April Class Action Settlements Involve Thinx Underwear, Volkswagen and Audi, XTEND Workout Powder
These nine settlements are accepting claims through April, allowing consumers to recover payments for false advertising, data breaches, discrimination and more.
April 2023 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
Thinx Underwear Chemicals $4M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Thinx agreed to pay $4 million to resolve claims its period underwear contains polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, which can lead to serious health concerns including cancer.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Cotton Brief, Cotton Bikini, Cotton Thong, Sport, Hiphugger, Hi-Waist, Boyshort, French Cut, Cheeky and Thong style Thinx underwear products between Nov. 12, 2016, and Nov. 28, 2022.
According to the class action lawsuit, Thinx underwear products are made using PFAS — non-stick and water-resistant chemicals. However, PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” due to their inability to break down in the body and environment. PFAS are linked to serious health problems, including birth defects and cancers.
To receive a payment from the settlement, consumers must submit a valid claim form by April 12, 2023.
All-Clad ‘Dishwasher Safe’ False Advertising $4M Class Action Settlement
All-Clad agreed to a $4 million class action settlement to resolve allegations that its non-stick pans are not “dishwasher safe” as advertised.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased All-Clad D3, D5 or LTD cookware.
Plaintiffs in the false advertising class action lawsuit say that All-Clad cookware is not actually dishwasher safe, despite the products’ advertising. When washed in the dishwasher, the cookware’s nonstick surface allegedly peels away — leaving sharp edges that can cut consumers.
The deadline to submit a claim with the All-Clad false advertising settlement is April 18, 2023.
Volkswagen, Audi Data Breach $3.5M Class Action Settlement
Volkswagen and Audi agreed to a $3.5 million class action settlement to resolve allegations that a multiyear data breach compromised customer information.
The settlement benefits consumers who received a notice from Volkwagen and/or Audi informing them that their personal information or sensitive personal information may have been exposed in the 2019-to-2021 data breach.
According to the data breach class action lawsuit, a data breach between 2019 and 2021 exposed information of 3.3 million Audi purchasers from 2014 to 2019. Names, contact information and purchase data were allegedly compromised during the extended data breach.
The deadline to submit a valid claim form is April 12, 2023.
Uber ADA Discrimination $2.2M Class Action Settlement
Uber agreed to pay $2.2 million to resolve claims it discriminated against disabled riders in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The settlement benefits Uber users who opted into Uber’s wait time fees waiver program for riders with disabilities by May 12, 2022.
The ADA class action lawsuit claims Uber charged wait-time fees to riders who took longer to get to their Uber ride due to their disability. Plaintiffs in the case claim Uber should have provided a “reasonable modification” as required by federal law instead of punishing disabled riders with fees.
To receive settlement benefits, riders must submit a valid claim form by April 24, 2023.
DoubleDown Interactive Casino Games $415M Class Action Settlement
DoubleDown agreed to a $415 million class action settlement to put an end to claims that its casino mobile apps violated Washington laws against gambling.
The settlement benefits individuals who played DoubleDown Casino, DoubleDown Fort Knox, DoubleDown Classic and/or Ellen’s Road to Riches before Nov. 14, 2022.
Plaintiffs in the gambling class action lawsuit say that DoubleDown’s gambling applications counted as illegal gambling because users were required to gamble with in-game “chips” purchased with real money. The class action lawsuit sought to recover losses from this illegal gambling scheme under Washington law.
The deadline to submit a claim in the gambling app settlement is April 11, 2023.
Dickey’s Barbecue Data Breach $2.35M Class Action Settlement
Dickey’s Barbecue agreed to pay $2.35 million to resolve allegations that it failed to prevent a data breach that lasted for over a year between 2019 and 2020.
The settlement benefits consumers who used a payment card at a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant between April 23, 2019, and Oct. 29, 2020.
According to the data breach class action lawsuit, Dickey’s failed to prevent or detect a cybersecurity breach that lasted from April 2019 to October 2020. The data breach allegedly resulted in consumer payment card information being sold on the dark web — putting consumers at risk for fraudulent charges and other financial harm.
In order to receive settlement payments and other benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by April 22, 2023.
LendUS Data Breach Class Action Settlement
LendUS agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims its lax cybersecurity measures led to a 2021 data breach.
The settlement benefits individuals who received a data breach notice from LendUS regarding a cyberattack that occurred between Feb. 2 and March 22, 2021.
Plaintiffs in the data breach class action lawsuit claim that a 2021 cyberattack compromised sensitive consumer information including Social Security numbers. The class action lawsuit contends that LendUS could have prevented the data breach with reasonable security measures but failed to do so out of negligence.
The deadline to submit a claim with the data breach settlement is April 19, 2023.
American Family Insurance Total Loss $2.2M Class Action Settlement
American Family Insurance agreed to pay over $2.2 million to resolve claims that it underpaid total loss claims in violation of Washington law.
The settlement benefits individuals insured under an American Family policy in Washington who were paid a settlement because a vehicle they owned (not leased, rented or borrowed) was declared a total loss and who received a total-loss valuation based on an “Autosource” estimate that took a “typical negotiation” discount.
According to the total loss class action lawsuit, American Family Insurance took illegal deductions for “typical negotiation” and “condition” when paying total loss claims in Washington. These deductions allegedly caused policyholders to be underpaid, violating state insurance laws.
In order to receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by April 21, 2023.
XTEND Workout Powders False Advertising $3M Class Action Settlement
Woodbolt agreed to a $3 million class action settlement to resolve claims that XTEND workout powders were falsely advertised as “0 calories.”
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased XTEND products between July 28, 2014, and Jan. 24, 2023, either from Woodbolt or third-party sellers such as Amazon. A full list of covered products is available on the settlement website.
Despite being advertised as “0 calories,” XTEND workout products allegedly have calories according to independent testing. According to plaintiffs in the false advertising class action lawsuit, Woodbolt’s representations were supported by the Atwater calorie calculation method and did not actually reflect the caloric value of the workout powders.
The deadline to file a claim in the XTEND settlement is April 24, 2023.