In our first story, we’re taking another look at PFAS, the toxic “forever” chemicals that seem to be in everything these days. This time, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into certain non-stick cookware made by KitchenAid and Anolon to see if a lawsuit can be filed.
From there, we’ll touch on two additional investigations: one involving It’s a 10’s Potion 10 “Miracle” hair repair products – and whether the shampoos and conditioners actually do what they say – and another involving the wage practices at certain hospitals and facilities run by Baptist Memorial.
Lastly, find out everything you need to know about the recent American Airlines baggage fee settlement – and be sure to check out our recently added settlements and those ending soon at the bottom of this newsletter. Thanks for stopping by.
KitchenAid and Anolon advertise some of their cookware as “PFOA free,” but attorneys have reason to believe that the products do, in fact, contain the toxic chemical. PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) falls into the category of “forever” chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances can accumulate in the human body and cause various health problems – and particularly raise concern when they’re found in products that come into contact with food. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of people who bought the cookware in question. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could get KitchenAid and Anolon customers back some of the money they spent and potentially force the manufacturers to change how their products are advertised. If you bought non-stick cookware from KitchenAid or Anolon that was advertised as “PFOA free,” be sure to check out this page and share your story with us.
If you’ve purchased certain It’s a 10 Potion 10 “Miracle” shampoos or conditioners, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that It’s a 10’s Potion 10 “Miracle” hair repair products have been falsely advertised in that they are unable to repair users’ hair or “rebuild [it] from the inside out.” Indeed, the suit charges that the Miracle Potion products contain no ingredients that would make them able to repair hair. Ultimately, only new hair growth can heal damaged hair, and although some salon treatments can mend damage, they usually involve something a little stronger than what’s available over the counter, the case says. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe consumers have been misled into paying a premium for so-called “miracle” hair repair products and should get some money back. If you’ve bought any of It’s a 10 Potion 10 “Miracle” haircare products, head over to this page to learn more about the case and how to get in touch.
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If you are a Massachusetts resident who received at least two phone calls from Rushmore Loan Management Services within a seven-day period between March 30, 2017 and October 19, 2021, you may be entitled to a piece of this settlement.
If your personal information was compromised in the United Health Centers of San Joaquin Valley data breach that occurred on or around August 28, 2021, you may be entitled to a piece of this settlement.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have clocked some serious hours at hospitals and facilities nationwide, and many have been incentivized with bonuses to work extra shifts amid widespread staffing shortages. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that these extra payments essentially constitute a raise—and should be reflected with an increase in nurses’ hourly overtime rates. Now, they’re investigating whether more than two dozen Baptist Memorial hospitals and facilities are illegally failing to include these bonuses and other payments, such as shift differentials, when calculating nurses’ time-and-a-half overtime rates, meaning the workers may be getting paid less than they should be. If you’re a nurse who’s worked overtime at one of Baptist Memorial’s facilities, learn more about the investigation here.
We’ve come to expect some fees when we travel, but flyers may be able to get some of that money back thanks to a $7.5 million settlement from American Airlines. The settlement resolves claims that the airline wrongfully required certain travelers to pay for checked bags. Under the proposed deal, American Airlines will provide full 100-percent refunds to flyers who file valid claims. Court documents state that there is no cap on the amount the airline will pay above the $7.5 million minimum allotted for consumers, and flyers who submit valid claims could recover anywhere from $25 to $200 for each checked bag they were wrongfully charged for. We don’t have access to the settlement site just yet, but we’ll have a link to it as soon as it goes live. For now, here’s what you need to know.
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