Top Class Actions provides this week’s top resources to help connect consumers to settlements, class actions, and investigations.
Mega-food, dairy, beverage, and nutrition manufacturer, Nestlé Holdings Inc., has been brought into a new class action lawsuit that claims their Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk Creamer product intentionally deceives consumers. From packaging that portrays natural ingredients to a recipe that includes artificial, non-vanilla ingredients, the lawsuit claims Nestlé is misleading consumers into paying more for the perceived benefits of natural foods. Read Story →
While Sharp has admitted no wrongdoing in the case, members of a new class action lawsuit claim that Sharp microwave drawer ovens are manufactured with a serious fire-risk defect. Sharp has agreed to offer a replacement microwave oven, a $250 cash payment, or a $500 voucher for use toward any Sharp-branded product, or costs for reimbursements and repairs to affected users. Read Story →
1-800 Contacts has agreed to pay a combined $40 million settlement to resolve antitrust claims against them. According to the class action lawsuit, the organization engaged in anti-competitive tactics that prevented consumers from searching for lower prices online, resulting in paying higher prices for contact lenses. Read Story →
The Federal Trade Commission and opioid addiction medication manufacturer, Suboxone, have agreed to a $60 million settlement for consumers who were prescribed the medicinal treatment. According to the FTC, Indivior Inc. and its subsidiary, Reckitt Benckiser Group, conspired to keep a lower-priced version of the treatment off the market. If you were prescribed Suboxone, you may be eligible to claim a cash award from the FTC settlement. Read Story →
A judge ruled to extend the claim period for consumers who were affected by multinational conglomerate 3M’s allegedly defective dental crowns. Dentists claim the crowns were unbonding before the 10-year warranty. The settlement will afford Class Members $250 per debond or 100% reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses. Read Story →
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Grocers swing at Tyson. A new lawsuit claims the food conglomerate is inflating beef prices.
Smear campaign. S. C. Johnson is trying to kill a lawsuit alleging their Windex glass cleaner isn’t non-toxic.
Artificial Ruffles, anyone? Frito-Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Baked Ruffles contain artificial flavors “hidden” in the ingredient list, according to this class action lawsuit.
No Wrongdoing.* General Mills fruit snacks will now contain an asterisk next to its “No Artificial Flavors” claim.
Sugary SuperDrink case proceeds. A judge has ruled BodyArmor must face claims that it’s SuperDrink products aren’t “healthy” as labeled because they contain a whopping 36 grams of sugar.