April Class Action Settlements Involve Apple, McCormick, Nissan and Select Cannabis
Several class action settlements give consumers the opportunity to claim compensation this month.
The settlements involve brands such as Apple, McCormick, Nissan and more. Check out the list below to find out if you qualify
The April deadlines for filing claims in these settlements are fast approaching, so read on to find out if you qualify.
Plaid Data Privacy $58M Class Action Settlement
Plaid Inc. has agreed to pay $58 million as part of a class action settlement involving claims it violated data privacy laws.
The Class is made up of all U.S. residents who own or owned one or more “financial accounts” accessed by Plaid, or for which Plaid obtained their login credentials, between Jan. 1. 2013, and Nov. 19, 2021; the Class Member needs to have been a U.S. resident at the time.
A number of apps and institutions — such as Venmo, Ally Financial, and others — use Plaid. A search tool is available on the settlement website.
Plaintiffs alleged Plaid acted improperly when it obtained users’ financial account login information.
Claims must be submitted by April 28, 2022.
McCormick Perfect Pinch, Gourmet Seasoning $3M Class Action Settlement
Individuals who bought certain McCormick all-natural products may be eligible to claim up to $15 without proof of purchase thanks to a $3 million settlement resolving claims of false advertising.
The Class is made up of anyone who purchased certain McCormick products labeled as “natural” or “all natural” between Jan. 1, 2013, and Sept. 23, 2021. A complete list of the covered products is available here.
McCormick allegedly deceptively labeled the products as being “natural” in an effort to increase prices as demand for natural products rose.
Claims must be submitted no later than April 11, 2022.
Apple Employee Bag Security Check $30M Class Action Settlement
Apple is paying nearly $30 million to resolve claims its employee bag-check policy violated California law.
Non-exempt employees who worked at an Apple retail store in California between July 25, 2009, and Dec. 26, 2015, are eligible to benefit from this settlement.
According to the employees who filed a 2013 class action lawsuit, the company required them to undergo unpaid bag checks for security purposes before they were allowed to leave work.
The plaintiffs say they should have been paid for those bag checks.
No claim form is required; however, anyone wishing to exclude themselves from the settlement has until April 27, 2022, to do so.
GAF Timberline Roofing Shingles Class Action Settlement
Building Materials Corp. of America (known as GAF Materials Corp.) settled two class action lawsuits that claimed Timberline roofing shingles were defective.
Anyone who owns a property with GAF Timberline roofing shingles made between 1998 and 2009 may be eligible to receive free replacement shingles or cash thanks to the settlements.
Two Classes are eligible to make claims:
- Mobile Settlement Class: Any qualified person or business who owns any property in the United States with GAF Timberline shingles manufactured at GAF’s plant in Mobile, Alabama, between Jan. 1, 1999, and Dec. 31, 2007. There is a Subclass for those who own or owned property in South Carolina.
- Non-Mobile Settlement Class: Any qualified person or business who owns any property in the United States with GAF Timberline shingles manufactured at other U.S. GAF plants between Jan. 1, 1998, and Dec. 31, 2009.
These Classes do not not include builders, developers, contractors, roofers, and certain others.
Plaintiffs in the class actions alleged the shingles are defective and prone to premature cracking, splitting, or tearing, meaning they do not last.
The Mobile Settlement Class Members have until April 22, 2022, or the expiration date of the GAF Limited Warranty for their Timberline shingles to file a claim.
The Non-Mobile Settlement Class Members have until April 23, 2022, or the expiration date of the GAF Limited Warranty for their Timberline shingles to file a claim.
RoundPoint Mortgage Payment Fees $1.6M Class Action Settlement
RoundPoint will pay $1.6 million as part of a class action settlement after a lawsuit accused the company of charging unlawful fees on telephone mortgage payments.
Those who may benefit from this settlement are borrowers on residential mortgages serviced by RoundPoint who paid a fee for a telephone payment between Jan. 1, 2016, and May 31, 2021.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit accused RoundPoint of illegally charging between $10 and $12 in convenience fees when customers make their payment by phone.
The deadline to choose a payment option is April 15, 2022.
Nissan Altima Headlights Defect Class Action Settlement
Nissan has agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims the halogen headlights on certain Nissan Altima models are defective.
The Class is made up of residents of the United States or its territories, including Puerto Rico, who purchased or leased a 2013-2018 Nissan Altima manufactured with halogen headlights.
All model-year 2013 through 2018 Nissan Altima vehicles were manufactured with halogen headlamps and are included in the Class, except the following, which were manufactured with Xenon or LED headlamps and are therefore not covered under the settlement:
- Model year 2013-2018, 3.5L SL trim
- Model year 2017, 3.5L SR trim
- Model year 2016-2017, 2.5L SR trim, with LED Appearance package
- Model year 2016-2018, 2.5L SR trim, with Tech package
- Model year 2017, 2.5L SR trim, Midnight Edition
The settlement covers only headlamp assemblies, not lightbulbs.
