In this issue, we’ll touch on a few new and ongoing investigations. First up, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a case could be filed on behalf of Samsung Galaxy watch owners after some reported painful rashes and burns from their devices. Then, attorneys are looking to speak with drivers of certain 2008-2021 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with the Hemi engine who’ve experienced problems ranging from ticking and knocking noises to complete engine failure. To round things out, we’ll touch on a lawsuit filed over a potentially toxic ingredient in Skittles candy and a case involving Spring Valley garcinia cambogia supplements. Keep reading for the latest, including a new batch of class action settlements.
Countless Samsung Galaxy watch owners have posted complaints online saying that their devices have caused painful rashes and even burns. It’s still unknown what exactly is causing these problems – though overheating may be to blame – and now attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into the issue. Specifically, they’re investigating whether a class action lawsuit could be filed on behalf of owners of the devices. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could offer Samsung customers the chance to get back some of the money they’ve paid for their Galaxy watches and force Samsung to provide a fix for the problem. If this sounds like something that’s happened with your watch, check out this page for the details and how you could help get a lawsuit started.
Dealing with unwanted engine noises can be stressful, regardless of whether your car is a few years old or just off the lot. Drivers of certain 2008-2021 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with a Hemi engine have reportedly experienced just this – and now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action could help. Specifically, they’re looking into whether a defect is causing ticking noises, loss of power, engine failure, a rough-running engine and other issues. While a trip to the dealer could fix the problem temporarily, a successful class action could force Fiat Chrysler to find a permanent repair, provide money for past repairs and offer compensation for loss of vehicle value. If you’ve been having issues with your Hemi engine, head over to this page for a list of vehicle models under investigation, as well as a chance to share your story.
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A recently filed lawsuit is claiming that Skittles candies are “unfit for human consumption” due to the presence of titanium dioxide (TiO2), a known toxin. The suit alleges that defendant Mars Inc. has known for years that titanium dioxide is unsafe for use as a food additive because the substance, which is also used in paints, coatings, adhesives, plastics and roofing materials, may be able to enter cells and damage DNA. Despite this knowledge, Mars has continued to sell its Skittles products – including the Original, Wild Berry, Sour, Tropical and Smoothies varieties – with TiO2 as an additive and hasn’t warned buyers of the health risks they face by consuming the toxic ingredient, the case says. Want more? You can read up on all the allegations right here.
If you bought Walmart’s Spring Valley garcinia cambogia, you probably did so because of prominent label statements that the dietary supplement could offer “weight management support.” Unfortunately, a recently filed lawsuit is asserting that this claim is misleading and that the supplements are no more effective as a weight-management aid than a placebo. The suit states that numerous scientific studies have shown that garcinia cambogia extract and the supplement’s active ingredients – namely, hydroxycitric acid and chromium picolinate – do not provide any weight management benefits. Had Walmart customers known that the product provided no real help for their weight loss goals, they would never have bought it, the case says. Want more? You can read up on the details here.
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