October 2023 Class Action Settlements Involve A&W Root Beer, Vivint and Dreamcloud
Consumers can file a claim with 10 settlements in September to recover compensation for scams, telemarketing, false advertising and more.
October 2023 Class Action Settlements
Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.
A&W Root Beer, Cream Soda Vanilla False Advertising $15M Class Action Settlement
A&W Concentrate and Keurig Dr Pepper agreed to pay $15 million to resolve claims that A&W Root Beer and Cream Soda products are falsely advertised as being made with real aged vanilla.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased A&W Root Beer and Cream Soda products between Feb. 7, 2016, and June 2, 2023. This includes regular, diet, zero sugar and other varieties of A&W Root Beer and Cream Soda.
Plaintiffs in the false advertising class action lawsuit claim that Keurig Dr Pepper and A&W included misleading statements on their root beer and cream soda products. This advertising allegedly promised claims that the soda products were made with aged vanilla. In reality, the products were made with ethyl vanillin, an artificial vanilla flavoring, the class action lawsuit contends.
In order to receive a payment from the false advertising class action lawsuit settlement, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Oct. 18, 2023.
DreamCloud Mattress False Advertising FTC Settlement
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) secured a settlement with DreamCloud to resolve claims that the mattress company falsely advertised its products as made from USA materials.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased a DreamCloud mattress from the company’s website between Dec. 9, 2018, and Jan. 29, 2019, or May 6, 2020, and June 26, 2020, whose purchases were influenced by claims that the mattresses were manufactured with “USA-made premium quality materials.”
The FTC challenged DreamCloud’s claims that its mattresses were made with “USA-made premium quality materials” — claims that are strictly regulated by U.S. law. According to the FTC, these false promises influenced consumer purchasing decisions and caused them to pay more for the mattresses than they would have otherwise.
The deadline to file a claim in the FTC refund settlement is Oct. 23, 2023.
UKG Kronos Data Breach $6M Class Action Settlement
UKG agreed to pay $6 million to resolve claims that its subpar cybersecurity measures led to a 2021 Kronos data breach.
The settlement benefits current and former employees or contractors of UKG customers whose data was stored in the Kronos private cloud during the December 2021 data breach. The settlement also includes a California subclass.
In December 2021, a ransomware attack on UKG’s Kronos cloud database compromised sensitive employee information and caused workers to not get paid their full owed wages. Plaintiffs in a data breach class action lawsuit claim that UKG could have prevented the attack by implementing reasonable cybersecurity measures.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Oct. 3, 2023.
Military.com Facebook Privacy $7.35M Class Action Settlement
Military Advantage, the operator of Military.com, agreed to a $7.35 million settlement to resolve claims that it used Facebook Pixel tracking to violate users’ privacy rights.
The settlement benefits Facebook users who accessed a video through Military.com on the same browser they used to access Facebook between June 8, 2020, and Nov. 1, 2022.
According to the privacy class action lawsuit, Military.com illegally tracked user information through Facebook’s Pixel tracking tool. This tool, which allows websites to associate user activity with Facebook accounts, allegedly compromised website viewer privacy in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA).
The deadline to file a claim in the settlement is Oct. 24, 2023.
Froedter Health Inc. Meta Pixel Use $2M Class Action Settlement
Froedter Health agreed to a $2 million Meta Pixel settlement to resolve claims that it used the feature to track user activity and disclosed personal health information to Facebook.
The settlement benefits patients and employees who logged into a Froedter Health MyChat patient portal between Feb. 1, 2017, and May 23, 2022.
Plaintiffs In the class action lawsuit claim that Frodtert illegally shared their protected health information with Facebook through the Meta Pixel tool. The use of this tool allegedly communicated sensitive information from its MyChart patient portal.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Oct. 5, 2023.
Vivint Credit Report Misuse $20M FTC Settlement
Consumers can benefit from a $20 million FTC refund settlement with Vivint resolving claims that the home security company opened accounts in consumers’ names without their consent.
The settlement benefits individuals who did not sign up for Vivint home security and monitoring services but had an account opened with Vivint under their name between 2016 and 2019.
According to the FTC, Vivint violated federal law by stealing personal information from consumers and using this data to apply for fraudulent loans. This scheme allegedly allowed Vivint staff to secure increased commissions payments at the expense of consumer credit health. Some consumers were contacted by debt collectors while others claimed to be the victims of identity theft, the FTC claims.
The deadline to file a claim with the settlement is Oct. 9, 2023.
Missouri Nissan Altima, Maxima Floor Pan Class Action Settlement
Nissan agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that it sold defective Altima and Maxima vehicles to Missouri customers.
The settlement benefits owners of model year 2002 to 2006 Nissan Altima or model year 2004 to 2008 Nissan Maxima vehicles that were registered in Missouri when they paid for repairs related to a defective floor pan.
Missouri drivers took legal action against Nissan, claiming that the company equipped its Maxima and Altima vehicles with defective floor pans — the base for vehicle seats that provides rigidity to the vehicle floor and acts as a barrier to the cabin. The floor pans in the Nissan vehicles allegedly rusted prematurely, causing damage to vehicles and other problems. Plaintiffs in the Nissan class action lawsuit claim they were forced to foot the bill for repairs to this defective component.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Oct. 31, 2023.
Washington Department of Licensing Data Breach $3.6M Class Action Settlement
The Washington Department of Licensing agreed to pay $3.6 million to resolve claims that it failed to prevent a 2022 data breach that compromised resident information.
The settlement benefits consumers whose personal information was compromised in the 2022 Washington State Department of Licensing data breach that was disclosed in February 2022.
The Washington Department of Licensing data breach occurred in 2022 and reportedly compromised sensitive resident information including Social Security numbers and birth dates. Plaintiffs in the data breach class action lawsuit claim that the licensing department could have prevented the data breach with reasonable cybersecurity measures.
The deadline to file a claim in the settlement is Oct. 9, 2023.
Stellar Manufacturing BIPA $693K Class Action Settlement
Stellar Manufacturing agreed to a $693,000 settlement to resolve claims that it failed to comply with Illinois biometric laws when using fingerprint time clocks.
The settlement benefits individuals who used a hand or finger identifier at one of Stellar Manufacturing’s Illinois facilities between May 5, 2015, and Jan. 28, 2021.
According to the class action lawsuit, Stellar Manufacturing failed to follow regulations set forth by Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). This law requires businesses to get consent and follow other regulations before collecting, storing and using biometric information such as fingerprints. Plaintiffs in the case claim Stellar failed to respect their BIPA privacy rights.
In order to receive settlement benefits, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Oct. 15, 2023.
Standard Market BIPA $1.25M Class Action Settlement
Standard Market agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve claims that it violated BIPA by using biometric identifiers and disclosing collected fingerprints to third parties.
The settlement benefits The Standard Market employees who had their fingerprints scanned, collected, stored or disclosed by the company in Illinois between May 9, 2014, and Feb. 22, 2020.
According to the class action lawsuit, Standard Market failed to get worker consent and provide BIPA disclosures before collecting their biometric information through fingerprint time clocks. The company allegedly committed additional BIPA violations by sharing the collected biometric data with third parties.
The deadline to file a claim in the settlement is Oct. 18, 2023.