There’s plenty to complain about in this world – some things big, others small. But one thing is for sure – your car catching on fire would definitely count as one of those “big” things. Likewise, anything that can feasibly referred to as a “death wobble” is worth at least a few minutes spent complaining. To be safe, let’s just count all car trouble as being worthy of your frustration, since we know this won’t be the last newsletter to feature possible auto defects. This newsletter also touches on a gout medication that may be causing heart troubles for patients and JP Morgan Chase’s new binding arbitration agreement, so read on for more.
Toyota RAV4 drivers have been reporting that their vehicles are unexpectedly smoking and catching fire. The cause of the fires is unknown, but an investigation is trying to determine whether it’s related to a manufacturing defect. If that’s the case, attorneys believe that a class action could be filed. A successful case could help drivers recover the money spent to repair or replace affected vehicles; it could also force Toyota to fix any alleged defect. If your 2015-2019 RAV4 caught fire, started smoking, or displayed warning lights of a computer system malfunction, share your story here.
If it doesn’t keep anything cold, a refrigerator is just a big metal box. And that’s what consumers had to say in a recent class action lawsuit against LG Electronics that alleges a defect is leaving the company’s fridges mere shells of their former selves and forcing consumers to “live out of coolers.” According to the lawsuit, the issue stems from the tubing of the evaporator, a part that works in conjunction with the linear compressor, which is responsible for, well, cooling things. The lawsuit is looking to help people get back the money they spent on repairs and replacing spoiled food – but attorneys working with ClassAction.org need more people to come forward to strengthen the litigation. If you had problems with your LG fridge not cooling, tell us about it.
Several Chevy and GMC vehicles have allegedly been shaking and vibrating enough to coin the terms “Death Wobble” and “Chevy Shake.” The shaking is suspected to be caused by a potential defect and can be especially bad – and potentially dangerous – at high speeds. Among the affected vehicles are the 2015-2020 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2020 Chevrolet Silverado, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2014-2020 SMC Sierra, and 2015-2020 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. If you’ve experienced this excessive shaking or vibrating firsthand, you may be able to join in on litigation against the auto makers. You can find all the information you need here.
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Reports have surfaced that Uloric (febuxostat), a medication used to treat gout by lowering uric acid levels in the blood, can cause heart attacks, strokes and other critical cardiovascular events. And it’s believed the maker of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn patients of these risks despite knowing about them for the last 10 years. Attorneys are now trying to get lawsuits filed to help patients and their loved ones get money for medical bills and other damages. If you or a loved one took Uloric and suffered a cardiac event or stroke, learn more here.
If you’re a Chase credit card holder, check your inbox. (Might as well, you’re here already.) You may have received an email with a subject line reading: “Important information regarding changes to your Chase account.” The most important thing you’ll need to know from the email is that Chase is adding back in its binding arbitration agreement, which essentially means that you can no longer file or join in on a lawsuit against the company and can only solve legal matters through arbitration. Included within that same email, however, is the option to reject the binding arbitration agreement – but only up until August 7, 2019. We have a blog post featuring the pros and cons of doing so, which you can find here.
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