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September 2023 Class Action Settlements Involve Dole, Instagram and TGI Friday’s

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The Instagram logo is seen on a cell phone in Boston. Meta will pay $68.5 million in a class action lawsuit to settle claims that Instagram broke llinoisians’ biometric privacy rights. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

Consumers can file a claim with 10 settlements in September to recover compensation for scams, telemarketing, false advertising and more.

September 2023 Class Action Settlements

Deadlines are quickly approaching, so act fast.

NetSpend Prepaid Debit Cards FTC Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is sending a second round of payments to consumers who were unable to gain access to funds on their NetSpend prepaid debit cards.

The FTC settlement benefits consumers who purchased or received a NetSpend card between Jan. 1, 2010, and Aug. 31, 2016, who did not activate their card and who had fees deducted from their card balance.

The FTC claims NetSpend delayed or, in some cases, denied the activation of its prepaid debit cards. As a result, consumers were unable to use their cards and access their funds. To add insult to injury, NetSpend allegedly charged fees on prepaid card balances to reduce accessible funds.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 21, 2023.

Journeys Unsolicited Texts $855K Class Action Settlement

Journeys agreed to a $850,000 class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims it sent unsolicited telemarketing texts in violation of federal law.

The settlement benefits individuals who received at least one text message from Journeys between Dec. 21, 2017, and May 9, 2023, despite sending a “stop” message or other opt-out request.

According to plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit, Journeys violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending unsolicited text messages to consumers. These messages allegedly advertised Journeys’ goods and services, but consumers claim they never consented to receive such messages.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 21, 2023.

Inventure Foods, TGI Friday’s False advertising $900K Class Action Settlement

Inventure Foods agreed to pay $900,000 to resolve claims it falsely advertised TGI Friday’s mozzarella sticks as containing real mozzarella cheese.

The settlement benefits consumers who purchased TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks, including TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks Original, TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks Original Flavor and TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks Original Flavor Baked shelf-stable bagged snack-food products between Jan. 1, 2017, to July 31, 2022.

Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claim Inventure Foods falsely advertised various TGI Friday’s mozzarella stick products as containing real mozzarella. In reality, the products allegedly contain alternative cheeses. Consumers say they overpaid for the products based on Inventure’s misrepresentations.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 25, 2023.

Instagram BIPA $68.5M Class Action Settlement

Meta agreed to a $68.5 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that Instagram violated Illinoisians’ biometric privacy rights.

The settlement benefits Instagram users who used the app in Illinois between Aug. 10, 2015, and Aug. 16, 2023.

According to the class action lawsuit, Instagram’s biometric tracking violates Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA standardizes the way businesses can collect, store and use biometric information such as facial scans. Plaintiffs in the case say they didn’t receive the proper BIPA disclosures and did not give consent for Meta to collect their biometrics.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 27, 2023.

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Audiophile Music Direct ‘Analog-Only’ Records Class Action Settlement

Audiophile Music Direct has agreed to a settlement to resolve claims it falsely advertised its records as being produced using only analog methods.

The class action settlement benefits consumers who purchased and still own new and unused Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) vinyl records marketed as “Original Master Recording” and/or “Ultradisc One-Step” from Audiophile Music Direct or other merchants between March 19, 2007, and July 27, 2022.

The company allegedly falsely marketed certain MoFi records as being produced using “analog-only” methods under “Original Master Recording” and “Ultradisc One-Step” labels when they were actually produced using a digital transfer step.

The deadline to submit a claim is Sept. 21, 2023.

Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal Pricing Class Action Settlement

Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to resolve claims that they used false sale prices to trick consumers into making purchases.

The settlement benefits shoppers from states other than California who purchased products from Boohoo, BoohooMan or PrettyLittleThing between April 1, 2016, and June 17, 2022, or from Nasty Gal between Feb. 28, 2017, and June 17, 2022.

The retailers allegedly used inflated “original” prices in order to advertise fake sale prices on their items. Consumers claim these fake prices misled them into believing they were getting a good deal on their purchases and convinced them to make purchases they otherwise would not have.

No claim form is required to benefit from the settlement. Class members who do not exclude themselves will automatically receive a settlement gift card via email, which they can update using their claim ID on the settlement website.

Dole Fruit Bowls False Advertising $4.3M Class Action Settlement

Dole agreed to a $4.3 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims it falsely advertised its fruit cups as containing “100% juice.”

The settlement benefits individuals who purchased Dole Cherry Mixed Fruit, Diced Apples, Diced Pears, Diced/Chunk Mango, Papaya Mango, Peach Mango, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits/Slices/Chunks/Crushed, Mixed Fruit, Pineapple Paradise, Red Grapefruit Sunrise, Melon Medley, Tropical Fruit or Diced/Sliced Peaches labeled “in 100% juice” or “in 100% fruit juice” between Jan. 12, 2017, and June 27, 2023.

Consumers claim they were misled by Dole’s promises that its fruit cups contained “100% juice.” In reality, the fruit cups allegedly contained additional non-juice ingredients such as ascorbic acid and citric acid. Plaintiffs in the case say they wouldn’t have paid as much for the products if they knew the truth about the false advertising.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 25, 2023. Consumers do not need proof of purchase to file a claim with this settlement!

Curaleaf THC False Advertising $100k Class Action Settlement

Curaleaf agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve claims that its CBD drops contain THC despite advertisements to the contrary.

The settlement benefits consumers from Oregon who purchased mislabeled Curaleaf Select CBD Drops after June 19, 2021.

According to the false advertising class action lawsuit, Curaleaf represented its CBD drops as containing only CBD — the non-psychoactive portion of cannabis and hemp. In reality, the drops allegedly contained THC along with CBD.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 27, 2023.

Giftly Merchant Listing $500K Class Action Settlement

Giftly agreed to a $500,000 class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims it used merchant listings on its website without first getting consent from those merchants.

The settlement benefits businesses, entities and individuals who were listed on the Giftly website without their agreement.

The plaintiffs in the case claim Giftly, an online gift card service, used their businesses as “suggestions” for how to use gift cards but failed to get their consent. According to the class action lawsuit, merchants should have been consulted and compensated for their names being used.

The deadline to submit a claim with the settlement is Sept. 25, 2023.

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