July 2023 Class Action Settlements Involve Juul, Kia, Volkswagen and Audi
You could benefit from nine class action lawsuit settlements and recover a cash payment by filing a claim by the July deadlines.
July 2023 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
Juul False Advertising $255M Class Action Settlement
Juul agreed to pay $255 million to resolve claims it concealed the addictiveness of its e-cigarette products in order to sell to minors and other consumers.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Juul products from a retail store, an online store or the Juul website before Dec. 7, 2022.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit accuse Juul of false advertising, arguing they and other consumers wouldn’t have purchased the e-cigarettes if they were properly informed about the risks of addiction. According to the class action lawsuit, Juul’s false advertising allowed it to intentionally market e-cigarettes to minors.
In order to receive a payment from the Juul class action lawsuit settlement, consumers must submit a valid claim form by July 14, 2023.
Wipe Out! False Advertising $2M Class Action Settlement
Tzumi Innovations agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming it falsely advertised Wipe Out! products as safe and legal to use as surface disinfectants.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased Wipe Out! Wipes, Wipe Out! Multi-Surface Wipes or Wipe Out! Multi-Surface Decontaminant Spray before April 19, 2023.
According to the class action lawsuit, Tzumi falsely portrayed its Wipe Out! products as approved to be used as surface disinfectants. In reality, the products had not been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for registration, the plaintiffs contend.
The deadline to submit a claim with the false advertising settlement is July 18, 2023.
Kia ABS Defect Class Action Settlement
Hyundai agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that defective Kia anti-lock brake systems can cause engine fires.
The settlement benefits current and former owners and lessees of 2017-2019 Kia Cadenza, 2016-2018 Kia K900, 2013-2015 Kia Optima, 2006-2010 Kia Sedona, 2007-2009 Kia Sorento, 2014-2015 Kia Sorento, 2008-2009 Kia Sportage, 2014-2021 Kia Sportage and/or 2018-2021 Kia Stinger vehicles.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim that certain Kia vehicles contain a defective ABS control module which can cause engine compartment fires. These defective modules can also cause the loss of ABS functionality, the class action lawsuit contends.
In order to receive settlement benefits, owners and lessees must submit a valid claim form by July 7, 2023.
Volkswagen And Audi Takata Air Bags Defect $42M Class Action Settlement
Volkswagen and Audi agreed to pay $42 million to resolve claims that their vehicles contained dangerous Takata air bags which have been linked to injuries and deaths.
The settlement benefits consumers who owned or leased Volkswagen or Audi vehicles containing Takata airbags between Feb. 9, 2015, and Nov. 10, 2021.
According to the air bag class action lawsuit, Volkswagen and Audi negligently equipped their vehicles with dangerous Takata air bags. These air bags have played a part in at least 10 deaths and over 100 injuries due to faulty inflators that send shrapnel into vehicle compartments when activated, the plaintiffs note.
The deadline to submit a claim with the Takata air bag settlement is July 8, 2023.
Tranzact FCRA Background Checks $296K Class Action Settlement
Tranzact agreed to a $296,400 class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that it ran employment background checks without providing the required Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosures.
The settlement benefits individuals who had an employment background check run related to a position at a Willis Towers Watson call center within the last two years who were denied employment based on the background checks despite not receiving an FCRA copy and summary within five days of adverse action.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim Tranzact failed to provide disclosures and summaries required by the FCRA when running employment background checks. The FCRA requires businesses to provide notices and copies of reports, especially when background checks result in adverse action such as a job denial or termination.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim by July 18, 2023.
Walmart Gift Card Scam Remission
Consumers may be able to benefit from nearly $4 million in remission secured by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with a Walmart gift card scam.
The remission program benefits individuals who purchased a Walmart gift card as the result of a fraud scheme between April 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017.
The Walmart gift card scheme allegedly involved scammers directing consumers to purchase gift cards under false pretenses. Some scammers may have posed as loved ones, legitimate companies or even government agencies. Victims of this scam reportedly purchased gift cards ranging from $500 to $1,000.
The deadline to submit a remission form is July 14, 2023.
RocketReach Illinois Privacy Violations $1.6M Class Action Settlement
E-mail and phone number database RocketReach agreed to a nearly $1.6 million settlement to resolve claims it violated Illinois privacy laws by using personal information to promote its search engine.
The settlement benefits Illinois residents whose names were displayed on RocketReach’s website in connection with a “+Phone Plan” hyperlink between April 12, 2020, and April 11, 2023.
The plaintiffs claim RocketReach used information such as names, email addresses, work information and social media profiles to advertise its people search engine, an alleged misuse of personal information that violated Illinois’ Right of Publicity Act.
Class members have until July 17, 2023, to submit a claim form.
Udemy Price Promotion Class Action Settlement
Udemy agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to resolve claims it advertised its educational courses at false sale prices.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased education courses from Udemy.com between Aug. 23, 2017, and April 21, 2023.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim that Udemy falsely advertised its educational courses at discounted prices. In reality, consumers paid more than these promoted prices, the class action lawsuit contends.
In order to receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by July 21, 2023.
Accutech Data Breach Class Action Settlement
Accutech Systems Corp. agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve allegations that it failed to prevent a 2021 data breach.
The settlement benefits individuals who received a data breach notification letter from Accutech informing them their information may have been exposed in an August 2021 data breach.
According to the data breach class action lawsuit, Accutech could have prevented an August 2021 data breach through reasonable cybersecurity measures but failed to do so. As a result of this failure, hackers were allegedly able to access sensitive information such as Social Security numbers.
The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is July 24, 2023.