October Class Action Settlements Involve Uber, Windex, Wells Fargo and Guinness
The deadlines to file claims in a number of class action lawsuit settlements are coming up in October. The cases involve brands such as Windex, Neuriva, Guinness, and Uber.
Read on to find out if you qualify to claim some cash. Cases are listed in order of deadlines to file, with the earliest dates being listed first.
Taste of the Wild, Kirkland Pet Foods Grain-Free Products $8M Class Action Settlement
People who bought certain Diamond Pet Foods products may be eligible to claim up to $100 as part of a class action settlement agreement.
The Class includes anyone who lives in the United States or any of its territories, such as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and who purchased one or more qualifying Diamond Pet Foods products in the United States or U.S. territories, between March 12, 2017, and May 3, 2021. The list of covered products is available here.
Defendant Schell & Kampeter Inc., doing business as Diamond Pet Foods, allegedly misleadingly represented and advertised the products as being grain free, when lab testing detected grain among their ingredients, according to a class action lawsuit.
Those who are able to include proof of purchase with their claim will receive a $10 payment for each product purchased, up to a maximum of $100 per household.
Those who do not have proof of purchase will receive a single $5 payment per household.
The claim deadline is Oct. 4, 2021.
Wells Fargo GAP Insurance Class Action Settlement
Consumers who paid their car loans off early and may have been subject to improper Wells Fargo guaranteed auto protection (GAP) insurance fees may be able to benefit from a $500 million class action settlement.
The Court has certified two Classes: the Class and the Statutory Subclass.
The Class includes anyone in the U.S. who entered into finance agreements with GAP agreements assigned to Wells Fargo, whose finance agreements terminated as the result of early payoff during their respective Class Period, and who did not receive a GAP refund.
The Class Period differs depending on the state in which the Class Member entered their finance agreement.
The Statutory Subclass includes anyone who entered into finance agreements with GAP agreements that were assigned to Wells Fargo, whose finance agreements were subject to state refund laws and terminated as the result of an early payoff occurring during the respective Class Period, and who did not receive a GAP refund from Wells Fargo, or for whom Wells Fargo did not receive written confirmation from a dealer or GAP administrator that the GAP refund was paid.
More information on Class Periods for the Class and Statutory Subclass is available here.
A class action lawsuit alleged Wells Fargo improperly collected the cost of GAP insurance coverage when certain loans were paid off early.
Wells Fargo has already paid out certain refunds to Statutory Subclass members.
Class Members whose finance agreements were not governed by state refund laws and who submit a claim verifying they did not previously receive a GAP refund will be eligible to receive a payment of up to the full amount of the early payoff GAP refund without deductions for cancellation fees.
Claim forms are due by Oct. 6, 2021.
Benefiber, GSK $6.5M Class Action Settlement
U.S. consumers who bought certain Benefiber products may be eligible to claim up to $60 without proof of purchase thanks to a $6.5 million class action settlement.
Anyone who purchased Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Original Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Sugar-Free Powder Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Prebiotic Powder Fiber Supplement On-The-Go Stick Packs (Flavored or Unflavored), and/or Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Chewables for personal or household use and not for resale in the United States between June 19, 2014, and June 8, 2021, is considered part of the Class.
Plaintiffs in two class actions alleged Benefiber maker GlaxoSmithKline’s marketing of the products was misleading, with product labels reading “natural” or “100% Natural.” They also claimed Benefiber Healthy Shape products were marketed as being “clinically proven” to help control weight when it was the same product as Benefiber Original.
Those who vile a valid claim will be eligible to receive an estimated $10 per purchase of Benefiber Original or $12 per purchase of Benefiber Healthy Shape.
Class Members are eligible to claim up to five units of either product without proof of purchase. Proof is required on claims for more than five units of either product.
Consumers whose claim includes proof of purchase have no limit on the number of units they can claim.
File your claim by Oct. 6, 2021.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Settles ICE Hold Class Action Lawsuit for $14M
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has settled a class action lawsuit for $14 million to end claims it inappropriately detained and refused to accept bail from individuals on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold.
Three groups of Class Members may be eligible to make a claim:
- Detention on ICE holds: This group includes Class Members detained between Oct. 19, 2010, and June 14, 2014, at a Los Angeles County jail after their criminal charges were resolved. This group does not include those with prior deportation orders or who already were in deportation proceedings when the ICE hold was issued.
- Booking Arrestees Who Should Have Been Released Due to Low Bail: This group is made up of Class Members who had an ICE hold and were booked into jail on charges with a total bail of less than $25,000 between Oct. 19, 2010, and June 14, 2014.
- Refusing to Accept Bail: This group is made up of Class Members for whom the department denied the right to post bail between Oct. 19, 2010, and Oct. 18, 2012, because the Class Member had an ICE hold.
Immigrants filed their class action in 2012, accusing the department of unlawfully detaining them due to their ICE hold status.
Class Members may be eligible for a payment of up to $1,000 per day they were held on ICE hold before the criminal charges were resolved.
