Welcome to the newsletter! This week, we’re taking a look at troublesome Insinkerator garbage disposals, homeowner rights for those in agreements with Unison and MV Realty and, in keeping with the trend of our past issues, the way companies handle our data. This time, Peloton is the company in question.
Keep reading for all the details, as well as the most recent class action settlements that you may be able to claim.
If you own a Peloton device and have followers on your account, this story may affect you. It’s believed that Peloton may be sharing users’ fitness performance data – including the classes they take and the workouts they do – with third parties, namely other users, without obtaining proper consent. A user’s followers can view the workouts they’ve done and get notified when they’re working out at the same time or taking the same class. Attorneys believe that the disclosure of such data could violate a law known as the Video Privacy Protection Act, which provides for damages of up to $2,500 per violation. They’re now looking into a potential mass arbitration against the company, and those who are interested in taking action will have to sign up individually. So, if you own a Peloton Bike, Row or Tread and have followers on your account, head over to this page to sign up and get more information on the mass arbitration process.
Numerous complaints have been posted online by people whose Insinkerator garbage disposals sprang a leak, often after several years of regular use. Now, attorneys are investigating whether a defect is causing certain Insinkerator models, including those in the Badger series, to leak from the side or the bottom. Specifically, they’re looking into whether a defect is causing the garbage disposals’ steel components to corrode during normal use, leading to the issues consumers have reported. If a defect is indeed to blame, the attorneys may be able to get a class action lawsuit on file to help customers get their money back and potentially force the company to offer a fix for the problem. If you’ve had problems with your Insinkerator garbage disposal, share your story with us here.
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If you live in Florida, New York or Ohio and are unhappy with your Unison home equity sharing agreement, it may not be without reason. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Unison’s home equity sharing agreements are actually reverse mortgage loans that come with excessive interest rates and whether the company is even authorized to provide such a product. It’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed to help homeowners – some of whom have voiced their complaints online – get back money for any improper charges and force Unison to change how it represents and handles these agreements. If you or a loved one entered into a home equity sharing agreement with Unison in Florida, New York or Ohio, head over to this page to find out more.
MV Realty’s Homeowner Benefit Program is an agreement in which the company pays a homeowner several hundred dollars to sign a contract stating that the consumer will use the company as their exclusive listing agent if they sell the property in the future. But the program has come under scrutiny from several state attorneys general who have accused MV Realty of obscuring the true terms of the contact, including that a lien would be filed against the property. Consumers have also complained that they didn’t realize the agreements would last 40 years and limit their ability to refinance. Now, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed on behalf of homeowners who entered the program while living in New York, Florida or Ohio. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could help homeowners get back money they may have been unlawfully charged. It could also potentially force MV Realty to remove the liens on homeowners’ properties and change how it does business in the future. If this sounds like something you have gone through, you can read more on this page.
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