September Class Action Settlements Involve Facebook, Toyota and Google
There are many class action settlements with deadlines in September 2022. Through these settlements, you could recover payments in the hundreds or even thousands.
The settlements resolve claims from data breaches, product side effects, privacy issues and more. If you’re eligible for any of the settlements below, be sure to file a claim before the settlement deadline.
If you are eligible for any of the settlements listed below, be sure to file a claim or take other necessary steps to ensure you get paid.
Capital One Data Breach $190M Class Action Settlement
Capital One agreed to pay $190 million to resolve claims it failed to protect 98 million consumers from a 2019 data breach.
The settlement benefits consumers whose information was compromised as part of the 2019 Capital One data breach. Consumers may have received a notice from the bank that their information was compromised.
In 2019, a third party gained access to Capital One systems and stole millions of names, birth dates, addresses, contact information, financial data and even Social Security numbers. Plaintiffs in the data breach class action lawsuit say Capital One could have prevented the breach through reasonable cybersecurity benefits.
In order to receive payments from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Sept. 30, 2022.
Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation $90M Class Action Settlement
Facebook agreed to a $90 million class action settlement to resolve allegations it tracked users through “Like” button plugins on third party websites.
The settlement benefits individuals who were Facebook users between April 22, 2010, and Sept. 26, 2011, and who visited non-Facebook websites where “Like” buttons were displayed.
Consumers in the Facebook class action lawsuit say the “Like” buttons on third-party websites allowed the social media company to identify user activity on the web. The plaintiffs contend they did not consent to this tracking and were never informed that their activity off the social media platform would be monitored.
Claims for the settlement must be submitted by Sept. 22, 2022.
Rodan + Fields Lash Boost $38M Class Action Settlement
Rodan + Fields agreed to pay $38 million to end class action claims the company’s Lash Boost eyelash serum contains a prescription drug that can cause side effects.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Rodan + Fields Lash Boost between Oct. 1, 2016, and March 11, 2022.
Proof of purchase is not required but can result in higher settlement payments.
Plaintiffs in the Rodan + Fields class action lawsuit challenge the company’s use of isopropyl cloprostenate in the Lash Boost formula. This drug is used by glaucoma patients to manage ocular pressure.
Consumers say they did not know that they were using an untested drug that could result in serious side effects, such as ocular inflammation.
The claim deadline for this settlement is Sept. 7, 2022.
Toyota Motor Credit Corp. (TMCC) GAP Fee Refund $59M Class Action Settlement
Toyota Motor Credit Corp. (TMCC) will resolve class action allegations with a $59 million settlement. The deal resolves claims that TMCC failed to provide consumers with GAP insurance refunds upon early payoff.
The settlement benefits all consumers who entered into a finance agreement with GAP protection, paid off their finance agreement before the agreement date but did not receive a GAP refund. The settlement also includes Subclasses based on states of residents and other factors which may affect payment amounts.
Consumers in the TMCC class action lawsuit say that, when they paid off their finance agreement early, they paid for GAP insurance that they didn’t end up using. According to the plaintiffs, these unused GAP insurance fees should have been refunded when consumers paid off their vehicles early.
The claim deadline for this settlement is Sept. 26, 2022.
Volkswagen, Audi Defective Water Pumps Class Action Settlement
Volkswagen agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to resolve claims surrounding defective water pumps in certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles.
The settlement benefits owners and lessees of the following Volkswagen and Audi vehicles:
- 2019-2021 Volkswagen Areteon
- 2018-2020 Volkswagen Atlas
- 2014-2018 Volkswagen Beetle
- 2015-2021 Volkswagen Golf
- 2014-2021 Volkswagen Jetta
- 2014-2021 Volkswagen Passat
- 2020-2021 Volkswagen Terramont
- 2018-2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
- 2015-2020 Audi A3
- 2015-2020 Audi A4
- 2015-2019 Audi A5
- 2015-2020 Audi A6
- 2015-2020 Audi Q3
- 2015-2021 Audi Q5
- 2017-2020 Audi Q7
- 2015-2020 Audi TT
To benefit from the settlement, drivers may need to provide repair records and other proof.
