In our latest issue, we’ll touch on four new investigations and how they may affect you. The first of the investigations concerns BetterHelp users, as the company has been accused of violating the privacy of those who use the websites and apps it operates. Next, the family of companies under TMX Finance (including TitleMax) could be facing legal action after being affected by a massive data breach, and Volvo hybrid drivers have been reporting that their cars’ heating systems haven’t been working properly. Lastly, another new investigation looks at what’s in your orange juice. Keep reading for more information, as well as the latest settlements that you may be able to file claims for.
At least two lawsuits have been filed against BetterHelp following allegations that it broke its privacy promises by sharing the personal and health information of its web properties’ users with Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat and other third-party advertising platforms. These properties include BetterHelp.com, TeenCounseling.com, PrideCounseling.com, FaithfulCounseling.com, ReGain.us and their associated apps. If successful, the proposed class action lawsuits could provide compensation to patients who had their information unlawfully shared. They could also force an order requiring the company to make changes to both its data collection and marketing practices. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org need people to come forward to strengthen the litigation – so, if you signed up with BetterHelp or one of its associated counseling services, head over to this page for the details.
The latest in a long series of data breaches comes to us from TMX Finance, whose subsidiaries include TitleMax, TitleBucks and InstaLoan. The company recently announced that the breach may have exposed the information of more than 4.8 million customers between February 3 and 14, 2023. According to the announcement, the compromised data may have included customers’ full names; dates of birth; passport, driver’s license and federal/state ID card numbers; tax ID numbers; Social Security numbers; financial account information; phone numbers; and physical and email addresses. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are gathering data breach victims to potentially take action against the company via a legal strategy known as mass arbitration. While nothing is guaranteed, affected parties who sign up may be owed $200 or more. If you received a letter from TitleMax, TitleBucks or InstaLoan stating that your information was exposed during the data breach, read up on the process and how you can join others taking action here.
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If Balfour Beatty Infrastructure’s records show that at any time between August 13, 2019 and February 28, 2022, you applied for employment with Balfour and were subject to a background check for employment purposes, you may be included in this settlement.
You may be covered by this settlement if you received artificial or prerecorded voice calls from Discover between August 25, 2017 and February 7, 2023 regarding a credit card account that did not belong to you.
If you drive a Volvo hybrid vehicle and have had problems with the heat, particularly when driving in electric mode, you aren’t alone. Reports indicate that the heater issue may affect a handful of Volvo vehicles with model years ranging from 2016 to 2023, and attorneys suspect that a defect may be to blame. If so, they may be able to get a class action lawsuit on file that could provide Volvo drivers with money back for repairs and force the manufacturer to come up with a free fix for the issue. Before that can happen, the attorneys need to hear from those who’ve had problems with the heat in their cars – so if this sounds like something that you’ve been having trouble with, share your story with us and learn more about the investigation here.
PFAS remain a concern as more and more products we use daily are suspected of containing these harmful chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, fertility problems, thyroid disease and other health issues. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Florida’s Natural Orange Juice with No Pulp contains these chemicals despite being advertised as “natural” and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could allow consumers the chance to get back some of the money they spent on the orange juice. It could also force the company to remove any PFAS found in the product or change its advertising. If you bought Florida’s Natural Orange Juice with No Pulp, head over to this page for more information.
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