Coach Outlet, Ford Trucks Among November’s Class-Action Settlements
Have you paid too much for Coach Outlet merchandise? Bought “all natural” hard cider that had artificial ingredients? Trained to become a truck driver without receiving proper compensation?
If so, you may be eligible for one of these class-action settlements. And hurry! Time is ticking away faster than an autodialer can make a robocall.
Horizon Solar Power: Unsolicited Telemarketing Call
Did you receive an unsolicited telemarketing call from Horizon Solar Power?
If so, you could be eligible to receive a portion of an $800,000 class-action settlement regarding allegations the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). TCPA prevents businesses from contacting consumers through the use of an automatic dialing system and prerecorded messages unless the company has received prior express consent to do so.
The calls were allegedly made using an automatic dialing system with pre-recorded messages without receiving the consent of the targeted consumers.
If you received an unsolicited telemarketing call from Horizon Solar Power between Oct. 16, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, you could be eligible for a cash payment. Exact payment amounts will depend upon the number of valid claims received and the amount left in the net settlement fund after deductions are taken for legal fees and costs.
Horizon Solar Power admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to the settlement. Submit your claim by Dec. 9, 2020.
Prime Trucking: Labor Law Violations
A $28 million class-action settlement has been reached to resolve allegations Prime Trucking violated labor laws.
Anyone who attended Prime Trucking’s truck driver training program, worked as employee drivers for Prime Trucking, and/or who worked as independent contractor drivers and leased their trucks through Prime between Oct. 2, 2012 and May 8, 2020 could be eligible for a portion of the settlement funds.
In addition, anyone who attended Prime Trucking’s training in the state of Missouri between March 4, 2010 and May 8, 2020 may be eligible, too.
The lawsuit alleged Prime failed to pay trainees wages during training orientation and to properly compensate employee drivers and independent contractors who were owed thousands of dollars in wages.
Prime Trucking admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to the settlement to resolve the labor law dispute.
According to settlement terms, all class members are entitled to $100 even if they do not complete a claim form, but those who do complete the form could be found eligible to collect additional payments from this settlement.
The terms note that if you already received cash from a Prime Trucking truck driver settlement in California, you’ll be eligible for a 50% share of the payment you may have received from this $28 million class-action settlement.
Submit your claim by Dec. 7 2020.
Ford F-Series Trucks: Door Latch Defect
Current and former owners or lessees of model year 2015 through 2019 Ford F-Series trucks may be eligible for up to $400 in compensation for door latch repairs.
The $5.3 million class-action settlement benefits class members who found their truck door latches would not lock or would not unlock during cold weather.
The Ford vehicles allegedly affected by the defect include trucks in the model year 2015 to 2018 F-150s and 2017 to 2018 F-250s, F-350s, F-405s and F-550, along with model year 2019 F-150s, F-250s, F-350s, F-450s and F-550s.
Class members with receipts indicating they paid for door latch repair prior to May 4, 2020 can claim up to $400 in reimbursement for the repair and out-of-pocket expenses.
Those who can show that they paid for the repair of their door latch between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021 can claim up to $200 in reimbursement for repairs and out-of-pocket expenses, such as towing charges.
Class members with receipts indicating they paid for a door latch repair prior to May 4, 2020 can claim up to $400 in reimbursement for the repair and out-of-pocket expenses.
Those who can show that they paid for the repair of their door latch between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021 can claim up to $200 in reimbursement for repairs and out-of-pocket expenses. Class members who express being dissatisfied with the door latch’s performance can receive a $10 cash award.
If you made repairs prior to May 4, 2020, your claim deadline is Nov. 30, 2020. If the repairs were made between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021, your estimated claim deadline is June 3, 2021.
Coach Outlet: Misleading Sales Advertising
If you bought certain items from a Coach Outlet store between Dec. 23, 2011 and Aug. 24, 2020, you could receive up to $10 cash or a $40 voucher under the terms of a $4.6 million class-action settlement.
Coach faced a class-action lawsuit alleging items in Coach Outlet stores that were seemingly sold at a discount were never offered for sale at any regular retail location. Instead, Coach allegedly had lower quality items made that were sold exclusively at Coach Outlet stores. The company purportedly misled consumers by applying labels that made it appear the merchandise was discounted when compared to a fictional regular retail price.
Even though Coach admitted no wrongdoing, the company agreed to the settlement, and agreed to train employees to monitor locations for compliance with price comparison laws.
Class members with proof that the item they purchased at a Coach Outlet contained a reference price or “MFSRP” tag, such as a price tag and/or proof that they made more than $150 in purchases, can receive either $10 in cash or a $40 voucher. Those without proof or who spent less than $150 can claim either $5 in cash or a $20 voucher.
Submit your valid claim by Jan. 21, 2021.
Costa Del Mar Sunglasses: Warranty
You may be eligible for a portion of a $60 million class-action settlement from sunglasses maker Costa Del Mar, which agreed to settle allegations the company misled consumers regarding its lifetime warranty.
The settlement will provide product vouchers between $8.99 and $19.99 to several different classes of customers, including ones who bought Costa plano sunglasses prior to Jan. 1, 2018 and ones who were charged a fee by after April 3, 2015 to repair or replace the sunglasses that were damaged by accident, misuse or normal wear and tear.
Plaintiffs alleged the company violated the law by requiring customers to pay warranty fees even though the sunglasses purchases were allegedly covered by a lifetime warranty.
Costa Del Mar admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to provide $40 million in product vouchers and $21 million to cover shipping and handling on purchases made with the vouchers.
2 Towns Ciderhouse Hard Cider: Artificial Ingredient
Customers who bought certain flavors of 2 Towns Ciderhouse Hard Cider could be eligible for cash from an almost-$1 million class-action settlement.
2 Towns allegedly advertised its products as all natural, but a class-action lawsuit accused the company of using an artificial ingredient called DL-Malic acid to adjust the acidity of the fruit juices in its drinks.
Without admitting to any wrongdoing, 2 Towns agreed to the settlement agreement and said it will switch to using the all-natural L-Malic acid in addition to updating its labeling.
There is no estimated potential award because the amount depends upon the number of valid claims received. Each claim will be evaluated by the number of products purchased, referred to as a “weighted value.” Class members are allowed to claim up to 10 products without proof of purchase, but more than 10 products purchased that are not accompanied by proof of purchase will be averaged and added to a weighted value.
Submit your valid claim by Jan. 9, 2021.
SiriusXM: Lifetime Subscriptions
If you bought a SiriusXM lifetime subscription, you could be eligible for a portion of a $96 million class-action settlement from the satellite radio company.
Plaintiffs alleged SiriusXM offered a “Lifetime Plan” or “Lifetime Subscription” that they bought at prices ranging between $350 and $755. Plaintiffs said they believed the term “lifetime” referred to their own lifetime, but SiriusXM said they meant the lifetime of the device the customer initially used when setting up the streaming service.
While the streaming service allowed customers to activate the radio streaming service on a maximum of four devices, each additional device could be activated for a $75 fee. Plaintiffs also said they didn’t know they had a limited number of transfers.
SiriusXM denied the allegations, but agreed to the settlement terms in June.