We hope you had a pleasant holiday season with friends and family! But, the celebrations have ended and we’re right back at it, bringing you the latest in class action news. First up, we have a case filed over the Remington ionic conditioning hair setter – you may know them as “hot rollers.” A lawsuit is claiming that a safety defect is causing an unnecessary burn risk for users and hopes to provide compensation for those who may have purchased a faulty product. Then, we have a couple of companies facing litigation over allegedly sending unsolicited texts on behalf of ADT – plus College Board and TikTok take a turn in the class action spotlight. Welcome to our first ClassAction.org newsletter of the new year.
A lawsuit has been filed claiming that the Remington ionic conditioning hair setter is defective and can put users at risk for serious injury. According to the lawsuit, the “cool touch” ends of the rollers can easily fall off, leaving users vulnerable to burns caused by exposed hot metal, as well as the plastic ends themselves. In light of these allegations, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak with anyone who owns a set of Remington rollers to see if additional cases can be filed. If you had issues with your hot rollers, share your story with us.
Spam used to refer simply to a canned meat of semi-questionable origin, but now the word is more commonly used to refer to unwanted texts, calls or emails – which coincidentally can also have some questionable origins. Now, two more companies are facing class action litigation in relation to text messages they allegedly sent on behalf of home security company ADT. Attorneys believe that these messages are being sent in violation of the TCPA and could be worth up to $1,500 each if the litigation is successful. If you were on the receiving end of one of these messages, save it and head over to this page for more details.
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A concerned father recently filed a proposed class action claiming that the College Board illegally sold his daughter’s personal information after she took several of its standardized tests. The case claims that the affected students are those who took the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams or “SAT Suite” assessments and were pressured into surrendering their personal information as part of a purportedly optional survey known as Student Search Service. Despite representing that students’ information would never be sold to third parties, the College Board did just that, the case says, and disclosed students’ data to colleges, scholarship programs, and other organizations for advertising purposes—all without parental consent. Find more details on the case here.
Short-form video app TikTok has made headlines recently – mostly for being named in two separate class action lawsuits accusing the company of some questionable data collection practices. Though filed less than a week apart, the cases against TikTok have taken completely different trajectories, with one being resolved within days and one still pending in federal court. The operators of the app have put to rest claims over the alleged collection of children’s data without parental consent but are still facing a proposed class action in California over claims that they shared children’s data with China. For an overview of TikTok, the swift settlement, and the lawsuits targeting the platform’s alleged data collection and dissemination practices, head over to our blog.
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