August Class Action Settlements Involve Capital One, Chicken of the Sea and Morgan Stanley
Consumers could benefit from numerous settlements with claim deadlines in August.
The settlements resolve claims from data breaches, defective products, privacy issues and more. If you’re eligible for any of the settlements below, be sure to file a claim before the settlement deadline.
Check the dates carefully because some claims need to be filed during the first week of the month, including the Takata airbag and Mercedes-Benz settlements which both deadline on Aug. 2, 2022.
Capital One Data Breach $190M Class Action Settlement
Capital One agreed to pay $190 million to resolve claims it put customer information at risk in a 2019 data breach.
The settlement benefits consumers whose information was compromised during the 2019 Capital One data breach. Around 98 million customers were impacted by the breach.
In July 2019, millions of Capital One customers learned their personal information, credit scores, Social Security numbers and other data had fallen in the hands of hackers after a data breach.
A class action lawsuit swiftly following this announcement, accusing Capital One of mismanaging cybersecurity. Plaintiffs say this directly caused the data breach.
Claims for this settlement must be submitted by Aug. 22, 2022.
Takata Airbag Class Action Settlement
BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota all agreed to a combined class action settlement to resolve claims they equipped their vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.
The settlement benefits current and former owners or lessees of various BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru or Toyota vehicles equipped with Takata airbags between April 11, 2013, and June 9, 2017.
Takata airbags have a documented history of defects.
The airbags have been connected with at least 10 deaths and over 100 injuries around the world. Although Takata has agreed to pay billions in penalties to the Department of Justice, consumers took legal action against car manufacturers for equipping their vehicles with dangerously defective airbags.
In order to benefit from the airbag settlement, drivers must submit a claim form by Aug. 2, 2022.
Chicken of the Sea Tuna Price-Fixing $20M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Chicken of the Sea will pay $20 million to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging it conspired with other canned tuna manufacturers to raise the price of their products.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased various Chicken of the Sea canned or pouch tuna products between June 1, 2011, and July 1, 2015 in Arizona, Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.
According to a consolidated antitrust class action lawsuit, Chicken of the Sea conspired with companies such as Sunkist to artificially raise the price of their tuna products. When the large companies all agreed to sell their products at a higher price point, consumers were allegedly forced to pay a higher price than they would have in a fair market.
Claims for the antitrust settlement must be submitted by Aug. 22, 2022.
Mercedes-Benz Defective Burl Walnut Trim Class Action Settlement
Drivers reached a settlement with Mercedes-Benz to resolve claims the luxury car brand’s burl walnut trim is defective and can fade with time.
The settlement benefits current and former owners and lessees of model year 2010 to 2016 Mercedes-Benz 212 E-Class vehicles that came with Burl Walnut interior trim.
Consumers claim that Burl Walnut trim in Mercedes vehicles can fade over time and after being exposed to the sun. The trim allegedly fades from a rich brown to a discolored, cloudy color that cannot be fixed.
Drivers say Mercedes-Benz knew about the issue and sent out a service bulletin about the defective trim in November 2010, but did not warn customers or provide free repairs.
In order to benefit from the settlement, class members must submit a claim form by Aug. 2, 2022.
Lemonade Insurance Biometric Privacy $4M Class Action Settlement
Insurer Lemonade agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations it misused video claim submissions in violation of Illinois privacy laws.
The settlement benefits policyholders who provided a video claim submission to Lemonade between June 25, 2019, and May 27, 2021.
Lemonde allegedly collected biometric information from video submissions without getting consent or complying with Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA prohibits the collection or sharing of biometric information (fingerprints, facial scans, etc.) without getting consent. Lemonade fails to comply with these and other BIPA regulations, plaintiffs contend.
Claims must be submitted to the settlement administrator by Aug. 22, 2022.
Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust $75M Class Action Settlement
Various contact lens manufacturers agreed to pay $75 million to resolve claims they conspired together to raise the costs of disposable lenses.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased disposable contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Alcon Vision, CooperVision, ABB Concise Optical Group or Bausch & Lomb between June 1, 2013, and Dec. 4, 2018.
Plaintiffs in the antitrust multidistrict litigation claim the contact lens manufacturers conspired together to raise the cost of disposable contact lenses through an unilateral pricing agreement. This agreement allegedly forced consumers to pay a higher price for disposable contact lenses.
To receive a payment from the settlement, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Aug. 22, 2022.
Morgan Stanley Data Breaches $60M Class Action Settlement
Morgan Stanley will pay $60 million to resolve claims its subpar cybersecurity resulted in data breaches in 2016 and 2019.
The settlement benefits current and former Morgan Stanley customers whose information was compromised in 2016 and 2019 data breaches. Customers would have received notice of these breaches in July 2020 and June 2021, respectively.
The data breaches in 2016 and 2019 allegedly compromised sensitive information for 15 million Morgan Stanely customers. According to a class action lawsuit, the breaches occurred when Morgan Stanley failed to properly dispose of physical assets containing unencrypted customer data.
In order to benefit from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim by Aug. 11, 2022.
Restasis Eye Drops $30M Antitrust Class action Lawsuit Settlement
Allergan agreed to pay nearly $30 million to resolve claims it raised the price of Restasis eye drops by suppressing generic alternatives.
The settlement benefits consumers and third party payors who purchased Restasis eye drops between May 1, 2015, and July 31, 2021, in Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Plaintiffs in the antitrust class action lawsuit claim that Allergan suppressed generic alternatives to Restasis, a prescription eye drop for dry eyes, in order to sell its products at a higher price. The company allegedly used fraudulent patents and other tactics to block new generics.
Claims must be submitted to the settlement by Aug. 11, 2022.
Viking Fire Sprinklers Class Action Settlement
Viking agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims its sprinklers can activate without a fire.
The settlement benefits individuals who owned or occupied a property with defective VIking sprinklers between Jan. 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015. These consumers may have had to pay to replace the sprinklers or remediate damages resulting from non-fire activations.
A class action lawsuit against Viking claims that the company’s VK457 fire sprinklers are defective and can activate without an actual fire. These non-fire activities allegedly cause water damage to properties and belongings.
In order to benefit from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Aug. 28, 2022.