November 2023 Class Action Settlements Involve CVS, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Navient
You could recover compensation from 10 class action lawsuit settlements accepting claims in November. These settlements resolve allegations of false advertising, data breaches and other consumer rights violations.
November 2023 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
Cash Express Data Breach $850K Class Action Settlement
Cash Express agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve claims that it failed to prevent a 2022 data breach that compromised its network and sensitive consumer information.
The settlement benefits U.S. residents whose private information may have been compromised in the Cash Express data breach between Jan. 20, 2022, and Feb. 6, 2022.
According to the data breach class action lawsuit, Cash Express failed to protect its customers from a 2022 cyberattack in which hackers stole birth dates, bank account information, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. Plaintiffs in the case claim Cash Express could have prevented the breach by implementing reasonable cybersecurity measures.
In order to receive a payment from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Nov. 1, 2023.
CVS Lidocaine False Advertising $3.8M Class Action Settlement
CVS agreed to a $3.8 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that its lidocaine products were misleadingly advertised as “maximum strength.”
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased CVS-brand “maximum strength” lidocaine patches, creams, roll-ons and spray products.
Consumers in the false advertising class action lawsuit claim they were misled by CVS’ lidocaine marketing. The products allegedly failed to deliver the “maximum strength” lidocaine dosage promised in their marketing.
The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Nov. 20, 2023.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Benzene $2.5M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Church & Dwight agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve claims that Batiste dry shampoo is contaminated with benzene.
The settlement benefits shoppers who purchased one or more Batiste dry shampoo products prior to May 30, 2023.
According to the class action lawsuit, Church & Dwight recalled numerous Batiste dry shampoo products due to concerns that the products were contaminated with benzene — a known human carcinogen associated with leukemia and other blood diseases.
In order to receive a settlement payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Nov. 15, 2023.
OnePlus 9 Smartphone Performance $1.1M Class Action Settlement
OnePlus reached a $1.1 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that it violated federal law by throttling smartphone processing power.
The settlement benefits U.S. consumers who purchased a OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone between March 23, 2021, and Jan. 23, 2022.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit accused OnePlus of intentionally throttling its smartphones’ processing powers with secret settings. This allegedly violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and denied consumers the true value of the smartphones they paid for.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Nov. 8, 2023.
LinkedIn 401(k) ERISA $6.75M Class Action Settlement
LinkedIn agreed to pay $6.75 million to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming that it violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by mismanaging its employee retirement plan.
The settlement benefits participants, beneficiaries and alternate payees of the LinkedIn Corp. 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust who were a part of the plan between Aug. 14, 2014, and July 1, 2020.
According to the class action lawsuit, LinkedIn selected high-cost and poorly performing investments for its employee 401(k) plan, causing participants to lose retirement funds. This mismanagement violated ERISA, the plaintiffs contend.
In order to receive settlement benefits, class members must submit a valid claim form by Nov. 10, 2023.
Nationstar ACH $5M Class Action Settlement
Nationstar agreed to a $5 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that it sent incorrect ACH entries to bank accounts in April 2021, causing financial harm to mortgage borrowers.
The settlement benefits individuals with mortgages serviced by Nationstar who were affected by the incorrect ACH debit and credit entries sent by Nationstar on April 23, 2021.
In April 2021, Nationstar allegedly sent numerous incorrect debt and credit ACH entries to mortgage lenders instead of the intended payment amounts. These incorrect ACH entries allegedly caused consumers to overpay on their mortgages
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Nov. 13, 2023.
Smile Brands Data Breach Class Action Settlement
Smile Brands reached a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that a 2021 data breach compromised its systems and the sensitive data held within.
The settlement benefits consumers who received a data breach notice from either Smile Brands or a Smile-affiliated dental practice informing them that their information may have been compromised in the 2021 data breach.
The Smile Brands data breach occurred in April 2021 and compromised the information of around 1.5 million dental patients and other individuals. The hackers reportedly stole names, birth dates, insurance data and other information during the attack. Plaintiffs in the data breach class action lawsuit claim that Smile Brands could have prevented the data breach through reasonable cybersecurity measures but failed to do so out of negligence.
In order to receive settlement benefits, individuals must submit a valid claim form by Nov. 16, 2023.
Riverside Public Utilities Fees $24M Refund Settlement
Riverside Public Utilities agreed to pay $24 million to resolve claims that it charged illegal fees on electric services in violation of California laws.
The settlement benefits Riverside Public Utilities electric customers who had an active account with the utility company between Jan. 1, 2009, and Nov. 4, 2021.
Riverside Public Utilities allegedly charged excessive “general fund” fees when billing its customers for electrical services. These fees allegedly contributed to Riverside’s fund that supports fire departments, paramedics, police officers and other general services such as infrastructure maintenance. Plaintiffs in the fee class action lawsuit claimed that Riverside Public Utilities failed to get these fees approved by voters as required by state law.
The deadline to submit a claim in the settlement is Nov. 30, 2023.
Navient Student Loan Bankruptcy $16M, $28M Class Action Settlements
Navient agreed to two settlements valued at $16 million and $28 million to resolve claims that its student loans should have been discharged during bankruptcy proceedings.
According to the class action lawsuits, Navient should not have continued to collect on student loans after borrowers and co-borrowers filed for bankruptcy. Instead, these loans allegedly should have been discharged along with other debts.
The two settlements have similar details but different claim deadlines.
The $16 million settlement benefits borrowers or co-borrowers of Navient-owned student loans who filed for bankruptcy protection after Oct. 17, 2005, after they became obligated to repay their student loans, and who have never reaffirmed their private student loans. The claim deadline for this settlement is Nov. 20, 2023.
The $28 million settlement benefits individuals who were obligated to repay one or more Navient private student loans as a borrower or co-borrower, filed for bankruptcy in a United States Bankruptcy Court outside Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi after Oct. 17, 2005, and obtained a discharge order. The claim deadline for this settlement is Nov. 13, 2023.