February 2024 Class Action Settlements Involve Fortnite, Chick-fil-A, Juul
Ten settlements are accepting claims in February, allowing consumers to recover payments for alleged false advertising, antitrust violations and more.
February 2024 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
Fortnite $245M FTC Settlement Refunds
Fortnite maker Epic Games agreed to pay $245 million to resolve claims that it tricked young users into making purchases on their parents’ credit cards and made it nearly impossible to refund these transactions.
The settlement benefits consumers who were charged for in-game Fortnite currency for items they didn’t want between January 2017 and September 2022, those whose children made purchases through Epic Games without their consent between January 2017 and November 2018 and consumers whose Epic Games accounts were locked after they complained to their card company about wrongful charges between January 2017 and September 2022.
The Federal Trade Commission claims Epic Games tricked young Fortnite players into making large in-game currency purchases using their parents’ and guardians’ credit cards. Epic allegedly then penalized consumers who tried to refund these purchases by locking their associated accounts.
To receive a refund, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Feb. 29, 2024.
Chick-fil-A Delivery Fees $4.4M Class Action Settlement
Chick-fil-A agreed to pay $4.4 million to resolve claims that it misrepresented its delivery fees and menu prices, causing consumers to overpay for delivery orders.
The settlement benefits individuals who placed a Chick-fil-A order for delivery from a Chick-fil-A location in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey or New York through the restaurant’s app or website between Nov. 1, 2019, and April 30, 2021.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim Chick-fil-A falsely advertised its delivery services as free or low cost. In reality, the company allegedly increased the menu prices of its items for delivery orders — meaning consumers unknowingly paid high delivery fees.
Chick-fil-A customers must submit a valid claim form by Feb. 15, 2024, to receive a settlement payment.
Lyons Magnus Specialty Drinks $3.5M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Lyons Magnus agreed to a $3.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that it sold various beverages contaminated with bacteria.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased certain Lyons Magnus specialty drinks between April 1, 2021 and Oct. 27, 2022.
According to the class action lawsuit, Lyons Magnus knew or suspected that its specialty drink products were contaminated with bacteria but failed to disclose this to consumers. Purchasers say they wouldn’t have purchased the products if they had known the truth about the bacterial contamination.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Feb. 9, 2024.
Juul, Altria False Advertising $300M Class Action Settlement
Juul Labs and parent company Altria agreed to pay $300 million to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming that they misled consumers about the addictiveness of e-cigarette products.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Juul products before Dec. 7, 2022.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim that Juul Labs intentionally misled consumers, including minors, about the addictiveness of and safety concerns surrounding its e-cigarette products, allegedly convincing young consumers to purchase the products and become addicted to vaping.
In order to receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Feb. 5, 2024.
Shutterfly False Reference Pricing Class Action Settlement
Shutterly agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve allegations that it used false reference prices to make consumers think they were getting a good deal.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased one or more Shutterfly products at an advertised discount from the Shutterfly website between April 1, 2018,= and Aug. 25, 2023.
Plaintiffs in the fake sale class action lawsuit claim Shutterfly’s use of “reference prices” misled them. According to the consumers, these prices were inaccurate and only served to deceive purchasers and encourage sales.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Feb. 5, 2024.
Suboxone Indirect Purchasers Antitrust $30M Class Action Settlement
Indivior agreed to pay $30 million to resolve class action lawsuit claims that it conspired with other pharmaceutical companies to raise the price of Suboxone, an opioid addiction treatment.
The settlement benefits individuals and entities who indirectly purchased or paid for Suboxone and its generic equivalents in certain states between Dec. 22, 2011 and Aug. 21, 2023.
According to the class action lawsuit, Indivior conspired with competitors to raise the price of Suboxone, causing patients and insurance companies to overpay for the drug and its generic alternatives. Indivior’s scheme violated federal antitrust laws, the plaintiffs contend.
In order to receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Feb. 17, 2024.
Grande Cosmetics False Advertising $6.25M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Grande Cosmetics agreed to a $6.25 million settlement to resolve claims that its lash, brow and hair products contain undisclosed drugs that could have serious side effects.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased GrandeLASH-MD, GrandeBROW or GrandeHAIR from Grande between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 14, 2023.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim Grande Cosmetics’ products contain glaucoma drugs. While these ingredients cause lash, brow and hair growth, they can also cause eye inflammation and other serious side effects, the class action lawsuit contends.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Feb. 27, 2024.
FloSports Facebook Pixel Tracking $2.625M Class Action Settlement
FloSports agreed to pay $2.625 million to resolve claims that it used Facebook pixel tracking to link website activity to consumer Facebook accounts.
The settlement benefits Facebook users who signed up for FloSports and viewed videos on the FloSports website between Sept. 13, 2020 and Aug. 23, 2023.
FloSports allegedly used Facebook pixel tracking to track website visitor activity and linked these activities with Facebook accounts. This tracking allegedly violated federal privacy laws.
In order to receive a settlement payment, Facebook users must submit a valid claim form by Feb. 12, 2024.
Biometric Impressions BIPA $10.85M Class Action Settlement
Biometric Impressions agreed to a $10.85 million settlement to resolve claims that it violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting consumer fingerprints without consent.
The settlement benefits consumers in Illinois whose fingerprints were collected by Biometric Impressions between Jan. 8, 2015 and Aug. 14, 2023, and whose fingerprinting services were not paid for by the state of Illinois.
According to the class action lawsuit, Biometric Impressions failed to comply with Illinois state laws when collecting and storing consumer fingerprints, violating BIPA, which regulates how companies can collect and use biometric information such as fingerprints.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Feb. 22, 2024.
Horizon Actuarial Data Breach $8.73M Class Action Settlement
Horizon Actuarial has agreed to a settlement of more than $8.73 million to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming it failed to prevent a data breach.
The settlement benefits those whose personal information was compromised in a November 2021 Horizon Actuarial data breach.
Horizon Actuarial allegedly failed to take reasonable measures that could have prevented the data breach, allowing hackers to access consumer names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and other information.
Class members must submit a claim by Feb. 21, 2024, to benefit from the settlement.