Facebook Internet Tracking Settlement Site Is Live
For our top story this week, we’re turning our attention to a settlement that looks to compensate Facebook users who visited non-Facebook websites displaying the iconic “Like” button. We have more details below, so be sure to check it out before the September 22 claim deadline.
From there, we’re shifting our focus to a couple of ongoing automotive issues. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class actions can be filed over potential defects plaguing certain Kia and Ford F-150 vehicles. Kia drivers have reported that their car windows are getting stuck in the “down” position, while some Ford F-150 owners are reportedly experiencing issues with their cars’ automatic start-stop functionality.
More details on both of these investigations, as well as a new lawsuit over a potential PlayStation 5 defect, can be found just below.
From the settlement administrator: “If you had a Facebook account between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011, it’s possible that you’re covered by a recent $90 million class action settlement. The settlement resolves allegations that when Facebook’s session and tracking cookies link the URLs to specific persons, anonymity disappears and that Facebook can link the web browsing of more than one billion people to their actual identities. The consolidated class action argues that users had their privacy rights violated by such conduct, and the complaint includes claims under the Federal Wiretap Act. Facebook does not admit to wrongdoing and denies that it violated any law but has agreed to pay $90 million to settle the litigation to avoid the costs and risks associated with continuing the case. More information on filing a claim and a link to the official settlement website can be found right here.”
Some 2016-2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Sportage drivers have reported problems with their windows, namely that they’re unable to close them. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether the issue is caused by a defect and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed. Specifically, attorneys are looking into whether the window regulator drum gears in the vehicles contain a defect that can cause the gears to separate or break, rendering the windows unable to be rolled up. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help drivers recover out-of-pocket expenses related to window repairs, money for loss of vehicle value and more. So, if the windows on your Kia have gotten stuck and won’t go up, fill out the form on this page and tell us about it. You may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
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Some Ford F-150 drivers have reportedly been experiencing issues related to their vehicles’ automatic start-stop functionality, such as engine stalling and even complete power loss. In light of these complaints, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether the F-150’s auto start-stop feature, which should temporarily shut off the engine when the truck is stopped, may be defective. If a defect is confirmed, a class action lawsuit may help drivers recoup out-of-pocket expenses, compensate them for lost value and force Ford to offer a fix. If you own or lease a 2018-2020 Ford F-150 equipped with auto start-stop and you’ve experienced stalling, rough idling, loss of power or other problems, read up on the issue and share your story with us here.
Those lucky enough to get their hands on the elusive PlayStation 5 have allegedly been experiencing an issue that a recent lawsuit claims is caused by a defect. According to the proposed class action, the consoles have a tendency to suddenly crash and power down during gameplay, causing the user to lose their game progress. The case goes on to say that Sony Corporation of America knew of the defect as early as summer 2021 yet failed to disclose the problem to consumers or take any substantial action to address it. The filing claims that the crashing problem is more prominent with (but not limited to) new-generation PS5 games and, therefore, renders the console unfit for its primary purpose. Perhaps consumers wouldn’t have agreed to pay the hefty $399 or $499 price tag for the consoles had they known about a defect. Did you have these problems with your PS5? You can take a closer look at the case details right here.
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