Here at ClassAction.org, we find ourselves constantly reporting on companies that fail to make products that live up to their advertised claims. This time around, we have an investigation into whether CBD products contain as much CBD as we’re being led to believe and a recently filed lawsuit against Tyson over the term “prime pork.” Plus, this newsletter will touch on countertop materials that may be causing silicosis in workers and a new settlement from one of our frequent offenders, Lumber Liquidators.
CBD products aren’t cheap, so we shouldn’t have any question that we’re getting what we pay for. Unfortunately, though, lawsuits are being filed alleging that certain CBD products contain only a fraction of the amount of CBD being advertised on the label – a claim that doesn’t seem to be specific to one manufacturer. A successful lawsuit could help consumers get back any money they spent on a falsely advertised product and force CBD companies to make changes to their manufacturing processes to help ensure people aren’t throwing their money away on worthless items. For more information and a list of potentially affected products, we have you covered.
Silicosis is a type of lung disease that’s caused by breathing in silica dust. It’s an illness typically seen in miners, but now countertop workers are being diagnosed – and it’s believed that the quartz or “artificial stone” they’re cutting on a daily basis may be to blame. It’s been reported that quartz, when cut or otherwise altered, presents a higher risk of silicosis than alternative materials, such as marble and granite, in that it contains significantly more silica. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating this connection and whether quartz countertop manufacturers could be held accountable for workers’ illnesses. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with silicosis, you can find all the details you need here.
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Lumber Liquidators continues to be a recurring name in the class action space – and this time, they’re in the limelight due to a recent settlement. The new deal will put to rest a 2014 lawsuit in which consumers alleged the company’s Morning Star strand bamboo flooring is uniformly defective and lasts nowhere near as long as its warranted 30-year lifespan. As it stands, the settlement deal is comprised of $14 million in cash and up to $16 million in store credit vouchers. The settlement still needs to be granted final approval before checks can go out, but we have all the current details for you over on our blog.
Prime pork. It’s like prime beef, except...not really at all according to a recently filed class action. In the suit, Tyson Fresh Meats and co-defendant Fresh Market are being accused of using the term “prime” in describing certain pork products to invoke a comparison in consumers’ minds to the quality associated with prime beef. But the lawsuit says that the USDA doesn’t grade pork in the same way that it does beef. The marketing ploy is being described as false advertising specifically intended to confuse and mislead consumers – and now Tyson and Fresh Market customers could be owed some money back. If this is a frequent staple on your grocery list, check out the details here.
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