July Class Action Settlements Involve TikTok, Keurig, FabFitFun and More

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TikTok has a minor privacy class action settlement against them. The class action lawsuit alleges the app of unlawfully gathering data from users younger than 13.  Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo

The deadlines are approaching in July for class action settlements with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Keurig, TikTok, and Wells Fargo.

And some are coming faster than others. July 2 is the deadline to apply for compensation from Hill’s Pet Food and Liberty Insurance.

Read about these cases to find out if you qualify for compensation.

Mercedes-Benz Mars Red Paint Defect Class Action Settlement

Owners of certain models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with Mars Red paint may be eligible to claim reimbursement costs for repairs to the paint job.

A class action lawsuit alleged the paint bubbled, blistered, and peeled even though the vehicles were only a few years old — some still under warranty.

The Class is made up of current or former owner or lessee of any of the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles originally painted with 590 Mars Red paint and purchased or leased in the United States:

  • C-Class (model years 2004-2015)
  • GLK-Class (model years 2010-2015)
  • CLS-Class (model years 2006-2007, 2009, 2014)
  • CLK-Class (model years 2004-2009)
  • S-Class (model years, 2008, 2015, 2017)
  • SL-Class (model years 2004-2009, 2011-2017)
  • CL-Class (model years 2005-2006, 2013-2014)
  • SLS-Class (model years 2014-2015)
  • E-Class (model years 2005-2006, 2010-2017)
  • G-Class (model years 2005, 2011-2017)
  • GT-Class (model years 2016-2018)
  • SLC-Class (model year 2017)
  • SLK-Class (model years 2005-2016)
  • Maybach 57 (model year 2008)

The amount of each payment will depend on the vehicle’s time and mileage at the time of the repair.

Proof of repair, such as an invoice, as well as proof of the Class Member’s ownership of the vehicle and their payment for the repair are required in order to make a claim.

Claims must be submitted by Jul 27, 2021.

Hill’s Pet Food $12.5M Class Action Settlement

Consumers who purchased certain varieties of Hill’s dog food may be able to claim some compensation thanks to a $12.5 million class action settlement.

The Class is made up of anyone who purchased certain Hill’s Prescription Diet or Hill’s Science Diet canned dog food between Sept. 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit alleged their dogs had become ill after eating the dog food.

Class Members may be eligible to claim up to $20 without proof of purchase, or their full purchase price with proof of purchase.

Claims are due by July 2, 2021, so file your claim today!

Liberty Insurance Homeowners Nonmaterial Depreciation Class Action Settlement

Ohio policyholders who had nonmaterial depreciation withheld from property-damage claims may be eligible to benefit from a settlement with Liberty Insurance.

A class action lawsuit had claimed that several insurance companies, including Liberty Insurance, improperly deducted depreciation attributable to the cost of labor and other non material items when some claims were being adjusted.

The Class consists of all policyholders under any homeowners residential property insurance policy issued by Liberty Insurance Corp., Safeco Insurance Co. of Indiana, LM Insurance Corp., and Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., except for those excluded, who made a structural damage claim for property in Ohio during the applicable Class Periods that was a covered loss and that resulted in an actual cash value payment during the class period from which nonmaterial depreciation was withheld, or that would have resulted in an actual cash value payment but for the withholding of nonmaterial depreciation causing the loss to drop below the applicable deductible.

Class Members to whom all nonmaterial depreciation has not been paid will be eligible to claim 100 percent of the estimated nonmaterial depreciation withheld and not later paid, plus 5 percent interest on that amount from the last actual cash value payment to Feb. 23, 2021.

Those to whom all nonmaterial depreciation that was withheld was later paid will receive 5 percent interest on the estimated nonmaterial depreciation initially withheld, from the date of the last actual cash value payment from which it was withheld to the date all nonmaterial depreciation was paid.

Claims must be submitted by July 2, 2021.

TikTok Minor Privacy Class Action Settlement

The deadline for claims has been extended in the TikTok minor privacy class action settlement.

The plaintiffs filed their class action lawsuit on behalf of their minor children in December 2019, alleging the popular app unlawfully gathered data from users younger than 13.

The Class includes all people who registered for or used TikTok, or its predecessor Musical.ly, while under the age of 13 and their parents.

Payments are expected to be between $10 and $15.

The new claim deadline is July 24, 2021.

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Keurig K-Cup Class Action Settlement

Keurig K-Cup users may be eligible to claim some cash.

