Every year, companies pay millions, if not billions, of dollars to settle
class action lawsuits. Just recently, The Honest Company Inc., agreed
to pay $1.55 million to settle a class action over allegations they had
engaged in unfair and deceptive marketing and advertising. According to
documents, they were misrepresenting some of their cleaning products as
being “free” of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), even though their
products contained a similar alternative.
So just how do you find out if you can be part of a class action case?
In order to help consumers find out if they are eligible for a class action
ConsumerAction regularly updates their database with significant class actions so that
consumers can make a claim. Some current class actions include:
Experian, Equifax, and Transunion: They are alleged to have failed to accurately report debts discharged
in bankruptcy and failed to properly investigating disputes in violation
of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Bank of America: Alleged to have improperly accessed consumer credit reports of former
Bank of America customers after their accounts were closed.
Uber: Consumers who received unsolicited text messages from Uber between December
13, 2010 and August 17, 2017 may be eligible to be part of a $20 million
Amazon: Will provide $70 million in refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app
charges made by children between November 2011 and May 2016.
Once a trial is approved, a notice period is set and potential members
of the class are notified through a newspaper posting, mail, or email.
The notice tells you how to proceed, but if you receive a notice, you
are already part of the case. If you don’t receive a notice, it
doesn’t mean you don’t qualify to be a member of the class
action lawsuit. If you see a class action lawsuit, like the ones above,
that you feel you were affected by, you need to contact the law office
handling the lawsuit and add your name to the registry.
If you think you have a case and want to be the lead plaintiff for a class
action lawsuit, you can reach out to an attorney to learn how to get started.
Whether you have been defrauded by deceptive banking, exposed to dangerous
chemicals or suffered a breach of personal information, our experienced
Philadelphia consumer class action lawyers can represent you.
Contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. today. Call (215) 278-4449 or contact us online
for a free no-obligation consultation.