With many of us in some form of quarantine due to COVID-19, it helps to maintain some sort of normalcy. So, even though we’re cooped up in our homes, we’re still covering as much as we can in the class action space. And, if you’ve made a habit of catching up on your class action news with us, this one’s for you. In this issue, we have an investigation into SmileDirectClub, cases filed over Conair hair dryers and Germ-X hand sanitizer, and the latest on the Robinhood debacle. Make sure to wash your hands, stay safe and read on for the latest.
Being satisfied with your smile does immeasurable good for your confidence – and we could always benefit from more smiling in this crazy world. But some dissatisfied SmileDirectClub customers are claiming that the company’s “do-it-yourself” dental aligners are both defective and dangerous. Instead of gaining confidence with their new smiles, users are reporting that the aligners are causing pain, bleeding gums and loose or cracked teeth. In light of these claims, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether they can help SmileDirect customers recover the cost of the aligners, as well as reimbursement for any associated dental treatment. If these problems sound familiar, find the details here.
With everyone buying up all the hand sanitizer (at least where we live), one would hope that a product so in demand would do what it’s advertised to – prevent the spread of germs. But now another hand sanitizer company is facing legal action after claiming that its product – in this case, Germ-X – can prevent or reduce infection from the flu and other viruses, including coronavirus. Echoing a similar case filed against Purell’s parent company, the most recent suit states that there haven’t been any “adequate and well-controlled studies” to back up the ethyl-alcohol-based sanitizer’s germ-fighting prowess – and that despite FDA warnings to Purell over the same type of advertising, the maker of Germ-X continues to prey on health-conscious consumers. Check out our newswire for the full writeup.
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We shouldn’t have to worry about the things in our house catching fire. But if class actions have taught us anything, it’s that no product is safe. In this case, Conair Corporation is facing another proposed class action claiming one of its hair dryers suffers from a defect that can cause it to spark and catch fire. The alleged defect in Conair’s Infiniti Pro 1875-watt model allows the heater coil in the hair dryer to come in contact with other coils and cause an electrical short, which can project hot coils out of the dryer and potentially lead to burns or even a fire. Here are the details on the latest case.
If success in the stock trading game could be summed up in three words, they would be timing, luck, and access – you know, actually being able to get to your investments. So, it comes as no surprise that securities trading app Robinhood is now facing proposed class actions out of California and Florida over a series of outages users experienced during the first week of March 2020. Over the course of two days, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were seeing record-breaking point gains, Robinhood users were unable to access the platform – and lost money because of it. For a closer look at the lawsuits, we have you covered.
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