The Volkswagen Audi class action lawsuit claims the luxury brands’ vehicles were equipped with defective water pumps. The pump components can allegedly overheat and fail prematurely — resulting in leaks and sudden catastrophic engine failure.
Instead of owning up to the issue, Volkswagen allegedly forced drivers to pay out of pocket to repair their engines. In some cases, consumers claim they had to pay thousands of dollars to repair their vehicles.
In order to benefit from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Sept. 8, 2022.
Google Photos Face Recognition Privacy $100M Class Action Settlement
Google will pay $100 million to resolve claims that its Google Photos facial recognition technology violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
The settlement benefits Illinois residents who appeared in a photo in Google Photos between May 1, 2015, and April 25, 2022.
Google Photos used facial geometry scans to identify people in photos and group photos accordingly. According to a class action lawsuit, this technology fails to comply with BIPA because consumers were not given proper disclosures about how their biometrics would be used.
Additionally, plaintiffs in the case say they never gave written consent to Google, as required under BIPA.
The claim deadline for this settlement is Sept. 24, 2022.
U.S. Polo Association Fake Sale Prices Class Action Settlement
The U.S. Polo Association agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims that its U.S. Polo Association outlet stores used false sale prices to lure in customers.
The settlement benefits consumers who made unrefunded purchases in any U.S. Polo Assn. outlet store in California between July 12, 2015, and June 24, 2022.
Proof of purchase is not required to receive settlement payments.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim that U.S. Polo Assn. merchandise was advertised with false reference prices. In reality, the products had never been sold at these reference prices, the class action lawsuit contends. The false reference prices allegedly served only to deceive customers into making purchases.
In order to receive a payment, consumers must submit a valid claim form by Sept. 22, 2022.
Claire’s Data Breach $350K Class Action Settlement
Claire’s will pay $350,000 to resolve claims its lax cybersecurity measures resulted in a 2020 data breach.
The settlement benefits consumers whose personal information may have been compromised during the Claire’s data breach between April 7 and June 17, 2020.
In 2020, a third party reportedly accessed Claire’s systems through its Salesforce cloud. As a result, the hackers were able to compromise the company’s e-commerce platform and stole payment card information and other data.
Plaintiffs in the data breach class action lawsuit claim that Claire’s mismanaged the situation and could have prevented the data breach through reasonable cybersecurity measures.
The claim deadline for this settlement is Sept. 24, 2022.
American Banking Systems (ABS) Data Breach $1.7M Class Action Settlement
American Banking Systems (ABS) agreed to pay $1.7 million to resolve class action allegations it mismanaged a 2020 data breach.
The settlement benefits individuals whose personal information was compromised in the ABS data breach between October and November 2020.
ABS was the subject of a large data breach in 2020, resulting in information being stolen from several of its banking clients. Hackers were allegedly able to steal Social Security information, login data and financial information as a result of ABS’ poor cybersecurity.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit say ABS is negligently responsible for damages resulting from the breach.
In order to receive a payment, affected consumers must submit a valid claim form by Sept. 6, 2022.
Volusion Data Breach $4.3M Class Action Settlement
Volusion will pay $4.3 million to resolve claims its poor cybersecurity measures resulted in a 2019 data breach and that its subpar response to the breach caused further harm.
The settlement benefits consumers who received a notice from Volusion in April 2020 informing them that their information may have been compromised in a 2019 data breach.
According to the class action lawsuit, Volusion failed to implement reasonable cybersecurity measures to protect consumer data. As a result, hackers were allegedly able to gain access to payment card information and other data from websites that used Volusion e-commerce services.
The class action lawsuit claims Volusion failed to protect consumer data or respond promptly to the breach to minimize harm.
The claim deadline for the data breach settlement is Sept. 6, 2022.