We’re opening up this week’s newsletter with a new investigation into PCGamer.com and whether the digital magazine uses tracking tools to send certain user data Facebook’s way.
Next, utility lineworkers who have been exposed to lead-sheathed cables are being urged to come forward as attorneys look into whether AT&T and Verizon can be held accountable in light of reports that they failed to take care of an abandoned network of toxic telecommunications cables.
To wrap things up, we’ll touch on how North Star Insurance Advisors may be underpaying its insurance agents and a windshield wiper issue some Ford Bronco drivers have been reporting recently. Keep reading for more information on these investigations, as well as the latest settlements you may be able to claim.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over concerns that PC Gamer may be using an online tracking tool to share certain data about digital subscribers and newsletter recipients with Facebook. Specifically, they believe the digital magazine may be secretly transmitting details about which videos these users watched on PCGamer.com without their permission and in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act. If you have a digital subscription to PC Gamer or signed up to receive the magazine’s online newsletter and you’ve watched videos on PCGamer.com within the past three years, check out all the details of the investigation here.
Reports have surfaced that AT&T, Verizon and other telecom companies have left behind a “sprawling network” of toxic lead-sheathed cables, putting those who regularly work around the lines at risk of developing lead poisoning. In light of this, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of lineworkers who may have been harmed. If successful, a lawsuit could force AT&T and Verizon to fund a medical monitoring program for utility workers across the country who have been exposed to dangerous lead-sheathed cables. If this sounds like something that affects you or a loved one, head to this page to learn more.
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This settlement covers individuals and entities who purchased broadcast TV advertising spots from CBS, Cox, Dreamcatcher, Fox, Griffin, Meredith, Nexstar, Raycom, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair, TEGNA or Tribune between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018.
If you’ve worked as an insurance agent for North Star Insurance Advisors, you should know that a lawsuit has been filed claiming you may have been underpaid. Specifically, the case alleges the insurance marketing firm purposefully misclassified its insurance agents as independent contractors to avoid paying them certain benefits to which bona fide employees are entitled, including proper wages for off-the-clock and overtime work. If successful, the lawsuit could help agents recover the money they may have earned – but never received – while working at North Star. If you’re a current or former North Star insurance agent, head over to this page for the details.
If you’re a California resident who has experienced problems with the windshield wipers on your 2021, 2022 or 2023 Ford Bronco, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. They’re investigating whether a defect is behind a number of reports from drivers who say their windshield wipers will slow down when set to high speeds or randomly change to “intermittent mode” without any input and while there is still significant rain on the windshield. Many have voiced safety concerns, saying that the issue has hindered their visibility during heavy rain and forced them to “toggle” between settings while driving to keep the wipers moving. Learn more about the investigation and how you could help get a lawsuit started over on this page.
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