Summer is in full swing and, thankfully for us, we aren’t short on class action news – so we’re back with another issue to bring you the latest. Workout enthusiasts who use protein supplements may be interested in knowing that the company behind Muscle Milk recently settled a lawsuit over false advertising claims and customers can now claim their piece. And, if you’re a Jeep Wrangler driver, you should be aware that a recent safety test revealed the latest models are prone to rolling over even in a front-end crash – and that attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to hold Fiat Chrysler accountable. Plus, we’ll touch on an investigation into hidden fees for foreign transactions and a lawsuit against TD Bank that echoes the unauthorized account debacle we saw four years ago with Wells Fargo.
A recent safety test has brought an increased level of concern to 2019-2020 Jeep Wranglers and, specifically, their tendency to roll or tip over. In the front-end crash test, which was performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2019-2020 four-door Jeep Wrangler tipped onto its passenger side – a result that’s particularly concerning for a vehicle that has removable doors and lacks “side curtain” airbags designed to deploy in the event of a rollover. In light of these findings, attorneys are looking to see if lawsuits can be filed that would require Fiat Chrysler to recall the vehicles and offer a remedy, free of charge, to drivers. A successful case could also provide drivers with money for loss of their vehicle’s value. If you own or lease a 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler and are concerned about the rollover risk (even if you no longer own your Wrangler because of safety concerns), share your story with us.
Did you use your Bank of America, Chase, or Capital One-issued credit or debit card to make a purchase from a foreign company or while traveling overseas within the last two years? If so, you should be aware that attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether consumers are being charged illegal and hidden fees on foreign transactions. These transactions include goods and services bought online or over the phone from companies that are based overseas, as well as those made while traveling abroad – so long as the purchase was made in a foreign currency. Attorneys suspect that these fees are well hidden and nearly impossible to detect if you don’t know what to look for. So, for more details on the investigation and to find out how an attorney can help determine whether you were charged an illegal fee, head over to this page.
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If you use protein powders or ready-to-drink shakes to maximize your workout gains (or even if you just like the taste), this one’s for you. A settlement has been reached that covers certain drinks and protein powders manufactured by Cytosport, the company behind the Muscle Milk brand. The lawsuit claimed that several products were sold with false and misleading statements – specifically regarding the supplements’ protein and fat content. If you bought the affected products, you can now submit a claim for $1 per drink and between $3 and $5 per protein powder. You don’t need proof of purchase to make a claim – but, if you happen to have your receipts, the amount you can claim is uncapped. You can find more details on the settlement, a list of affected products and a link to the official settlement website here.
In the past, when we would close a bank account, we’d assume that was the end of it. But, after everything we learned about Wells Fargo four years ago, we know this is no longer the case. In the wake of the Wells Fargo incident, TD Bank attempted to ease any concern that it had an unauthorized account problem of its own – and consumers may have felt reassured, at least for a little bit. But now a new class action is alleging that TD Bank has made a routine practice of opening and reopening accounts without consent in order to pocket fees, a practice that’s eerily similar to what Wells Fargo came under fire for years ago. The plaintiff in the complaint claims that her TD checking account was closed by the bank on April 15th and reopened on April 17th without her knowledge or permission – and that the bank collected $75 in fees in the process. Are you a TD Bank customer? If so, find more details on the case here.
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