In this week’s newsletter, we find ourselves returning to the issue of data privacy as a couple of websites may be violating the Video Privacy Protection Act by secretly sending certain user data to Facebook. Check down below for more information on the investigations into Masterclass.com and SFGate.com.
From there, we have an ongoing investigation into Remedy Organics Protein Drinks over claims that the products don’t contain as much digestible protein as consumers have been led to believe. Plus, are Fruit of the Loom’s Men’s Tag-Free Cotton Briefs really made of cotton only? Keep reading for the latest.
If you’re a MasterClass subscriber with a Facebook account and you’ve streamed courses on the platform’s website, you may be able to take action. It’s believed that MasterClass.com may be using a tracking tool to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. This data may tie a user’s watch history to their Facebook ID, a unique identifier that can be used to match the individual to their Facebook profile. Attorneys suspect that MasterClass.com may have violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by sharing consumers’ private information without permission and are now looking into possible legal action. While there are no guarantees, the law states that consumers who had their rights violated could be owed $2,500. Head over to this page for more on the investigation and information on how you can join others taking action.
With the increasing demand for healthy dietary options, some companies may overstate the health benefits of the food and drinks they sell. For instance, product labels for certain Remedy Organics wellness shakes state that each 12-fluid-ounce bottle provides anywhere from eight to 16 grams of protein, depending on the flavor. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe, however, that the plant-based shakes may contain significantly less usable protein than consumers are led to expect. It’s now being investigated whether a class action lawsuit could be filed. A lawsuit, if successful, could help customers get their money back and force the company to change how it makes or advertises the beverages. If you bought these shakes in Illinois, you may be able to help get a lawsuit started. Head over to this page for a list of affected products and more details on the investigation.
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If you bought any A&W root beer or cream soda beverages that stated “Made with Aged Vanilla” on the label between February 7, 2016 and June 2, 2023, you may be able to claim a piece of this settlement.
This settlement covers New Mexico Progressive policyholders who paid for insurance policies with uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and certain non-Progressive policyholders who made underinsured motorist claims.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who purchased Fruit of the Loom’s Men’s Tag-Free Cotton Briefs from Amazon.com, Target.com or Fruit of the Loom’s website since 2020. They have reason to suspect that certain varieties of the underwear, which is sold in six-packs of assorted colors and assorted stripes and solids, may contain polyester despite being labeled as 100 percent cotton. The attorneys are now determining whether a class action lawsuit can be filed alleging Fruit of the Loom mislabeled and falsely advertised the products, which would allow consumers the chance to get some of their money back. Did you buy Fruit of the Loom’s Men’s Tag-Free Cotton Briefs from one of the sites listed above? Learn more here.
It’s believed that SFGate.com may have used a tracking tool to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. Now, attorneys are gathering Facebook users who signed up for a newsletter with SFGate.com and watched videos on the website to take action over potential privacy violations. These claims are proceeding via a process known as mass arbitration, which involves hundreds or thousands of consumers bringing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time and over the same issue. There are no guarantees, but those who sign up could be owed as much as $2,500. If you’ve signed up to receive SFGate.com newsletters, watched videos on the website and have a Facebook account, learn how you can join others taking action over on this page.
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