Travel Can Be Pricey – But Are You Paying More Than You Should?
Travel can be expensive, but it shouldn’t seem like an indulgence because of overpriced travel insurance or a new car that keeps stalling. It should be expensive because of an exotic location – or because you headed down to the Southwest and needed to stock up on a ton of chiles. Well, a couple of class action investigations are attempting to remedy certain travel-related issues – specifically overpriced trip insurance and stalling issues in some Volkswagen vehicles. This issue also features the additional labs affected by the AMCA data breach and an updated look at the exploding panoramic sunroof litigation. Read on for more.
Travel insurance can offer some much-needed peace of mind for those worried that they’ll need to unexpectedly cancel a trip for whatever reason. It can be less reassuring, however, to find out that you’ve probably been overcharged for the coverage. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether Amtrak, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Frontier Airlines customers were overcharged for travel insurance due to an illegal kickback scheme – and whether a class action can be started to help get their money back. If you bought travel insurance when booking a trip online, learn more about the investigation here.
Reports have surfaced that drivers are experiencing stalling problems in their 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and Golf GTI vehicles. Apparently, the cars’ engines have been turning off unexpectedly, even when the clutch is down and the car is in neutral. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now looking to get a lawsuit started to help drivers get back the money they spent on repairs – but they first need to speak with people who experienced these problems. If this sounds like something that happened to you, we have more information here.
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We previously reported on a data breach affecting LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics patients, but it appears that several other labs serviced by American Medical Collection Agency may have been affected. Millions of patients may have had their information compromised in the breach, which took place between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019, and attorneys are now looking to file lawsuits to recover reimbursement for identity theft and credit monitoring – and not just for those who went to LabCorp and Quest. For more information and a full list of the labs affected, we have you covered.
The exploding panoramic sunroof problem has remained a prevalent concern in the years since the NHTSA and attorneys began to dig into the issue from their respective sides. With dozens of class actions on the books and the NHTSA continually in search of answers, drivers are still reporting that their panoramic sunroofs have exploded or shattered, and more vehicles have been added to the list of those alleged to be equipped with defective panoramic sunroofs. So, what’s happened in the more than seven years since exploding panoramic sunroofs first came to light? Our recent blog goes into what we’ve been able to find on the issue. Check it out here.
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