June 2023 Class Action Settlements Involve Lufsthana, Chicken of the Sea
You could benefit from 10 settlements that are accepting claims for false advertising, antitrust allegations and more during June.
June 2023 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
Lufthansa COVID-19 Canceled Flights Class Action Settlement
Lufthansa agreed to a $50 million settlement to resolve claims it canceled flights during COVID-19 but failed to properly refund passengers.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased Lufthansa tickets for flights scheduled for between Jan. 1, 2020 and Aug. 16, 2021, and whose flights were canceled.
Like many other airline companies, Lufthansa was forced to cancel flights due to travel restrictions during the pandemic. Although the cancellations were not unlawful, consumers in the class action lawsuit argue that they should have received full refunds for these flights.
To receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by June 8, 2023.
Chicken Of The Sea Tuna Antitrust $6.5M Class Action Settlement
Chicken of the Sea agreed to a $6.5 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with other tuna suppliers to raise the price of canned tuna.
The settlement benefits consumers and entities who purchased packaged tuna products in packages of 40 ounces or more manufactured by Chicken of the Sea, StarKist, Bumble Bee, Lion America, Big Catch and other defendants and purchased directly from DOT Foods, Sysco, US Foods, Sam’s Club, Walmart or Costco between June 2011 and December 2016.
Consumers are only eligible for the settlement if they purchased the tuna products in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia or Wisconsin.
The antitrust class action lawsuit accused Chicken of the Sea of conspiring with other tuna suppliers to fix the price of canned tuna above what it would be in a fair market. This scheme allegedly violated federal antitrust laws.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by June 21, 2023.
Next-Gen Sweepstakes Scam $30M FTC Settlement
The FTC secured a $30 million settlement with Next-Gen, providing refunds to consumers who lost money to sweepstakes scams.
The settlement benefits consumers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries who lost money to a Next-Gen sweepstakes prize scheme.
Next-Gen allegedly operated sweepstakes scams that promised consumers millions of dollars if they paid fees ranging from $9 to $139.99. These schemes allegedly took advantage of older consumers, some of whom were duped multiple times.
In order to receive settlement benefits, eligible consumers living outside the U.S., Canada or UK must request a payment from the FTC by June 30, 2023.
JBS Indirect Purchaser Pork Prices $20M Class Action Settlement
JBS USA Pork agreed to pay $20 million to resolve claims it conspired with other pork sellers to raise and fix the price of pork products.
The settlement benefits individuals who indirectly purchased pork products from any of the defendants between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 2, 2021. Consumers are only eligible for payment if they are from Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia or West Virginia.
According to the antitrust class action lawsuit, JBS USA Pork conspired with numerous other companies to stabilize the price of pork products and fix these prices above what they should have been. As a result, indirect purchasers who bought the pork products at retailers allegedly paid an inflated price for the meat.
The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is June 30, 2023.
Smithfield Pork Indirect Purchasers Antitrust $75M Class Action Settlement
Smithfield agreed to another antitrust pork settlement of $75 million to put an end to allegations that it conspired to raise and fix the price of pork products.
The settlement benefits individuals who indirectly purchased pork products manufactured by JBS USA Food, Clemens Family, Hormel, Seaboard, Smithfield, Triumph, Tyson and Agri Stats between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 2, 2021.
Smithfield was accused of conspiring with other big names in meat processing to raise and fix the price of pork products above what they would have been in a healthy, competitive market. As a result of the anticompetitive scheme, indirect purchasers claim they were overcharged for pork products when they shopped at grocery stores and other retailers.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by June 30, 2023.
Health Insurance Associates Telemarketing Calls $990K Class Action Settlement
Health Insurance Associates agreed to a $990,000 settlement to resolve class action lawsuit claims it violated the TCPA by contacting consumers without their consent.
The settlement benefits individuals who received two or more telemarketing calls from Health Insurance Associates within a 12-month period more than 30 days after their number was registered with the National Do Not Call Registry.
According to the TCPA class action lawsuit, Health Insurance Associated violated federal law by calling consumers with unsolicited robocalls without getting their consent. In addition, the company allegedly called consumers whose phone numbers were on the National Do Not Call Registry — a nationwide list of phone numbers belonging to people who have elected to not receive telemarketing calls or texts.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by June 9, 2023.
Allura Fiber Cement Siding $12.5M Class Action Settlement
Allura agreed to pay $12.5 million to resolve claims its fiber cement siding is defective and can break prematurely.
The settlement benefits homeowners whose homes have Allura fiber cement siding which was manufactured in Plycem’s White City, Oregon plant between Feb. 1, 2014 and May 7, 2014, or manufactured at the company’s Roaring River, North Carolina plant between Feb 1, 2014, and Feb. 18, 2015.
The class action lawsuit claims that Allura fiber cement siding can crack, bow, shrink and break prematurely due to a manufacturing defect. Repairing or replacing this siding can cost thousands of dollars to consumers, the plaintiffs contend.
The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is June 23, 2023.