Did Cinemark Secretly Share User Data with Facebook?
In this issue, we continue to touch on consumers’ online privacy rights and how certain companies may be tracking and sharing user data without permission. The latest investigation is looking into popular movie theater chain Cinemark.
Next up, we have a few recently filed lawsuits you’ll want to know about. Health-Ade is under scrutiny for potentially selling kombucha drinks with toxic chemicals, StubHub has been accused of operating a “criminal enterprise” with regard to certain ticket sales, and Beautyrest and Madison Park are facing allegations that their pillowcase and sheet thread counts are misrepresented. Keep reading for the latest, including the newest settlements you may be able to claim.
Did you buy movie tickets on Cinemark.com or Cinemark’s app? If so, your privacy rights may have been violated. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that Cinemark may be using tracking tools on its website and app to secretly share details about users’ ticket purchase histories with Facebook. They’re now gathering consumers to take action over potential privacy violations via a process known as mass arbitration. Head to this page to learn more and find out how to sign up.
Beverage company Health-Ade has misled its customers by marketing certain flavors of its kombucha products as “healthy” when, in reality, the drinks contain toxic chemicals that should not be ingested, according to a recently filed lawsuit. The case states that despite representations that the drinks are “natural” and “organic,” independent testing has revealed the beverages contain “dangerously high levels” of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—a group of human-made chemicals that have been linked to harmful health and environmental effects. You can read up on the details and affected flavors here.
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If you bought one of the beverage products listed on the settlement site, which include Organic Valley, Premier Protein and other branded items, between April 1, 2021 and October 27, 2022, you may be included in this settlement.
A recently filed lawsuit accuses StubHub of operating a “criminal enterprise” in which it knowingly advertises and brokers the sale of fraudulent tickets. As the case tells it, some customers have purchased tickets through the StubHub website only to find out upon arrival to the event that the tickets were “fraudulent/invalid” and that the company was not authorized to sell or act as a third-party ticket broker for the event. A full breakdown of the allegations can be found here.
A recently filed lawsuit is alleging that certain Beautyrest and Madison Park bedding products have been falsely advertised as having a higher thread count than they actually do. Specifically, the case states that despite label representations that Beautyrest sheets and pillowcases have a 1,000 thread count, independent testing has revealed that the products are actually made with a thread count of 216. Similarly, testing showed that the real thread count for the Madison Park products falls somewhere between 237 and 295 despite being advertised at 1,500, according to the suit. You can read up on the details here.
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