Plaintiffs claimed the Nissan Altima headlights could become delaminated, resulting in dimmer light coming from the low beams.
The claim deadline is April 25, 2022.
3M, Daiken Alabama Water Contamination $12M Class Action Settlement
3M and Daiken have agreed to a $12 million settlement to resolve claims they contaminated residential water sources in Alabama.
The settlement benefits residential customers of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority, the Town Creek Water System, the West Lawrence Water Cooperative, the V.A.W. Water System, or the Trinity Water Works who received services from these companies and/or paid fees for these services between Oct. 5, 2013, and Sept. 26, 2016.
The settlement includes two Subclasses: the Ratepayer Subclass and the Resident Subclass. These groups are defined as follows:
- Ratepayer Subclass: Class Members who paid for water originating from either the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority, the Town Creek Water System, or the West Lawrence Water Cooperative between Nov. 1, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2016, or the V.A.W. Water System or Trinity Water Works between Nov. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016.
- Residential Subclass: Class Members who reside in Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee and who, for at least six months, owned or resided in a residential unit that received water from either the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority, the Town Creek Water System, or the West Lawrence Water Cooperative between Oct. 5, 2013, and Sept. 29, 2016, or the V.A.W. Water System or Trinity Water Works between Oct. 5, 2013, and May 31, 2016.
Eligibility restrictions are available in more detail on the settlement website.
Plaintiffs accused 3M and Daiken of discharging fluorochemicals into the Tennessee River and later into residential water supplies.
The deadline to file a claim is April 15, 2022.
Select Cannabis Product Labels $500K Class Action Settlement
Cura Partners will pay $500,000 as part of a settlement after it was accused of omitting certain ingredients from Select cannabis product labels.
The Class consists of Oregon residents over 21 who purchased cannabis or THC products from Select Elite, Select Pax, or Select Dabbables product lines (including cartridges, disposable pens, and pods) between Aug. 15, 2018, and Nov. 22, 2019, with proof of residency or proof of purchase in Oregon, and where the packaging did not include the existence of botanically derived terpenes and/or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) as an ingredient in the product line.
Products from the Select Elite, Select Pax, and Select Dabbables lines were allegedly mislabeled to omit certain ingredients, and the plaintiffs claimed the inaccurate labels failed to disclose that the products contained botanical terpenes and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT).
The last day to file a claim is April 29, 2022.
Texas Envision Emergency Services Class Action Settlement
Residents of Texas who were treated at a hospital that was in-network according to their health insurance plan and received emergency services affiliated with Envision Healthcare Corp. may soon be eligible to receive a refund, write-off, and/or clear disclosures in the future under the terms of a class action settlement.
The Class is made up of individuals who went to a hospital that was in-network in Texas and received emergency services from Envision Healthcare Corp. or its affiliates between July 9, 2015, and Jan. 29, 2021.
The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit allege the defendants violated Texas law by overcharging patients for emergency healthcare services.
Claims must be submitted no later than April 25, 2022.
Petersburgh Contaminated Water $23M Class Action Settlement
Consumers who drank water supplied by the Petersburgh, New York, public water system, drank from a private well in Petersburgh, or own or rent a property in Petersburgh may be eligible for compensation thanks to a recent $23 million settlement.
Multiple Classes have been certified in this settlement:
- Medical Monitoring Settlement Class/PFOA Invasion Injury Class: anyone who ingested water at a property that was supplied by the town’s public water system or from a private well in the Petersburgh in which perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been detected, and who underwent blood serum tests that detected a PFOA level in their blood above 1.86 ug/L; or any natural child who was born to a female who meets and/or met the above criteria at the time of the child’s birth and whose blood serum was tested after birth and detected a PFOA level above 1.86 ug/L.
- Town Water Property Damage Class: those who are or were owners of real property and who obtain or obtained their drinking water from the town’s public water system and who purchased their property on or before Feb. 20, 2016.
- Private Well Property Damage Class: anyone who is or was owners of real property in Petersburgh within a seven-mile radius of the defendant’s facility and who obtain or obtained their drinking water from a privately owned well contaminated with PFOA and owned that property at or around Feb. 20, 2016, when the contamination was discovered. This group and the Town Water Property Damage Class make up the Property Settlement Class.
- Private Well Nuisance Class: anyone who is or was an owner or renter of real property in Petersburgh within a seven-mile radius of the facility and who obtain or obtained their drinking water from a privately owned well contaminated with PFOA and occupied that property at or around Feb. 20, 2016, at the time the contamination was discovered.
The Town Water Property Damage Class and Private Well Property Damage Class do NOT include real property in Petersburgh that, as of Feb. 20, 2016, was owned by Taconic.
Plaintiffs alleged Tonoga Inc., doing business as Taconic, owns a facility that released PFOA into the town’s public water system and private wells.
As a result, the plaintiffs claim, people unknowingly consumed contaminated drinking water, the water negatively affected the plaintiffs’ ability to enjoy their properties, and the contamination negatively affected property values.
File your claim by April 4, 2022.