Grilling season is upon us, and with that you may have already retired your pressure cooker in favor of the open flame – and it may be for the best. An ongoing investigation into popular pressure cooker brands (now including Instant Pot) has led attorneys to believe that a defect may be causing unwarranted explosions. On top of that, beef prices may have been artificially inflated for food distributors – making those steaks and burgers a bit more expensive for companies to buy. Plus, some tips regarding debt collection and what you can do while waiting for a settlement to finalize.
You may have already been aware of the investigations into Cuisinart, Maxi-Matic and other popular pressure cooker brands over potential defects that can cause scalding-hot food to explode out. Well, Instant Pot has recently been added to the list of potentially defective pressure cookers, and attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to see if a class action can be filed. If you had an unfortunate incident with an exploding Instant Pot pressure cooker, you may be able to help get the litigation started. Read on for more information.
The spotlight continues to shine on the beef industry, as several companies have now been accused of working together to illegally raise prices. Several lawsuits have been filed over claims that the companies conspired to reduce the supply of beef to increase their bottom lines – and now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from food distributors and buyers who purchased their beef from Tyson Foods, Cargill, JBS USA, National Beef or Swift beef, as they may have overpaid. It’s worth noting that, at this time, the attorneys are not looking to speak to people who simply bought beef for their own consumption. If you're a food distributor or buyer who's being affected by the high price of beef, you may be able to contribute to the investigation. More on that here.
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Being in debt is stressful enough. But what’s worse is that consumers may not realize when they’re being subject to illegal debt collection tactics. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of confusing letters, intimidating voicemails and complicated legal notices. But debt collectors aren’t as untouchable as they may seem—you have rights and they have certain rules they have to follow. We set out to detail some of the most common illegal debt collection tactics and what you can do if you find yourself on the receiving end. Check out our blog to read up on what we found.
We’ve all been there before. You’re waiting for a class action settlement to come through. As you’ve likely heard from us before, you don’t need to do anything to join the case – but can you at least do something in the meantime? We’ve addressed some of our most frequently asked questions regarding that period between a class action being filed and a settlement being finalized. Read on for more.
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