They also may be eligible for up to $1,000 per day they spent on ICE hold after they were eligible for release on their criminal charges.
Those who were not permitted to post bail are eligible for a payment of $250 for the violation of that right.
Individual Class Members’ benefits are capped at $25,000.
Claim forms must be submitted no later than Oct. 10, 2021.
Six Flags Finger Scan $36M Class Action Settlement
Six Flags Great America visitors who scanned their finger for park entry may be eligible to take part in a $36 million settlement.
The Class is made up of anyone who visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., between Oct. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2018, and scanned their finger or fingers on a finger scanner at the park’s entry gates.
Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit that accused Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and Great America LLC violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting park visitors’ finger scans.
Each Class Member’s potential award will depend on when they first entered the park using their finger scan:
- Oct. 1, 2013, to April 30, 2016: up to $200, in five installments
- May 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018: up to $60, in five installments
Payments will be made on a per-person basis, regardless of the number of times the Class Member visited the park or had their finger scanned.
The claim deadline is Oct. 12, 2021.
JBS Indirect Purchaser Pork Prices $20M Class Action Settlement
JBS USA Pork has agreed to a $20 million class action settlement over pork prices.
The settlement benefits a Class of consumers that includes any person or entity who indirectly purchased pork from any of the defendants or any “co-conspirator,” or their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, for personal use in the United States between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 2, 2021.
While all Class Members belong to the nationwide Class, only those in 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, and West Virginia are eligible for a payment under the terms of the settlement.
Individual Class Members’ payment amounts are not yet known. Payment amounts will be based on a number of factors, including how many valid claims are filed.
The settlement website does not include a claim deadline. However, the deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is Oct. 20, 2021.
Beaumont Health Data Breach Class Action Settlement
If your personal information was accessed during a 2019 Beaumont Health data breach may be eligible to participate in a class action settlement.
The Class is made up of anyone who was sent a notice of the data breach announced by Beaumont Health on or about April 17, 2020.
The plaintiffs claimed Beaumont Health and William Beaumont Hospital failed to adequately protect patient names, diagnoses, Social Security numbers, and other personal information during a data breach between May 23 and June 3, 2019.
Each Class Member’s payment amount will vary, depending on the losses they claim.
Those claiming unreimbursed ordinary losses will be eligible to receive up to $250, while those claiming extraordinary losses may be eligible for up to $2,250 if the loss meets certain criteria.
File your claim by Oct. 21, 2021.
Guinness Extra Stout False Ad Class Action Settlement
Guinness beer drinkers may be able to claim a payment of $10 without proof of purchase thanks to a class action settlement.
The Class includes any individual who purchased a six- or 12-pack of Guinness Extra Stout beer in Massachusetts between Dec. 15, 2011, and Sept. 3, 2015.
The plaintiffs had claimed Guinness Extra Stout was labeled and advertised as being from Ireland when it was actually produced and imported from Canada.
Class Members who include proof of purchase with their claim will be eligible to collect $0.50 per six-pack — regardless of whether it was purchased as a six-pack or as part of a 12-pack — up to a maximum of $20 per household.
Without proof of purchase, claimants must submit an attestation of the purchase of the product in Massachusetts during the Class Period. These Class Members may qualify for $0.50 per six-pack (whether on its own or as part of a 12-pack) up to a maximum payment of $10 per household.
Claims must be filed by Oct. 26, 2021.
Uber Drivers Data Breach Settlement
Uber drivers could be eligible to take part in a settlement between Uber and several states’ attorneys general over a 2016 data breach.
Those who are eligible to receive a payment are those from participating states — Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Washington — who had their driver’s license numbers accessed during the breach.
Nevada also is providing redress to Uber drivers but is not participating in this multistate process; they may email [email protected] or call 775-684-1168 for more information.
Former Uber drivers also are eligible to participate as long as the settlement administrator confirms their license information was accessed in the breach and that they lived in one of the participating states.
Payment amounts will vary.
No claim form is required, but the deadline for Uber drivers to respond to the settlement notice of eligibility is Oct. 28, 2021.
Windex Glass Cleaners $1.3M False Ad Class Action Settlement
Consumers who purchased Windex glass cleaners may be eligible to claim up to $10 without providing proof of purchase as part of a $1.3 million settlement resolving claims the products were falsely advertised.
The Class is made up of anyone who lived in the United States and purchased in the United States — for personal use, not resale — Windex Original Glass Cleaner, Windex Vinegar Glass Cleaner, Windex Ammonia-Free Glass Cleaner, or Windex Multi-Surface Glass Cleaner that was labeled “non-toxic” between Jan. 1, 2019, and July 9, 2021.
A class action lawsuit had alleged Windex maker S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. made claims that the products were “non-toxic” when they actually contain chemicals that can lead to health issues.
Those who submit proof of purchase with their claim form are eligible to seek up to $1 for each covered product they bought.
Without proof of purchase, claimants may seek $1 per product for up to 10 products.Claim forms must be submitted by Oct. 29, 2021.