Are you eligible to file a legal claim? Here are four current class action lawsuits or investigations:
Even cheaters get a break once in a while. Ashley Madison, the website that enables extramarital affairs settled a lawsuit in its 2015 security breach. If you were signed up on the site on or before July 20, 2015, you may be able to claim between $19 to $3,500 from the class action settlement. The settlement was reached after the company was accused of failing to protect users' personal information from being hacked. Hackers posted the information online. According to Top Class Actions:
The class action settlement also addresses allegations that the company falsely advertised that its "full delete" or "paid delete" services would "remove all traces of your usage." Plaintiffs also alleged the company used conversation-stimulating software known as "bots" or "engagers" to communicate with real users, giving them the false impression that they were engaging with real people. This caused some Ashley Madison users to purchase spending credits to communicate with the fake profiles.
Click on the link above for more information. The deadline to file a claim is January 2, 2018.
The makers of JASON brand shampoo and body wash settled a false advertising lawsuit. The plaintiffs alleged JASON Natural Products Inc. and The Hain Celestial Group claimed that some of their personal care products did not contain the chemical sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS -- a chemical that may cause adverse health effects ranging from skin, eye and respiratory tract irritation to dermatitis. The deadline to file a claim is September 18, 2017 for anyone who purchased the product between August 17, 2011 and June 2, 2017. You may be eligible to claim up to $40.
Have you ever taken hypertension medications Benicar HCT, Azor or Tribenzor? They've been linked to severe gastrointestinal problems that mimic the symptoms of celiac disease, leading some users to be misdiagnosed as having the autoimmune disorder. According to Top Class Actions:
Benicar side effects can cause severe and chronic diarrhea, substantial weight loss, sprue-like enteropathy, villous atrophy, and other GI problems. These complications may develop months to years after taking Benicar, leaving some users unaware that their GI problems were caused by the drug. Lawsuits accuse drug makers of failing to adequately research the potential side effects of Benicar and provide sufficient warnings about the risks. If you suffered severe GI problems after taking Benicar, you may have a legal claim.
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Breast cancer patients may be able to be part of an investigation into an intravenous breast cancer treatment drug. Patients suffering from hair loss after taking Taxotere (docetaxel) may have a legal claim. A class action lawsuit investigation has been opened into claims that the manufacturer of Taxotere knew that permanent hair loss could occur, but failed to disclose this risk. Click on the link above for more information.