In this issue, we’ll cover a couple of settlement sites that just recently went live – one from Facebook over location tracking and one from Turkish Airlines over flight cancellations. Everything you need to know about filing claims can be found below.
From there, attorneys are investigating auto insurance providers over the suspicion that when it comes to cars that are considered a total loss, these companies have been cutting off drivers’ rental car payments sooner than they should. Then, if you took classes on Udemy.com and have a Facebook account, your privacy rights may have been violated – and attorneys are gathering people to take action. Keep reading for the details.
If you were a Facebook user in the United States and you had your Location Services setting for the Facebook application turned off at any point between January 30, 2015 and April 18, 2018, inclusive, you can file a claim with a recent class action settlement. The $37.5 million settlement resolves allegations that Meta improperly inferred the location of Facebook users through their IP addresses even when their iOS or Android Location Services setting for the social media app was turned off. Class members submitting valid claims have the potential to receive equal shares of the settlement fund after administrative costs and other expenses are deducted. HOWEVER, if the court finds that the number of claims submitted makes it economically or administratively infeasible to make cash payments to consumers, the money will be donated to non-profit organizations as approved by the Court. August 11, 2023 is the deadline for filing a claim, so make sure to submit your claim before then. Information on the settlement, as well as a link to the official settlement website, can be found here.
Most auto insurance policies provide 30 days of coverage for a rental car when the insured vehicle is deemed a total loss, but attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe insurance companies may be cutting off consumers’ rental car payments too soon. They’re now looking into whether these insurers violated the terms of their policies and, if so, whether class action lawsuits can be filed. A successful lawsuit could help consumers get back any money they should have received from their insurance company for rental car expenses. It could also force insurers to provide the full amount of transportation expense coverage in their policies for future claims. The attorneys are looking into all automobile insurance companies, including (but not limited to) State Farm, Geico, Progressive, Allstate, USAA, Liberty Mutual, Farmers, Nationwide, American Family and Travelers – so if your insurance company notified you that it would only pay for your rental car for a limited number of days after your vehicle was totaled, head over to this page for the details.
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You may be included in this settlement if you received two or more telemarketing calls from Health Insurance Associates within a 12-month period more than 30 days after your number was registered with the National Do Not Call Registry.
If you paid more than $25 after your car was booted by B & M Towing, B & M Electronic Diagnostic Repair Service or NY Booting in certain Home Depot stores during 2021 or 2022, you may be included in this settlement.
If you purchased tickets for a Turkish Airlines flight scheduled for between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and your flight was canceled, you may be entitled to money from a recent class action settlement. The deal was reached to resolve a lawsuit that claimed the airline failed to properly refund customers – at all or within a reasonable amount of time – for flights canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers who received a refund will be eligible for a cash payment or voucher, and those who have not received refunds can file a claim for 101% of their unused ticket price. You can find a link to the official settlement site, and some additional details, right here – and be sure to get your claim in before the deadline on August 18, 2023.
If you’re a Facebook user with a Udemy account who has taken a course on Udemy.com, your privacy rights may have been violated. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org suspect that Udemy, Inc. may have used a tracking tool on its website to record accountholders’ activities – specifically, which instructional video courses they watched – and secretly share this data with Facebook in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The attorneys are now gathering Udemy.com accountholders to take action against the company via a legal process known as mass arbitration. If you have both a Udemy account and a Facebook account and have taken a course on Udemy.com, you may have a claim worth as much as $2,500. Learn more about the process and how you can sign up here.
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