Unwanted Texts? Privacy Violated? You May Be Eligible for a Cash Settlement

A man walks past a Lumber Liquidators store in Philadelphia, March 12, 2015.
A man walks past a Lumber Liquidators store in Philadelphia, March 12, 2015. Matt Slocum/AP Photo

Did you buy a Testofen-based product to boost testosterone levels, only to discover that the sole thing that became enhanced was the seller’s finances? If so, you could receive a portion of the Testofen class action settlement.

And if you received unwanted text messages from Papa Murphy’s pizza or Telenav regarding the company’s “Scout” app, you could be eligible for a portion of either or both of these TCPA class action settlements.

The clock is ticking to collect on these claims. Check out the opportunities below to see if you are an eligible class member for any of these settlement offers.

Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring

Lumber Liquidators has agreed to a $36 million settlement in a Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit alleging the company sold Chinese-made laminate flooring that exceeded safe limits of formaldehyde and failed to prove as durable as promised.

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen. Those exposed to formaldehyde may experience headaches, nausea and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat.

More than 100 lawsuits were filed against Lumber Liquidators after a 2015 episode of “60 Minutes” said the Chinese-made laminate flooring sold at Lumber Liquidators allegedly contained nearly seven times the quantity of formaldehyde allowed by U.S. law.

Although Lumber Liquidators denies the allegations, the company agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.

The Formaldehyde Class includes consumers who bought the Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2010.

The Durability Class includes those who purchased the Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators from Jan. 1, 2011 through May 31, 2015.

Formaldehyde Class Members may receive a payment up to $50 (depending upon number of approved claims), and Durability Class Members will receive a portion of the purchase price paid in either cash or a Lumber Liquidators voucher. Customers who belong to both classes may submit claims for both benefits.

Proof of purchase is required.

Click here to file a claim by the Oct. 13, 2018 deadline.

Testofen Natural Testosterone Booster

The makers of Testofen have agreed to a $7 million class action lawsuit settlement after allegations the nutritional supplement was falsely marketed.

Testofen was advertised as a natural booster of testosterone that could build muscle mass, improve cognition and enhance sexual performance, among other claims. The class action lawsuit alleges these marketing claims were not substantiated.

Each household may be eligible for $1.99 to $14.52 for the purchase of any Testofen products between Jan. 1, 2010 and May 14, 2018.

Some of the eligible products include Troxyphen, Ageless Male containing Testofen, Test X180, High T, Mdrive, Ultra T Gold, Nugenix and Vitali-T-Aid.

Flex your fingers on the mouse to see the complete list of products and file a claim form.

Submit your claim by Sept. 28, 2018.

Papa Murphy’s Advertising Text Message

Papa Murphy's Bacon Bacon Bacon Pizza

Papa Murphy’s pizza agreed to a $22.6 million settlement regarding allegations the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unwanted text messages to potential customers.

Class members include all U.S. residents who received an advertising text message from Papa Murphy’s between Oct. 16, 2013 and June 15, 2015 without providing the company express consent to do so.

The potential award is $10 and two $5 online order vouchers for the take-and-bake pizza company.

You can get more information here and file a claim by the Aug. 14, 2018 deadline.

DuraPro Toilet Connector

You could be eligible for a portion of a $16.5 million class action lawsuit settlement regarding allegedly defective DuraPro toilet connectors with plastic coupling nuts.

Plaintiffs allege that DuraPro toilet connectors with coupling nuts made of acetal plastic imported from China are defective and prone to failing. Once the plastic coupling nut cracks or breaks, water can flood and damage a home.

Interline Brands made, designed, distributed and sold the allegedly defective DuraPro toilet connectors but did not admit the parts are defective. The corporation agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the burden and expense of ongoing litigation.

Class members who replaced allegedly defective DuraPro toilet connectors can receive $4 per connector, up to $20.

Consumers who experienced property damage caused by a failed DuraPro toilet connector coupling nuts may receive up to 30 percent of the cost of the property damage.

For complete instructions on how to determine your eligibility for compensation and to make a claim, click here.  

The deadline will be two years after the final approval order for DuraPro toilet connector replacement claims. The deadline for property damage claims will be four years after the final approval order.

The final hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19, 2018.

Aetna HIV Status Disclosure

Aetna has reached a $17 million class action settlement with patients whose HIV status might have been disclosed through a clear plastic window on a mailed envelope.

Plaintiffs claimed their names, addresses, claim number, prescription information and HIV status were visible without opening the envelope. Aetna denies all wrong doing, but agreed to the settlement.

Class members include “all persons whose Protected Health Information and/or Confidential HIV-related information was allegedly disclosed improperly by Aetna and/or Aetna-related or affiliated entities.”

Depending upon financial or nonfinancial harm, class members may receive $75 each plus up to $20,000.

For full details and to submit a claim form by the Sept. 29, 2018 deadline, click here.

Telenav ‘Scout’ App Text Messages

Telanav has agreed to a $3.5 million class action settlement regarding allegations that the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Telenav allegedly sent unwanted text messages promoting its “Scout” app. Plaintiffs claim Telenav ignored the plaintiffs’ requests to stop sending the texts, which the suit says continued to arrive.

Class members include consumers who received one of the following messages from Telenav with a link between July 28, 2012 and March 5, 2018:

  • “Download Scout to send notifications.”
  • “Connect with [NAME] by downloading Scout.”
  • “To see [NAME]’s progress and communicate, download Scout.”
  • “Welcome to Scout! [NAME] is using Scout to talk about, plan, and navigate to Meet Ups.”

Class members may be part of the No Consent subclass, the STOP subclass, or both, and potential awards could reach $9,000.

For more details and to submit a claim form by the Aug. 28, 2018 deadline, click here.

Lidoderm Generic Delay

Lidoderm pain patches allegedly had a delayed launch of the generic version, a move that has resulted in three antitrust class action lawsuit settlements.

If you bought a brand-name or generic Lidoderm (lidocaine patch 5%), a portion of the nearly $105 million class action settlement could be yours.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teikoku Pharma USA Inc., Teikoku Seiyaku Co. Ltd., Actavis Inc., Watson Laboratories Inc., Actavis plc, Anda Inc., Anda Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Valmed Pharmaceuticals resolved antitrust allegations by agreeing to the settlement even though they deny any wrongdoing.

End-payor class members include consumers and entities in certain U.S. states who paid and/or provided reimbursements for some or all of the purchase price of brand-name Lidoderm between Aug. 23, 2012 and Sept. 14, 2013 and/or AB-rated generic Lidoderm between Sept. 15, 2013 and Aug. 1, 2014.

Covered states include Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The potential award depends upon the number of valid claims received and amount paid at the time.

Submit a claim by the Oct. 1, 2018 deadline by clicking here.

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