Chevy Equinox Settled – and This Isn’t a False Alarm!
The theme for this issue is – surprise, surprise – products that don’t work as they’re supposed to! From our day-to-day transportation to monitoring our children, companies continue to fall short with the products they offer and try to hide their shortcomings when issues eventually come to light. But there is a glimmer of hope in this issue. The Chevy Equinox settlement has officially been confirmed, so we can expect more details soon. Keep reading for more!
If you submitted a claim for more than $10,000 to your homeowners’ insurance and were required by your bank to have an inspection done to make sure you were actually making the repairs, you may want to listen up. It is believed that some banks are docking homeowners’ insurance checks – known as “loss draft” checks – or deducting money from their escrow accounts to cover inspection costs, sometimes without the homeowner ever knowing. A successful lawsuit could help homeowners recover the money they were cheated out of because of the inspection fees. It could also require banks to change the way they handle fees for inspections that they require. Attorneys are currently investigating these claims, so if this sounds like something that happened to you, head over to this page.
Baby monitors in their simplest form serve one function – to monitor babies when they are alone. According to a recently filed lawsuit, however, Owlet’s $299 Smart Sock baby monitor may have missed the mark when it comes to simple monitoring. The wearable baby monitor was designed to deliver information, including heart rates and oxygen levels, straight to the parents’ smartphones – but the suit says that the monitors tend to malfunction and give off “wildly inaccurate” readings. This means parents are getting alarmed when there’s no reason to, and not getting notified when their babies are actually in danger. Additionally, the suit claims that the Smart Socks can burn infants’ feet during normal use. For more on the case, we’ve got you covered.
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Harley-Davidson is facing a proposed class action claiming that it sold tens of thousands of motorcycles with a dangerous defect in their anti-lock braking systems (ABS). According to the lawsuit, the ABS on the affected “hogs” can malfunction during normal use due to breakage in the wires connecting the ABS to its engine control unit. The wires can break with no obvious warning sign, which presents a risk for potentially fatal injury if the rider must brake during an emergency. The complaint goes on to say that Harley-Davidson knew about the wiring defect since at least 2008 but has failed to take any action to repair, replace, upgrade or recall the affected motorcycles – or even notify riders about the issue. We have the rest of the story here.
We have some good news and some bad news, folks. Good news: a settlement in the case involving the Chevy Equinox oil consumption issue has been officially confirmed. Bad news: we still have some waiting to do. At this point, the settlement has been all but guaranteed – but the details of said settlement have yet to be revealed. We don’t know when compensation will be available for class members or what it will entail – or even when we will get this information. It’s a slow process, but the case is making consistent steps forward. Here’s the official notice of settlement, and this is the page we will be updating as we get more information – so stay tuned.
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