Eight consolidated class action lawsuits alleged Keurig violated antitrust laws to monopolize the market for single-serve coffee pods, allowing the company to artificially fix the price of K-Cup products.

The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs from retailers other than Keurig between Sept. 7, 2010, and Aug. 14, 2020, in all states other than Mississippi and Rhode Island; between March 24, 2011, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Mississippi; or between July 15, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Rhode Island.

Class Members can claim up to 100 percent reimbursement for their Keurig K-Cup purchases.

Claims must be filed by July 15, 2021.

FabFitFun Data Breach $625K Class Action Settlement

FabFitFun customers who may have had their personal information compromised during a 2020 data breach may be eligible to benefit from a class action settlement.

According to a class action lawsuit, third parties accessed FabFitFun’s website and the personal information of customers who had purchased new subscriptions online.

The Class is made up of anyone in the United States identified by FabFitFun and to whom the company sent a notice that their information may have been exposed during the data breach.

Class Members are eligible for payments of up to $5,000.

File your claim by July 31, 2021.

Humana Home Health Worker OT $17M Class Action Settlement

Certain Humana home health care workers can benefit from a $17 million settlement agreement.

The class action — filed in 2015 — accused Humana of not paying overtime for all hours the company’s home health care workers put in.

Four Classes have been established, encompassing different dates, shifts, and locations.

Each Class Member’s payment will vary and will be based on factors such as the number of hours they worked and the compensation they received.

Claims must be filed by July 28, 2021.

California New York Times Subscription Auto-Renew $5.563M Class Action Settlement

Did your New York Times subscription automatically renew? If so, and you live in California, you could be eligible to claim a share in a settlement.

The lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit claimed she had purchased a monthly subscription to The New York Times, but that subscription renewed automatically without her being alerted, and she was charged for additional months. Allegedly, this was a violation of California law.

Anyone who, from June 17, 2016, through May 12, 2021, enrolled in an automatically renewing New York Times subscription directly through The New York Times Co. using a California billing and/or delivery address, and who was charged and paid an automatic renewal fee or fees in connection with that subscription is considered a Class Member.

Claimants are expected to receive an estimated payment of $5.

Submit a claim by July 24, 2021.

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Peanut Farmers Antitrust $103M Class Action Settlement

Peanut farmers who sold peanuts to Golden Peanut, Birdsong, or Olam may be eligible for compensation thanks to a nearly $103 million class action settlement.

According to the peanut farmers, the defendants worked together to pay farmers depressed prices on runner peanuts between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2019, in violation of the Sherman Act.

The Class is made up of any person or entity in the United States who sold raw, harvested runner peanuts to any of the defendants, their subsidiaries, or joint-ventures between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2019.

The amount of each Class Member’s payment will be calculated according to a plan to be  approved by the Court. The payment amounts will depend on how many claims are submitted and the amount of fees and other expenses allowed by the Court.

Claims are due by July 13, 2021.

Wells Fargo Merchant Services $40M Class Action Settlement

Certain merchants who contracted with Wells Fargo Merchant Services for payment processing are eligible to make a claim for compensation under a $40 million settlement agreement.

Any merchant in the United States who contracted to receive payment processing services from Wells Fargo Merchant Services and, between Aug. 4, 2011, and Feb. 8, 2021, processed sales through a fixed pricing plan, paid a statement billing fee, non-validation payment card industry (PCI) compliance fee, and/or monthly minimum processing fee, or processed sales through a pricing plan other than standard pricing (also known as “volume tier” or “simplified” pricing), and as of Feb. 8, 2021, is not account-managed (including the premier services team) is considered a Class Member.

The lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit had alleged Wells Fargo Merchant Services overcharged businesses on their monthly invoices.

July 23, 2021, is the last day to file a claim.

Drizly Data Breach $7.1M Class Action Settlement

Certain consumers are eligible to claim $14 without proof of purchase as part of a settlement resolving a class action lawsuit over a data breach at alcohol delivery service Drizly.

The Class consists of in the United States whose customer data was compromised during the data security incident Drizly made public on July 28, 2020.

The class action had alleged Drizly’s security measures were not sufficient to protect consumers’ personal information and left those customers exposed to fraud, identity theft, and other injuries.

Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members can claim a $14 cash payment plus a $1.99 Drizly service fee credit, though the final amounts could be adjusted depending on the number of claims filed.

Claims are due by July 28, 2021.