Car Troubles? Camaro Drivers Report Starter Issues
Welcome to the 200th issue of the ClassAction.org newsletter! We don’t have anything special planned, but we do have a reopened investigation and a handful of ongoing cases to tell you about. First up, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to speak with drivers of 2016-present Camaros again, and you can find more information on that down below.
From there, HP is facing another lawsuit (this time over computer issues), Dakota Nutrition is being sued over its elderberry supplements and H&M is being accused of making itself seem more environmentally friendly than it really is. And, as always, we have the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim. Thanks for joining us in celebrating our 200th issue!
If you drive a 2016-present Camaro, you should know that attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reopened an investigation into problems related to your car’s starter. Drivers have reported instances in which their cars wouldn’t start, especially in hot weather or just after driving. Others say they’ve experienced faster-than-normal battery depletion, loss of power, damaged or melted wires, and engine trouble – all of which could also be connected to the starter issue. A lawsuit has been filed and looks to force General Motors to recall the cars, offer a fix for the starter issue and reimburse drivers for repair costs; however, more people are needed to come forward as the suit progresses. If you’ve had issues with your 2016-present Camaro, head over to this page to share your story.
In the fast-paced world we live in, computer issues can be a real hassle – especially with many people still working from home. Two HP computer owners have now come forward with their complaints, filing a lawsuit that claims HP desktops and laptops equipped with AMD Ryzen and AMD Athlon processors with firmware trusted platform modules (fTPMs) can develop “invasive stuttering” during audio and video playback. According to the case, the fTPMs in the computers – implemented as a response to beefed-up Windows 11 firmware security requirements – are the source of the problem, which is particularly troublesome for those streaming content, playing games or taking video calls. More seriously, the fTPM defect also leaves the HP devices more vulnerable to catastrophic firmware attacks, even though a TPM is, by nature, supposed to defend against such attacks, the suit says. It gets a bit complicated, but you can read all the details here.
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If a product uses a specific ingredient in its name, you expect it to contain a decent amount of said ingredient. According to a recently filed lawsuit, however, this may not be the case when it comes to Dakota Nutrition’s elderberry supplements. Specifically, the case claims the supplements are falsely marketed as “extra strength” and contain far less elderberry than consumers are led to expect from the products’ labels and marketing. In fact, the supplements – including Dakota Nutrition’s Extra Strength 3-in-1 Immune Booster Capsules, Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies and Immune Defense 7-in-1 Immune Booster Capsules – contain so little elderberry that even using the word on product packaging is misleading, as are any representations that the supplements can help strengthen a person’s immune system, the suit says. Indeed, the manufacturer was asked by the National Advertising Division to stop using the word “elderberry” in the name of the supplements but has allegedly failed to do so. Want more? You can find the specifics over on this page.
Greenwashing, or when a company attempts to make itself look more environmentally friendly than it actually is, can be a tempting (and dishonest) way to bolster sales – and it seems to be a common tactic in some companies’ playbooks. In this case, clothing retailer H&M stands accused of misleading consumers about the sustainability of hundreds of products by publishing online “environmental scorecards” that contain false information. For example, the lawsuit says, one sustainability profile claimed that a dress was made with 20 percent less water on average, when in reality it was made with 20 percent more water. The lawsuit goes on to say that H&M’s apparent greenwashing of its products has come at the expense of consumers who pay a premium price under the belief that the clothes they are buying are truly sustainable and environmentally friendly. You can read up on the case here.
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