If you’re reading this, you’re probably here for the latest in class action news and the newest settlements to claim – and well, that’s exactly what we have in store. As far as recently filed class actions and ongoing investigations go, we have several matters to cover, starting with claims that some workers’ compensation insurance carriers may be denying their responsibilities and shifting treatment expenses to Medicare, and in turn, forcing customers to pay out of pocket for doctor visits and other costs. Then, Subaru is facing some heat over their windshields and your favorite kombucha drink may not be safe from scrutiny either. We’ve got plenty to cover, so let’s get into it.
If you received a letter stating that Medicare needed to be reimbursed for treatment stemming from your work injury, our latest investigation may affect you. Allegations have surfaced that some workers’ compensation insurance carriers are denying responsibility for workers’ injuries and, when the injured party is covered by Medicare, shifting the cost to the government program. When the carrier finally accepts that it should have been the one to pay for the treatment, it waits until the very last minute to reimburse Medicare. As a result, some injured workers are being forced to bear the cost of co-pays and getting sent distressing letters regarding reimbursement. If this sounds like something that happened to you, share your story with us. You may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
Drivers of 2017, 2018 and 2019 Subaru Foresters and Outbacks have been reporting that their windshields are cracking far easier than they should – and now a class action has been filed to help rectify the issue. According to the lawsuit, complaints have referenced that these windshields are cracking “out of nowhere,” “overnight,” “by themselves,” “without any outside force,” and even while the vehicles were “not in motion” – which presents a danger for both the drivers themselves and others on the road. If successful, a lawsuit could help drivers get their windshields replaced for free or recover the money already spent fixing the vehicles. If the windshield in your Forester or Outback cracked, learn more about the allegations here.
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If you had a Bank of America account and paid overdraft fees on debit card purchases that were classified as “recurring charges” between January 1, 2012 and April 6, 2017, you may be able to claim a piece of this settlement.
Buying products that aren’t name brand can be a great way to save money – but if big companies find a way to prevent consumers from going generic, be sure they’ll use it. In a recently filed class action, Epson stands accused of deploying software and firmware updates that “effectively ruin” printers that are detected to be using cheaper non-Epson ink cartridges. The suit claims that there’s nothing inherently wrong with third-party replacement cartridges – so they’re not to blame – and that printers that forego the updates “function without issue.” If you’re someone who likes to save money on their ink cartridges, get a closer look at the case on our blog.
According to a recently filed proposed class action, Brew Dr. Kombucha misleads its customers about the amount of probiotic bacteria found in its kombucha drinks. The inclusion of probiotics is one of the biggest selling points for the beverage, since it is said to help with digestion and other bodily processes. The lawsuit takes issue, however, with Brew Dr. Kombucha’s claim that there are “billions” of probiotics per bottle, claiming that tests found that the drinks contain “far less” probiotics than advertised. A breakdown of the case can be found here.
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