This week, we have a few new investigations looking to hold companies accountable for how they handle our biometrics, collect our personal information and pay our wages.
To start, California and Pennsylvania residents who’ve used GoodRx’s website or mobile app – and who also have a Facebook account – may be able to take action over concerns about tracking tools potentially sharing their personal and medical information with the social media giant. Then, Hinge, Tinder and OkCupid users in Illinois may be able to take action over how the dating apps handle their biometrics – specifically their facial geometries. Lastly, nurses who worked for UAB may be owed money for unpaid overtime wages.
To round out the issue, we’ll take a look at a new lawsuit claiming that a recent recall affecting potentially lead-contaminated Bindle Bottles was insufficient for consumers – and as always, we have the latest class action settlements that you may be able to claim. Keep reading for the details.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that GoodRx may have used tracking tools to record users’ personal and medical information and secretly share it with Facebook. It’s possible that the company may have violated California and Pennsylvania privacy laws in the process – and now, attorneys are gathering consumers in these states to potentially take action via a new procedure known as mass arbitration. Mass arbitration is another method of dispute resolution that, like a class action lawsuit, could give a large group of consumers the chance to hold a company accountable for an alleged wrongdoing. Nothing is guaranteed, but those who sign up could have a claim worth $500 or more. If you’re a California or Pennsylvania resident with a Facebook account who used GoodRx’s website or mobile app, head over to this page to learn more about the situation and how you can join others taking action.
Attention Illinois residents: If you used Hinge, Tinder or OkCupid and had to upload a video selfie to verify you were the person in your photos, it’s possible that your privacy rights may have been violated. Specifically, attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to suspect the dating apps may have collected and stored Illinois users’ facial geometries during the photo verification process without providing required disclosures and obtaining proper consent. Now, they’re gathering users to potentially take action against the dating apps via a process known as mass arbitration. While different than a class action lawsuit, this relatively new legal technique allows a large group of people to simultaneously take action over an alleged wrongdoing – but everyone must sign up individually. While there are no guarantees, violations of Illinois biometric law could be worth up to $5,000. If you’re an Illinois resident, learn more and get the link to sign up here.
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You may be included in this settlement if you received a notification from True Health New Mexico saying that your personal information may have been compromised in a data breach occurring around October 5, 2021.
You may be covered by this settlement if you bought Nutrabolt XTEND Branch-Chain Amino Acid Powders from Woodbolt's website or a third-party seller (such as Amazon) between July 28, 2014 and January 24, 2023.
If you worked for UAB Medicine, UAB Health System or UAB Hospital in the past three years as a nurse, it’s possible that you were underpaid. A lawsuit has been filed alleging that UAB failed to pay its nurses properly for all time spent working, including their many hours of overtime. Specifically, the case claims UAB nurses routinely stayed late, worked through their meal breaks and took on additional shifts without proper wages, including time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. Now, more people are needed to come forward to strengthen the litigation. A successful lawsuit could help you recover the money you earned – but never received – while working as a nurse at UAB. It could also force the company to change its pay practices and how it keeps track of employees’ hours. So, if you worked as a nurse for UAB in the past three years, head over to this page to learn more.
In February 2023, Bindle Bottles were recalled due to concerning levels of lead – and now a lawsuit has been filed over how the company handled the situation. The lawsuit states that despite the grave health risks posed by the Bindle Bottle, the manufacturer has “rested on its laurels,” relying on various consumer protection agencies and the media to “do its bidding” rather than properly sound the alarm itself. The case goes on to say that Bindle Bottle LLC’s recall efforts, which cover all Bindle Bottles, have been unsuccessful as the company’s “disastrous” initiative has left people without reliable information. For instance, the company began its recall by offering a refund, only to change its offer to an ineffective repair that few have taken advantage of, according to the lawsuit. Want more? You can read up on the filing here.
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