It’s an understatement to say that the ongoing pandemic is having an unprecedented effect on society. From the obvious health ramifications to canceled travel plans and schools and businesses shutting down, many are feeling the impact. Unfortunately, many of these stresses could have been avoided, as they are the direct result of how big businesses are handling themselves during this trying time. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now doing their best to hold accountable companies that are shifting their financial burdens onto those who’ve kept them afloat all along. We hope you’re doing well with everything that’s going on, and in the meantime, we have everything you need to know down below.
Thousands of people have had their travel plans interrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the response from the travel industry has been, well, less than stellar. Some companies are offering only partial refunds or credits that expire to make up for canceled plans, but attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that anything short of a full cash refund isn’t good enough. They also believe those who paid for travel insurance – and ultimately had to cancel their trips, as many have – should be getting some money back, too. If you aren’t getting a full refund for your flight, hotel or other travel-related expense, attorneys want to hear from you. If filed and successful, a class action could get the ball rolling and help consumers get back the money they are owed. For more on how travelers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do, check out this page.
Campuses across the country have shut down and many schools have transitioned to online learning. Unfortunately, this switch to remote classes deprives students of many of the benefits and amenities that their tuition and fees pay for, including room and board, gym and recreational facilities, libraries, and computer labs. Closing down campuses was the right thing to do given the state of the world, but attorneys believe that students shouldn’t be paying the full amount for services they can no longer use and for dorms they are no longer occupying. If you are a student or a parent of a student and aren’t receiving a refund for tuition, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. To find out more about taking legal action, check out this page.
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If your business has been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you may be having trouble making ends meet and struggling to plan out your future. If another company or entity is making things worse as you try to regain financial stability, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear about it. Some of the issues that have reportedly affected small to mid-size business owners include the denial of insurance claims for business interruptions, as well as the refusal to refund the cost of liability and other insurance purchased to cover a risk that will now never occur. Lawsuits, if filed and successful, could help to remedy these problems. If this sounds like the situation you’ve now found yourself in, we have more information for you here.
Lawsuits related to the coronavirus outbreak are already being filed – and one of these takes issue with United Airlines’ refunds, or lack thereof. After being forced to slash flight schedules and cancel thousands of domestic and international flights due to travel restrictions, the airline is allegedly refusing to give out refunds and is instead offering only travel vouchers that expire after one year. The case claims that United has both a legal and moral obligation to provide struggling customers with full monetary compensation after canceling their flights. The suit goes on to point out that United has changed its refund policy four separate times over the course of just seven days in an effort to avoid offering their customers full refunds. Want to know more? We have the specifics for you over on our blog.
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