More Car Trouble – and the Roundup Cancer Investigation Expands
Car issues continue to be a staple on ClassAction.org, so news of a possible Cadillac touch screen defect and problematic fuel filler necks in Dodge Rams may not be surprising news. But, after several successful jury verdicts over the herbicide Roundup, there may be some big news yet. Attorneys believe that the Roundup litigation may not be limited to just farm and agricultural workers – and that there may be some hope left for those who got sick after using Roundup at home and who want to file a claim. In this issue, we’ve also got a look at your rights when it comes to objecting to a class action settlement, plus all the new ones you can claim. Read on for the details.
General Motors is facing a class action lawsuit claiming that the CUE navigation/radio touch screen displays in several Cadillac models are defective. According to the lawsuit, the touch screen fails when the system’s glass adhesive film begins to separate, which can cause a gap to form between the sensing electrodes and leaves the touch screens unresponsive. In addition to delamination, drivers have also reported bubbling and cracking. Even though a class action has already been filed, attorneys need more people to come forward to help strengthen the case against GM. If you had issues with your Cadillac CUE screen, tell us about it.
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular herbicide Roundup can cause cancer – and that the manufacturer didn’t do enough to warn people about the risk. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to speak with people who used Roundup for home use and were later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Previously, their investigation was limited to farm and agricultural workers, but with recent successful jury verdicts, there may be hope for those who used the potentially carcinogenic herbicide at home. You can find more information about filing a claim here.
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A recent class action lawsuit is claiming that a potential defect in 2015-2019 Dodge Rams is responsible for gas pump nozzles becoming stuck and drivers having to spend more time than they should refueling. The suit claims that the issue stems from a new design Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) implemented in 2015 that left the fuel filler necks “unnecessarily steeply-angled” and caused unexpected and unsafe side effects. Drivers claim they’ve had to “physically wrench the gas nozzles free” – potentially spilling fuel everywhere – and have even been forced to call the local fire department for assistance. The lawsuit is looking to provide compensation for anyone who bought or leased one of the affected vehicles. Check out our blog for more details on the case.
So, you’re unhappy with a class action settlement. Maybe you believe the plaintiffs’ attorneys are being paid too much, class members are being paid too little, or the defendant seems to be getting off scot-free. Thankfully, you have some options. If you’re willing to put in a little work to fight for a better result, you can file what’s known as an “objection.” Objections to class action settlements, though they require some time and effort on the objector’s part, can help ensure that class members are getting a fair deal. In a recent blog post, we explain the ins and outs of objecting to a class action settlement so you understand how to exercise your rights from start to finish. Read on for more.
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