From LG to Ford, we have a few open investigations to explore in this week’s issue. Starting with LG, in light of numerous complaints from users, attorneys have reason to suspect that the company’s “Craft Ice” icemaker, which can be found in select refrigerator models, isn’t working like it should be. From there, a recent hospital privacy investigation has expanded, as attorneys are looking into whether a handful of new, additional websites are potentially sharing patient information with Facebook.
Next up, some Ford owners have been reporting problems with their 10R80 transmissions, and attorneys are investigating whether they can help drivers get some money back through a class action lawsuit. To round things out, we’ll touch on a recent lawsuit alleging there’s a dangerous defect in Onewheel battery-powered skateboards. Keep reading for these stories, as well as the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim.
LG’s “Craft Ice” icemaker, an additional icemaker included in certain refrigerator models, is marketed as a premium ice-making product – even offering ice spheres for all your fancy craft drinks. While this sounds like a fun idea, users say they’ve been experiencing, in practice, a slew of problems with the appliance. From loud banging noises and ice cubes jamming to ice not dispensing and water leaking, there are plenty of complaints online. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to see if a lawsuit can be filed to hold LG accountable and help customers get some of their money back. If you’ve had issues with your LG Craft icemaker, you may be able to help get a lawsuit started by sharing your story with us here.
The investigation into whether certain hospitals’ websites are illegally sharing patient data with Facebook isn’t winding down just yet; more sites have been added to the list of those being looked into. It has been reported that some of the country’s top hospitals have a Facebook pixel embedded on their websites and that this code is allowing sensitive medical data – for instance, prescription information and appointment details – to be transmitted to the social media giant when a patient books an appointment online or uses the site’s web portal. This could be a potential violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and it may call for class actions to be filed to bring changes to the industry and provide compensation to patients who’ve had their privacy rights violated. For an updated list of hospital websites under investigation and a chance to share your story, head over to this page.
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It seems like it wouldn’t be a newsletter without a look at some type of car trouble. Well, we’re here to announce an investigation involving certain Ford vehicles – namely, the newer models of the Expedition, Mustang, Ranger and Navigator – and problems with their 10R80 transmissions. Drivers have reported their transmissions as “slipping,” “jerky,” “harsh” or “rough.” Others say their vehicles make a loud “clunking” noise and hesitate between gears. In light of these claims, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to see if a lawsuit can be filed to help drivers recover the money they’ve spent on repairs and compensate them for loss of vehicle value. A successful case could also force Ford to recall and properly remedy the transmission issue for free. Want more? Read up on the details and share your experience here.
If you ride a Onewheel, be sure to wear your helmet. A recently filed lawsuit is suggesting that Future Motion’s popular battery-powered skateboard is defective and unreasonably dangerous. According to the case, there’s a problem with the board’s “pushback” feature, which uses physical resistance to let a rider know when the device is nearing its limits. Although the feature is designed to warn a rider of excessive speeds, low battery power or other potential problems, it can also cause the board to simply shut off and nosedive, launching the rider head over heels, the suit alleges. According to the complaint, the Onewheel nosedive defect is to blame for a number of broken bones, road rashes, cuts and bruises and has caused “at least three deaths” – all because of “a design flaw that was easily fixable.” You can read up on the case details here.
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