We’re opening this issue with a look at a handful of coffee shops and how they charge customers for non-dairy milk. Dunkin and Starbucks have already been sued for charging extra for milk substitutes, but several others are now being investigated. You can find these coffee chains below.
Then, attorneys suspect a recall involving the fuel pumps in certain Equinox and Terrain vehicles may not have been enough to make drivers whole and are now looking into whether a class action lawsuit is possible. Following that story, we’ve got another car-related investigation – this time, attorneys are looking into reported engine problems in certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
We’ll round things out with the ever-present concern of online data security as attorneys look into whether The Athletic is secretly sharing website user data with Facebook. Keep reading for the latest, including new settlements and those ending soon.
We’ve previously touched on Dunkin facing legal action over charging extra for non-dairy milk, but now several other coffee shops are suspected of the same practice. Attorneys are specifically investigating whether Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Biggby Coffee, Dutch Bros and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf discriminate against customers with milk allergies and lactose intolerance by charging extra for milk substitutes. If filed and successful, lawsuits could help customers get back some of the money they may have been wrongfully charged—and possibly force the companies to stop adding a surcharge for non-dairy milk. Learn more here.
Last year, General Motors issued a recall for the fuel pumps in 2021-2022 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, but attorneys suspect that this wasn’t enough. Specifically, the attorneys believe that not enough vehicles were covered and that a permanent fix wasn’t provided. They’re now looking into whether a class action lawsuit could be filed on behalf of owners and lessees who’ve had issues with their fuel pumps. If you’ve experienced problems with the fuel pump in your 2020-2023 Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain, tell us about it here.
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Drivers of certain Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima, Infiniti QX50 and Infiniti QX55 vehicles have reported problems with the cars’ engines, including noises, fires, vibrations and loss of power. Attorneys are looking into whether the engines are defective—and if a class action lawsuit could be filed against the automaker. A class action lawsuit could help reimburse owners and lessees for repairs and potentially force Nissan to provide a fix for the engines. Learn how you can help the investigation here.
Attorneys have reason to believe that The Athletic may have violated the federal Video Privacy Protection Act by sharing consumers’ private information without permission and are now looking into possible legal action. Specifically, they believe that TheAthletic.com may be using a tracking tool to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. If you’re a paid subscriber to TheAthletic.com who has watched videos on the website within the past two years, learn how you can join others taking action on this page.
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