Was Your Data Compromised in the Comcast, Xfinity Data Breach?
We open this issue with a look at the recent Comcast data breach that affected millions of customers. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now gathering affected individuals to take legal action via a process known as mass arbitration. You can find the details below.
You’ll also find information on a few recently filed proposed class actions. These include cases filed over allegedly inaccurate Equate Blood Pressure Monitors, Walmart and Cash App’s reportedly lackluster anti-fraud protection, and potentially lead-contaminated applesauce products.
Keep reading for these stories, as well as the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim.
In mid-December, Comcast Cable Communications, which does business as Xfinity, began informing customers via online notices and emails of a data security incident that affected over 35 million individuals. The breach occurred due to a vulnerability in a software product provided to Xfinity by cloud computing company Citrix. Now, attorneys are looking into a possible mass arbitration against the company, which would involve hundreds or thousands of consumers filing individual arbitration claims at the same time. If you received a letter or email about the breach, join others taking action here.
A proposed class action alleges the Equate Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor is incapable of providing accurate and reliable blood pressure readings, particularly for those with a normal to large arm circumference. The lawsuit states that there are significant and dangerous discrepancies between the readings produced by the blood pressure monitor, namely the 8000, 8500, 4000 and 6000 Series devices, and a consumer’s actual blood pressure. Want more? You can read up on the case here.
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This settlement covers those who received a data breach notification letter from MedStar dated around December 19, 2022 stating that their information may have been compromised in an October 2022 data breach.
A recently filed lawsuit is claiming that Walmart and Cash App have known for years that their financial services are a key tool for scammers yet have ignored the “obvious holes” in their anti-fraud measures. For example, the case states that Cash App doesn’t require that Walmart or its other partner retail stores verify IDs against Cash App accounts before making cash deposits – allowing victims to deposit cash into scammers’ accounts with zero backstop. Read up on the details here.
The makers of WanaBana, Schnucks and Weis cinnamon applesauce pouches are facing a proposed class action that alleges the companies failed to disclose that certain now-recalled products contained, or were at risk of containing, unsafe levels of lead. As of December 19, 2023, the FDA had reportedly received 69 reports of elevated blood lead levels in children under six years old that may be linked to the affected WanaBana, Schnucks or Weis cinnamon applesauce pouches. You can find more information on this page.
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