Crock-Pot Nonstick Coating Problems and Steam Antitrust Claims
This week, we’re covering the ongoing allegations against Steam – namely, that its potentially anticompetitive practices inflated prices for PC games – and how attorneys working with ClassAction.org are gathering Steam users to pursue mass arbitration claims. More on that below.
Then, we’re taking a look at the potential health risks for those who worked at or attended certain Vermont schools that were built using toxic chemical compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Lastly, we’ll close out this issue with complaints from Crock-Pot users about one slow cooker’s nonstick coating and potentially misleading labels on Prime Energy drinks. And, as always, we have the latest in class action settlements down below.
An ongoing lawsuit claims that anticompetitive rules imposed by Steam operator Valve Corporation have forced game publishers to pay an excessive 30% commission to sell their games on the platform – which, in turn, has allegedly caused consumers to pay inflated prices for PC games. Attorneys are now gathering gamers to file arbitration claims against Valve and potentially recover compensation. So, if you have a Steam account and bought one or more games from the Steam Store, learn more about the allegations and how to join others taking action here.
If you worked at or attended a Vermont school built or renovated between 1950 and 1979, this story is for you. A handful of schools in the state have tested positive for excessive levels of chemical compounds known as PCBs, which were used prior to 1980 in building materials such as fluorescent lighting and tiles. Attorneys are now looking to file lawsuits against Monsanto, essentially the sole manufacturer of PCBs, alleging the agrochemical company knew the compounds were toxic and posed serious health risks. Read up on the investigation and view a list of contaminated schools over on this page.
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You may be covered by this settlement if you bought Woolite laundry detergent with "Color Renew" or "revives colors" on the label while in California, New York, or Massachusetts between February 2017 and May 2023.
If you had a Facebook account and a subscription to The Boston Globe that included digital access and you viewed videos on Boston Globe's website between February 5, 2020 and May 25, 2023, you may be included in this settlement.
Some consumers have reported that the nonstick coating on their Crock-Pot 7-Quart Easy-to-Clean Cook & Carry Slow Cookers flakes off and begins to peel prematurely, sometimes after only a few uses. Due to the number of complaints, attorneys are investigating whether a defect is to blame and whether a class action can be filed against the manufacturer. A successful lawsuit could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on their Crock-Pots. You can find all the details of the investigation here.
If you’re a New York resident and you bought Prime Energy within the past three years, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. They have reason to believe that the Orange Mango, Strawberry Watermelon, Tropical Punch and Lemon Lime varieties of the drink may contain even more caffeine than advertised and, as a result, may have been misleadingly marketed to consumers. The drinks have already come under scrutiny from the FDA, and now attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed. Learn more about the investigation and how you can help over on this page.
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