FDA Warns Eye Drop Brands, Consumers - Lawsuits to Follow?
In this issue, we’re covering a few new investigations – starting with one into Dunkin’. Attorneys are looking into whether it’s lawful for Dunkin’ to charge certain customers extra for drinks made with non-dairy milk. Then, we’ll take a renewed look at Tesla over claims the company’s electric vehicles fail to live up to their advertised ranges.
From there, Skillshare is under scrutiny for its online data privacy practices as attorneys question whether the company is secretly sharing website users’ data with Facebook. This issue's final investigation concerns certain eye drops marketed by eight different companies and whether those companies circumnavigated FDA regulations to get the products on the market. You can find all the details down below.
On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to eight companies for marketing their eye drop products as drugs without receiving FDA approval. The agency stated that the unapproved products may pose a heightened risk of harm to consumers and that the products in question were represented as able to treat medical conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), cataracts and glaucoma even though they hadn’t received FDA approval. Attorneys are now looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people who bought the eye drops. Head over to this page for a closer look at the investigation as well as a list of affected products..
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action can be filed alleging Dunkin’ is discriminating against consumers who have milk allergies or lactose intolerance by levying a surcharge for dairy milk alternatives. They believe that Dunkin’s non-dairy milk surcharge, in addition to potentially being illegal, may be excessive in that there is not enough of a cost difference between cow’s milk and milk alternatives to warrant the reported $0.25-to-$1.00-plus per-drink upcharge. If you have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance and were charged extra for non-dairy milk at Dunkin’, find out what you can do over on this page.
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Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that Skillshare.com may be using a tracking tool to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. In light of this, they’re now gathering paid website users to take action over potential privacy violations via mass arbitration. While there are no guarantees, the federal Video Privacy Protection Act states that consumers who had their rights violated under the law could be owed $2,500. Learn more here.
A July 2023 investigation found that Tesla may have grossly overstated the range of its electric vehicles. Specifically, Reuters reported that the algorithms used for the cars’ in-dash range meters were purposely written to display “rosy” projections of the mileage left before the battery needed to be charged, with the ranges becoming more accurate after the battery fell below 50 percent. While at least one proposed class action has been filed over the issue, attorneys are looking into another type of legal action known as mass arbitration. If you’ve noticed that your Tesla fails to achieve its advertised range, join others taking action here.
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