We’re opening this issue with an investigation into Uber and whether the rideshare company sent out millions of text messages without consent from recipients – specifically, those who didn’t have an Uber account set up. If you’ve received marketing texts from Uber, we have all the details down below.
From there, we transition into the subject of data privacy, as attorneys are looking to pursue mass arbitration claims against the companies that run MLB.com and NBA.com. If you’ve watched baseball or basketball videos on these sites and have a Facebook account, your viewing history may have been shared without your consent – and you may be owed money because of it. Lastly, if you drive a 2017-2023 Hyundai or Kia vehicle and you’ve had problems with oil leaking, you’ll want to check out our last story. Keep reading for the latest, including our newest settlements.
If you’re like me, you get plenty of spam calls and texts from a slew of different numbers – and now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Uber is also sending some unwanted communications. Specifically, the attorneys have reason to believe that Uber may have illegally sent out millions of SMS spam texts without recipients’ consent, including messages reminding people to finish the signup process, advertising deals or asking former drivers to come back. Importantly, it’s believed that these messages may have been sent to people who didn’t have an account with Uber and had placed their numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. A successful lawsuit could help compensate people who received the texts and potentially force Uber to change the way it sends out messages. If your number is on the Do Not Call list and you received marketing texts from Uber when you had no account with the company, read up on the details here.
If you’re an MLB.com subscriber or accountholder who has watched videos on MLB.com and you also have a Facebook account, your privacy rights may have been violated. (This includes those who have either an MLB.com account, MLB.TV subscription or an MLB At Bat subscription or who log into MLB.com with their TV provider.) It’s believed that Major League Baseball Advanced Media may have used a tracking tool on its website to record certain users’ activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and secretly share this data with the social media giant. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now looking to hold the company accountable via mass arbitration. While nothing is guaranteed, those who sign up for the process could be owed up to $2,500. If you are a Facebook user who watches videos on MLB.com, learn how you can join others taking action here.
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If you were a Facebook user in the United States and your Location Services setting for the Facebook application was turned off at any point between January 30, 2015 and April 18, 2018, inclusive, you may be included in this class action settlement.
You may be covered by this settlement if you bought tickets to a live event through SeatGeek between September 10, 2019 and March 17, 2020, the event was canceled and not rescheduled, and you received a credit from SeatGeek.
Continuing with the data privacy issue, it’s believed that the companies behind the National Basketball Association’s website may have used the same online tracking tool mentioned in the previous story to record users’ activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and, again, secretly share this data with Facebook in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Attorneys are now looking to hold these companies accountable via mass arbitration, a process that involves hundreds or thousands of consumers bringing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time and over the same issue. It costs nothing to sign up, and the attorneys will only get paid if they win your claim. While there are no guarantees, the VPPA states that consumers who had their rights violated under the law could be owed $2,500. So, if you have both a Facebook and an NBA account (i.e., you have an NBA ID, NBA TV account, NBA League Pass or you log in using your TV provider) and you’ve watched videos on NBA.com, you can read more on the investigation and how you can take action over on this page.
If you’ve noticed oil leaking in your 2017-2023 Hyundai or Kia vehicle due to a cracked oil pan or loose drain plug, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. They’re investigating whether a defect is behind reports that the vehicles can develop severe and sudden engine oil leaks, which can result in engine damage or failure, and are looking to see if lawsuits can be filed because of it. A class action lawsuit could help drivers get back some of the money they spent on repairs or replacements and could also potentially force the automakers to issue a recall or find a fix for the problem. For a breakdown of the issue and how 2017-2023 Hyundai and Kia vehicle drivers may be able to help get a lawsuit on file, head over to this page.
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