We’re opening this issue with an investigation into a laundry list of eye makeup products and whether they contain additives that are unsafe for use around the eyes. From there, we’re taking a look at a recent data security incident involving 23andMe in which hackers stole personal information belonging to millions of users, including those of Ashkenazi Jewish and Chinese descent. If you believe your data may have been involved in the incident, you’ll want to check out the story below.
Next, we’ll cover an investigation into employers that may have broken the law by providing male employees with less parental leave than female employees. And, to round things out, we’ll touch on a multi-billion-dollar settlement for certain merchants that accepted Visa and Mastercard and how those covered by the deal can benefit from hiring experienced attorneys.
These stories, along with the latest in class action settlements, can be found just below. Keep reading for more, including a brand new section featuring our latest data breach investigations!
Beauty enthusiasts beware: attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to suspect that certain eyeshadow palettes and other eye makeup products may contain color additives prohibited by the FDA for application near the eyes. Using eye makeup made with banned color additives may cause irritation, burning and staining — and some consumers have already reported these side effects. It’s now being investigated whether a class action can be filed to help buyers recover some of the money they spent on the products and potentially force the manufacturers to change how the makeup is formulated. For more information and a full list of products under investigation, we have you covered.
Genetic testing company 23andMe recently announced that cybercriminals were able to hack into customers’ accounts using recycled login credentials, which were reportedly exposed in previous data breaches. It’s been reported that databases of stolen information belonging to 1 million users of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and 300,000 users of Chinese descent, among others, have since been listed for sale on the dark web. Attorneys are now gathering 23andMe data breach victims to take action via mass arbitration – a legal process that, if successful, could entitle those who participate to hundreds of dollars in compensation. If you’re a California resident of Ashkenazi Jewish or Chinese descent who received notice that your information may have been exposed in the security incident, find out how you can join others taking action here.
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If you’re a father who received less parental leave than your employer provided to mothers, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from you as part of an ongoing investigation. They’re looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed against employers that fail to provide equal parental leave benefits to fathers and mothers, which could potentially be a violation of a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on an employee’s sex. If successful, lawsuits could provide compensation to fathers who did not receive as much paternity leave as they should have and force the employer to change its parental leave policy. Head over to this page to share your story with us and learn more.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are signing up merchants who would like an experienced law firm to help handle their claim for a recent settlement worth $5 billion when the time comes. The deal was reached to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed businesses paid excessive fees to accept Visa- or Mastercard-branded cards due to the credit card companies’ alleged violations of antitrust laws. If you’re a merchant that accepted Visa and Mastercard at any time between January 1, 2004 and January 25, 2019, head over to this page to learn more.
Settlement Disclaimer [Updated Dec. 1]: Claim forms are now being delivered and are also available online. Class members need not sign up for a third-party service in order to participate in any monetary relief. No-cost assistance is available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. For additional information, visit the Court-approved website www.paymentcardsettlement.com.
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