Over the past several years, we’ve unfortunately entered an era where data breaches are the norm. Just last week, Capital One announced a new data breach, and now the Equifax saga is coming to an end with a $671 million settlement that’s awaiting final approval from a judge. In addition to what the Equifax settlement means for you, this issue also touches on the potential problems with keyless ignitions and a closer look at the settlement process as a whole. Read on for more.
Attorneys believe that cars with keyless ignitions may be unreasonably dangerous – especially for senior citizens – due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when the vehicles are unknowingly left running in owners’ garages. A class action lawsuit could help force car manufacturers to come up with a solution to the problem and compensate people for overpaying for potentially dangerous vehicles. If this sounds like something that you’ve had a problem with, even if you didn’t get carbon monoxide poisoning after leaving your keyless ignition running, share your story here.
Reports have surfaced that Dunlop D402 motorcycle tires have been linked to nearly two dozen injuries and several fatalities. There are plenty of complaints online about these specific tires, but the manufacturer (Goodyear) is blaming premature tire failure on riders – claiming that they overinflated the tires or put to much weight on the bike. Goodyear has faced nearly a dozen personal injury lawsuits in relation to the tires, but a recall has never been issued. If you’ve had trouble with your Dunlop D402 tires, you may be able to help hold Goodyear accountable. Learn more here.
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Nearly two years after the sensitive information of more than 147 million consumers was exposed in the unprecedented Equifax data breach, a $671 million settlement has been reached to put an end to the dozens of lawsuits that followed. There’s a ton of information about what potential class members can do next, but it can quickly turn into a mountain to sift through, so we broke down the settlement as it currently stands. The settlement still needs to be formally approved by a judge, but all the current details can be found here.
Speaking of settlements, you may have noticed that the process can be a bit hard to follow. From settlement talks and preliminary settlements, to settlement notices and final approval hearings, there are many steps that need to be taken before checks can finally get mailed out. If you’re looking to learn more about how settlements work, we have you covered. We followed a real case through the whole process – from settlement talks to settlement checks – to illustrate each step and what’s typically going on behind the scenes. And don’t worry, it isn’t quite as complicated as it may initially seem. For the whole breakdown, head over to our blog.
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