To kick things off, a new settlement involving various weed killer products is now accepting claims. We have the details below – but if you bought certain Roundup®, HDX® or Ace® weed killer products, you may be owed money.
From there, we’ll touch on a few recently filed lawsuits involving burgers, car seats, and tool rentals, respectively. Specifically, Arby’s is facing some scrutiny over the amount of wagyu beef in its new burgers, Chicco is being sued over the potentially harmful flame retardant chemicals in its car seats and Home Depot is facing claims over its insurance for tool rentals. Keep reading for the details, as well as the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim.
If you purchased certain Roundup, HDX or Ace weed and grass killer products, you may be entitled to a cash payment from a recent class action settlement. Monsanto Company has agreed to pay up to $45 million to settle claims that it falsely promoted some of its Roundup, HDX and Ace glyphosate-based weed killers by failing to disclose that they could cause cancer and other health problems. Those eligible to file claims could be owed anywhere between $0.50 and $33.00 per product purchased. Importantly, if you currently have or later develop cancer or other health problems from use of these products, filing a claim with the settlement does not preclude you from suing for your injuries. For more information on the deal and what you’ll need to do to file a claim, check out this page.
Within the past few years, wagyu has become synonymous with quality beef. And, to capitalize on consumer demand for the meat, Arby’s recently added wagyu burgers to their menu. A proposed class action is calling into question, however, exactly how much of the highly sought-after (and typically expensive) beef is being used in the new sandwiches. The lawsuit states that although consumers expect Arby’s limited-edition Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger and Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger to be made entirely with wagyu beef, the products actually contain 48 percent regular angus beef. As the complaint tells it, consumers have paid a premium price for the burgers based on Arby’s representation that they’re made entirely with wagyu and wouldn’t have bought the burgers had they known their true contents. You can read more about the allegations right here.
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As we look to keep our children safe, we shouldn’t have to trade one danger for another. Unfortunately, Chicco USA is now facing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that its most popular line of car seats is treated with hazardous flame retardants and possibly toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The case alleges that although infants and young children are more susceptible to the harmful health effects of flame retardants and PFAS, Chicco has nevertheless failed to make any disclosure regarding its use of these chemicals on the KeyFit 30 car seat model. The lawsuit goes on to say that Chicco goes out of its way to make it appear that it only uses flame retardant chemicals on its products to comply with federal regulations – but there’s no requirement that chemicals be used to meet flammability standards. The use of natural fibers in the car seats would provide the same benefit, the case says, but it’s a significantly more expensive option. You can read up on all the details here.
One would think that damage protection coverage for tool rentals would cover most unforeseen circumstances that result in a piece of equipment being damaged. A recently filed class action is claiming, however, that Home Depot’s damage protection insurance doesn’t cover any damage at all and merely insures “normal wear and tear.” The case explains that Home Depot customers pay an extra 15 percent of the cost of the rental for virtually nothing – even though a section of the contract indeed mentions coverage for tools “damaged during normal use.” As the lawsuit puts it, Home Depot has either breached its contracts with customers or made a mistake in drafting the paperwork. The plaintiff in the case says he was asked to pay $3,000 for a damaged drain camera despite having damage protection coverage. Want more? You can read up on the details here.
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