Bought Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake? You May Be Owed Money
The first couple of products mentioned in this issue may have been responsible for a disappointing breakfast or two thanks to a lack of butter and coffee. First up, a settlement has been reached to resolve a lawsuit that alleged the “All Butter” statement used to advertise Sara Lee’s pound cake is misleading, and the site where you can file a claim is now live. Then, there’s an ongoing case claiming that certain Keurig coffee makers can fail to turn on after being cleaned, due to a defect.
From there, we’ll head into some tech lawsuits as Apple is being sued over the allegedly misleading “swimproof” claims made about its Apple Watch SE, and Tesla is facing allegations that the automatic braking system in some of its vehicles is defective and can engage the brakes randomly. We have more new settlements included as well. Keep reading for the latest.
If you bought Sara Lee’s “All Butter Pound Cake” within the last five years or so, you may be able to file a claim for a slice of a recent settlement. Each person who files a valid claim will receive between $3.00 and $20.00, depending on how many products they bought and whether they have proof of their purchases. The lawsuit claimed that the “All Butter” portion of the cake’s description was misleading in that, while the product does contain some butter, it supplements the ingredient with soybean oil. On top of the financial award, Sara Lee has agreed to stop using the phrase “All Butter Pound Cake” and will refer to the product as “Classic Pound Cake” going forward. The deadline to file a claim is October 11, 2022, so be sure to get yours in before then. You can find the details and a link to the official settlement site here.
Your coffee maker not working when you get up in the morning can be the start of a stressful day, and this is something that certain Keurig owners may have experienced recently. A proposed class action alleges three models of K-Supreme single-serve coffee makers suffer from a defect plaguing their self-cleaning function. According to the case, the problem occurs because the coffee makers’ water reservoir empties completely during the descaling process, and users are not told to add more water. This causes the coffee maker to overheat and trip a “practically inaccessible” thermal switch, which can only be reset if the machine is taken apart, the filing says. As the lawsuit tells it, the coffee maker defect renders the product “essentially inoperable” for regular users. Want more? You can read up on the case here.
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A recently filed proposed class action case is alleging that Apple has overstated how “swimproof” the Apple Watch SE really is. Although the tech giant advertises the Apple Watch SE as water resistant up to 50 meters and good for “shallow-water activities,” the watch is frequently damaged after coming into contact with water “for a few minutes or even seconds,” according to the complaint. The case goes on to state that even a support article on the Apple website suggests that the watch in question may not be as water resistant as the ads say, in particular because the device’s crucial seals and acoustic membranes, which need to be in tip-top shape for the watch to stay “swimproof,” can be damaged over time by soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, sunscreens, body oils and water itself. Ultimately, the case claims that the Apple Watch SE’s water resistance is not permanent and will likely diminish as the watch is used. Want more? You can read up on the details over on our blog.
A vehicle braking system that automatically activates in emergency situations sounds like a good idea on paper, but a recently filed lawsuit is claiming that the technology used in certain Tesla vehicles is not yet safe when put into practice. The lawsuit alleges that the autopilot and automatic emergency braking systems implemented in 2021 and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles are defective in that they can engage randomly when no safety hazard is present. This issue has been dubbed “phantom braking” and has turned an apparent safety feature into “a frightening and dangerous nightmare,” according to the lawsuit. The case goes on to state that Tesla has neither recalled affected Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, nor offered a suitable repair to drivers. More information on the potential defect and the lawsuit itself can be found here.
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