January Class Action Settlements Involve T-Mobile, Keurig, Procter & Gamble
Consumers could start their 2023 with cash payments by participating in several settlements with companies such as T-Mobile, Procter & Gamble and more. File a claim by the January settlement deadlines to receive cash payments and other benefits.
Experian incorrect residential information $22M class action settlement
Experian agreed to a $22.45 million class action settlement to resolve claims it misreported some consumers as high risk on credit reports.
The settlement benefits consumers for whom Experian sent a credit report with an inaccurate Fraud Shield Indicator to a third party since Sept. 27, 2017. The settlement also includes consumers who contacted Experian about Fraud Shield Indicators between July 1, 2018, and July 31, 2021.
According to the class action lawsuit, Experian wrongfully reported some consumers as having non-residential or high-risk addresses. This credit report information allegedly caused some consumers to be denied financing or other opportunities, despite having a residential address.
To receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 30, 2023.
Keurig ‘recyclable’ K-Cups false advertising $10M class action settlement
Keurig agreed to pay $10 million to resolve claims that its K-Cups are not recyclable as promised on product packaging.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased “recyclable” K-Cups between June 8, 2016, and Aug. 8, 2022.
Despite the single-use coffee pods being labeled as recyclable, they are allegedly too small to be recycled at most facilities. Instead of being recycled, the plaintiffs contend, the pods end up in landfills. Consumers say they wouldn’t have purchased the products or paid as much for K-Cups if they knew the coffee pods weren’t recyclable.
To receive settlement benefits, K-Cup purchasers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 9, 2023.
Procter & Gamble benzene aerosol products $8M class action settlement
Procter & Gamble agreed to an $8 million class action settlement to resolve claims that its aerosolized products containing carcinogenic benzene.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Secret, Old Spice, Pantene, Waterless, Aussie, Herbal Essences or Hair Food aerosol antiperspirant, deodorant, body spray, dry shampoo or dry conditioner products between Nov. 4, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021.
Aerosol products under these brands allegedly contain benzene — a known human carcinogen associated with leukemia. Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim that they wouldn’t have purchased Procter & Gamble’s products if they knew they could be exposed to a carcinogen. Consumers also argue the company should have tested its aerosolized products for benzene and other contaminants.
Consumers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 26, 2023, to receive settlement payments.
Smashburger ‘double the beef’ false advertising $5.5M class action settlement
Smashburger will pay $5.5 million to resolve claims that its Triple Double hamburgers do not contain “double the beef” as advertised.
The settlement benefits Smashburger customers who purchased Triple Double hamburgers, Bacon Triple Double hamburgers, French Onion Triple Double hamburgers or Pub Triple Double hamburgers between July 1, 2017, and May 31, 2019.
Smashburger allegedly advertised its Triple Double burgers as containing “double the meat.” Despite these promises, Triple Double burgers did not contain twice the meat as typical burgers, the class action lawsuit contends. Instead, the burgers allegedly contain the same amount of meat as a single patty. Consumers say they overpaid for Triple Double burgers based on false advertising claims.
The claim deadline for this settlement is Jan. 17, 2023.
T-Mobile data breach $350M class action settlement
T-Mobile agreed to a $350 million class action settlement to resolve claims that its negligence caused a 2021 data breach that affected 76 million Americans.
The settlement benefits consumers whose personal information was compromised in the T-Mobile data breach announced by the company in August 2021.
A class action lawsuit accused T-Mobile of failing to protect consumer data through reasonable cybersecurity measures. Plaintiffs in the case say T-Mobile is responsible for the fraud, identity theft and financial damages that occurred after hackers stole sensitive information such as Social Security numbers. Affected consumers will allegedly continue to face the risk of future damages resulting from the breach.
To receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 23, 2023.
Abbott Laboratories Similac formula false advertising $19.5M class action settlement
Abbott Laboratories will pay $1.95 million to resolve claims that its Similac infant formula doesn’t make as many servings as promised on product labeling.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased certain Similac Advance, Sensitive, Total Comfort and Organic infant formula products between June 24, 2016, and Sept. 22, 2022.
Similac infant formula products reportedly promise to make a certain number of servings. According to a false advertising class action lawsuit, Abbott Laboratories inflated the total servings on its product packaging to deceive consumers into paying higher prices for its products. Plaintiffs in the case say they wouldn’t have paid as much if they knew the true number of servings each Similac container made.
The deadline to file a claim for payment with the settlement is Jan. 31, 2023.
Brut, Sure antiperspirant benzene $3.65M class action settlement
Idelle Labs agreed to a $3.65 million settlement to resolve claims that it endangered customers with benzene-contaminated antiperspirants.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased certain Brut and Sure antiperspirants between Nov. 15, 2015, and Oct. 28, 2022.
Brut and Sure antiperspirants were recalled in February 2022 due to concerns the products were contaminated with carcinogenic benzene. Consumers in a class action lawsuit against Idelle Labs claim that the contaminated products were adulterated and misbranded, making them illegal under federal and state laws. Plaintiffs in the case also argued that, had they known about the contamination, they would not have purchased the products.
To receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 12, 2023.
Robinhood data breach class action settlement
Robinhood agreed to pay an unspecified sum to resolve claims that a 2020 data breach caused some customers to have their investment accounts drained by hackers.
The settlement benefits individuals whose Robinhood accounts were accessed by an unauthorized third party between Jan. 1, 2020, and April 27, 2022. Eligible instances of account fraud must have been identified by Robinhood or reported to the company by customers.
Following a 2020 data breach, Robinhood investment customers began to experience account takeovers in which hackers allegedly drained accrued funds. According to plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit, Robinhood promised to cover 100% of the losses resulting from this breach after failing to promptly respond to the breach. However, in reality, the investment platform allegedly denied some reimbursement requests without any explanation — leaving customers to shoulder the burden of stolen funds.
The deadline to file a claim with the settlement is Jan. 17, 2023.
Auto parts antitrust $3.2M class action settlement
The fifth round of payments is available from a $1.2 billion auto parts class action settlement with automotive parts manufacturers. This round, totaling over $3.1 million, covers electronic braking systems, hydraulic braking systems and exhaust systems.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased or leased an eligible new vehicle between 2002 and 2018 or who paid to replace one or more qualifying vehicle parts.
Plaintiffs in the antitrust class action lawsuit accused Robert Bosch, Bosal, TRW and other parts manufacturers of conspiring to raise and fix the price of auto parts. As a result of this scheme, consumers were allegedly forced to pay a higher price for replacement parts for their vehicles.
To receive settlement benefits, drivers must submit a valid claim form by Jan. 7, 2023.
Barlean’s Organic Oils coconut oil false advertising $1.6M class action lawsuit settlement
Barlean’s Organic Oils agreed to a $1.6 million class action settlement to resolve claims that its coconut oil is falsely advertised as “healthy.”
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Barlean’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Barlean’s Organic Culinary Coconut Oil or Barlean’s Organic Butter Flavored Coconut Oil between Jan. 24, 2015, and Nov. 10, 2022.
Barlean’s reportedly advertises its coconut oil products as “healthy” and able to support the heart and immune systems.
According to a class action lawsuit, this is untrue.
In reality, coconut oil’s high saturated fat content allegedly makes it a health risk. Saturated fat is connected to serious health concerns such as stroke and heart disease.
The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Jan. 19, 2023.