To start off this week’s issue, we’re diving into a new settlement involving Snapchat and the privacy of Illinois residents. If you used Snapchat’s “lenses” or “filters” features between November 17, 2015 and the present while living in Illinois, you may be covered. Keep reading for more information.
From there, we have two investigations to touch on. First up, attorneys working with ClassAction.org have expanded their investigation into too-easy-to-turn gas stove knobs to include Whirlpool and LG models. Then, Nature Made’s Diabetes Health Pack supplements are under scrutiny for their advertised health claims. To round things out, we’ll cover a lawsuit filed against Lyons Magnus over the company’s recall of several products due to potential microbial contamination. Plus, we’ve got a look at the latest in class action settlements.
If you used Snapchat’s “lenses” or “filters” features between November 17, 2015 and the present while living in Illinois, you may be able to claim a piece of a recent settlement. Snap Inc. has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve a class action lawsuit that alleged the company violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. Specifically, the suit claimed Snap Inc. unlawfully collected and stored users’ facial scans – a form of biometric information – through the use of Snapchat’s “lenses” and “filters” features. If you used Snapchat as an Illinois resident, find out how to file a claim and what you could be owed by visiting this page.
We’ve touched on the potential dangers of Samsung oven knobs turning too easily, and now attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that Whirlpool and LG models may suffer from the same issue. Owners of these stoves and ranges have reported that the cooktops can turn on without them noticing, often after the knobs are simply brushed up against. A successful lawsuit could help stove owners get back some of the money they spent on the appliances, provide compensation for property damage and force the companies to fix the problem. If you feel that the knobs on your Whirlpool or LG stove turn a bit too easily, share your story with us here. The more people the attorneys speak with, the better chance they’ll have at getting a class action lawsuit started.
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Nature Made’s Diabetes Health Pack is advertised as a way for those with diabetes to stay healthy even when they can’t eat a balanced diet every day. Some online complaints from people who’ve tried the product are claiming, however, that it fails to help regulate blood sugar levels and, in some cases, makes them feel worse. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether certain claims on the supplement’s label violate federal and state labeling regulations and mislead people as to how much the product can actually help someone looking to treat or prevent the disease. It’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed to help consumers get back some of the money they spent on the product. If you bought Nature Made’s Diabetes Health Pack supplement, you can find out more on the investigation here.
Lyons Magnus is facing a proposed class action lawsuit in the wake of a voluntary recall of dozens of the company’s nutritional drinks, milk products and coffee beverages due to potential microbial contamination. The lawsuit alleges that the recalled products – which include beverages under the Glucerna, Aloha, Intelligentsia, Oatly, Kate Farms, Premier Protein and Stumptown brand names – failed to disclose on product labeling that they contain (or are at risk for containing) Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacterium that can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection. The lawsuit goes on to state that the products were “improperly, deceptively, and misleadingly labeled” given it was omitted from packaging that ingestion of the drinks could be harmful. For a list of recalled products and a breakdown of the case, check out this page.
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