, attorneys have been working to help make sure T-Mobile is held accountable for allegedly failing to properly protect the private information of millions, who are now at a heightened risk of fraud and identity theft. While dozens of proposed class actions were filed following the breach, T-Mobile is arguing that most customers agreed to arbitrate their claims when they accepted the company’s terms and conditions. This is why some attorneys have decided to handle the breach on a mass arbitration basis. For more information on what that means and what options you have going forward, check out this page.
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This settlement covers Lemonade policyholders who provided first notice of loss through a video claim submission - from which the company could have captured their biometric information - between June 25, 2019 and May 27, 2021.
Google AdWords advertisers who were billed for clicks or impressions on ads displayed on DoubleClick Ad Exchange websites between December 13, 2013 and April 28, 2022 may be covered by this settlement.
Elon Musk and his companies SpaceX and Tesla are facing a proposed class action accusing them of operating a pyramid scheme involving the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. According to the suit, Musk, SpaceX and Tesla have falsely and deceptively promoted Dogecoin as a legitimate investment when, in fact, it has no value whatsoever. The suit charges that Dogecoin is no more than a fraud and that the public has been tricked into buying a volatile asset at high prices. Indeed, the case says consumers have lost roughly $86 billion since Musk, SpaceX and Tesla began buying, developing, promoting, supporting and operating Dogecoin, and that Musk is using his position as one of the richest people in the world to manipulate the asset for “profit, exposure and amusement.” You can read up on the allegations right here.
Throughout the pandemic, the efficacy of germ-killing products came under particular scrutiny – and certain cleaning product manufacturers are still dealing with the fallout. The company behind Wet Ones antibacterial hand wipes, for instance, has just been hit with a lawsuit that claims the product is incapable of killing “99.99%” of germs as advertised. According to the case, it is scientifically proven that the active ingredient in Wet Ones, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), does not kill the vast majority of germs (including those transmitted through the hands, such as rhinovirus), at least not at the concentration provided by the wipes. The suit goes on to say that tests conducted on the efficacy of BAC in killing COVID-19 show that a mere 30 seconds of exposure to 80% alcohol was more effective at killing the virus than 30 minutes of exposure to BAC – which isn’t a good showing when many are doing whatever they can to stay healthy. For a breakdown of the case and a closer look at the science, head over to this page.
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