We’re opening this issue with a look at an investigation into several hair relaxers and straightening products that have been linked to cancer and other health problems – and whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of consumers who weren’t properly warned about these reported side effects. Then, we’ll delve into a newly proposed $3 million settlement for those who bought certain Wesson cooking oil products across 11 states, touching on which states and products are covered.
Wrapping things up, attorneys working with ClassAction.org have launched investigations into problems drivers have reportedly been experiencing with Subaru’s infotainment touchscreens and a potential violation of the WARN Act after Hy-Vee laid off hundreds of employees this year. Keep reading for the latest.
Studies have found that hair relaxers have been linked to cancer and negative reproductive effects, and it’s possible that the manufacturers knew about these health risks and failed to warn consumers. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of consumers who used these products and were diagnosed with cancer or other health problems. Specifically, hair relaxers and straighteners under the Motions, Dark & Lovely, Soft & Beautiful, Optimum Care, Creme of Nature, Just for Me and Olive Oil brands are being investigated. If you developed cancer, endometriosis or reproductive problems after using a hair relaxer or hair straightening product from one of the above brands, share your story with us here and learn more about your rights.
A newly proposed class action settlement has been reached to resolve claims that certain Wesson cooking oils were falsely advertised as “natural” in that they’re actually made from genetically modified ingredients. Now, Wesson customers from 11 states – namely, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota and Texas – have the chance to file a claim for payment from the $3 million deal. Products covered by the settlement include Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Corn Oil and Wesson Best Blend. If you bought any of these cooking oils while residing in one of the states listed above, head on over to our dedicated page for more information and a link to the official settlement website. Eligible purchase periods vary by state and range from January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017.
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You may be covered by this settlement if you contacted Experian about a non-residential or high-risk address indicator or were affected by the company's reporting of certain "fraud shield" indicators between July 1, 2018 and July 31, 2021.
When we pay extra for premium features, we expect them to work as intended. Unfortunately, some Subaru drivers have been met with disappointment in this regard, as they’ve reported that the infotainment systems in their vehicles have a tendency to freeze, display dead pixels or simply fail to respond. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether a defect is to blame – and, if so, whether a lawsuit could be filed. If filed and successful, a class action could help drivers get back money for repair and replacement costs and potentially force Subaru to provide a free fix. If you bought or leased a 2020-2022 Subaru vehicle and have had problems with your touch screen infotainment system, head over to this page to read up on the investigation and see how your experience could help get a lawsuit started.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires companies to provide at least 60 days’ notice of a mass layoff in certain situations. Now, after hundreds of workers were fired over the past year in several rounds of layoffs, Hy-Vee is under investigation for potential violations of this law. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that the reduction of Hy-Vee’s corporate workforce constitutes a mass layoff under the WARN Act and that the fired workers were not provided with the required notice. They’re now looking into whether a class action can be filed to help former Hy-Vee employees get back lost wages and benefits. If you were fired by Hy-Vee as part of a mass layoff within the past year, head over to this page to find out more about your legal rights.
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