To start things off, you may be owed money if you bought aerosol products under the Secret, Old Spice, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Waterl<ss, Pantene or Hair Food brand names thanks to a recent Procter & Gamble settlement. Information on the settlement and where you can go to file your claim can be found below.
Also in this issue, we have a couple of open investigations looking to see if lawsuits can be filed over creditors charging convenience fees and toxic chemicals potentially present in certain makeup remover wipes. Lastly, we’ll touch on an ongoing lawsuit filed over a startling alternative use for Apple AirTags. Keep reading for the latest in class action news.
The Procter & Gamble Company has recently agreed to settle more than 20 proposed class actions that claimed certain Secret, Old Spice, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Waterl<ss, Pantene and Hair Food aerosol products (e.g., deodorant, dry shampoo, body spray, etc.) were contaminated with the known carcinogen benzene. The settlement site is now live and the claims process is open, so if you bought aerosol products under the brand names listed above, you may be owed some money. The deadline for this settlement is January 26, 2023, so be sure to get your claim in before then. Head over to this page for a closer look at the settlement and information on how to file your claim.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to suspect that certain makeup remover wipes made by Billie and MAC Cosmetics may contain toxic chemicals known as PFAS, which have been known to cause cancer and other health problems. Now, they’re looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of buyers. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could help customers get their money back and potentially force the companies to change how they make or advertise their makeup wipes. On this page, you can find a list of products under investigation, as well as a chance to share your story if you bought any of the wipes in question.
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Have you been charged a “convenience” fee to make a payment on a loan, debt, mortgage or credit card? If so, you should know that attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that these fees – which include pay-by-phone fees and online service charges – may be illegal in certain states. They’re now looking into whether lawsuits can be filed over these potentially illegal fees on behalf of certain borrowers in North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, Florida, California and South Carolina. A successful lawsuit could help consumers get their money back and put an end to any illegal practices. Head over to this page for a list of creditors under investigation, as well as more information on your legal rights.
A newly filed lawsuit is calling Apple’s AirTags the new “weapon of choice” for stalkers and abusers, stating that the tracking devices have “revolutionized the scope, breadth, and ease of location-based stalking.” Although the stated purpose of the roughly quarter-sized AirTags is to transmit a precise location signal to help users locate missing items, the product obviously has the potential to be used for more nefarious purposes. Immediately after the $29 product’s 2021 release (and consistently since), reports have surfaced of people finding AirTags placed in their purses, on their cars, and even sewn into the lining of their clothing by stalkers looking to track their movements, the lawsuit says. The case looks to cover all individuals in the United States who either own iOS or Android devices and were tracked without consent by Apple’s AirTag or are at risk of being stalked. You can read up on the allegations being made here.
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