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Snapchat, the popular social media platform operated by Snap Inc., has faced a series of Snapchat lawsuits in recent years alleging that its design features and inadequate safety measures have made it a breeding ground for “sextortion” and other forms of extortion and exploitation, particularly targeting minors. These legal actions have highlighted significant concerns parents have about this app’s responsibility to protect its young users from predators who misuse its features. The consequences when this happens can be tragic.

Snapchat

Snapchat, launched in 2011, quickly gained popularity, especially among younger demographics, for its unique features, such as disappearing messages, which kids love for obvious reasons, and multimedia sharing.

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Prime Energy Drink is a new product marketed by YouTube influencers that has become extremely popular with young consumers. Prime has done a textbook job of marking to children.  Kids who do not even like the taste of Prime drink it because the like what it represents.

Recently, however, two separate consumer class action lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Prime Energy.

One lawsuit alleges that Prime Energy is falsely marketed to children despite known health risks associated with its high caffeine content.

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Thousands of CPAP machine lawsuits have been filed since medical device company Philips recalled millions of sleep apnea machines after discovering that they were causing users to inhale toxic foam particles.  Our CPAP lawyers are handling these lawsuits in all 50 states.

People want to know what a CPAP settlement amount might be.  That is tricky to estimate in any litigation and particularly so in the CPAP class action because there are so many different types of injuries.  But here, our lawyers discuss this and give you a lens to our thinking of how these payouts could play out when there is a CPAP settlement, hopefully this year.

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The Paragard IUD is a widely used contraceptive device implanted in thousands of women. Unfortunately, the Paragard has certain design flaws making it highly prone to fracture during removal. Women who suffered serious injuries due to their Paragard IUD fracturing during removal are pursuing legal action against the device manufacturer and may be entitled to financial compensation.


UPDATES:

April 11, 2024: A recent investigative report from Spotlight on America has uncovered that the FDA expressed concerns to CooperSurgical, the maker of the Paragard IUD, about the potential for the device to break during removal. This warning was issued following an FDA inspection of one of CooperSurgical’s Paragard IUD manufacturing facilities. Despite these concerns raised by the FDA, CooperSurgical appears to have taken no action in response to this warning.

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In a lawsuit filed in the Western District of Kentucky, two plaintiffs have initiated a class action against Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc., doing business as GE Appliances.

The complaint alleges that GE Appliances sold refrigerators with a significant compressor defect. This defect, according to the plaintiffs, causes the refrigerators to fail at cooling, leading to spoiled food and beverages and rendering the appliances unusable for their intended purpose. This issue reportedly manifests shortly after purchase and well before the expected lifespan of the appliances.

If you are a possible plaintiff, you may have a compensation claim.  You should keep detailed records of your purchase, including receipts, warranty information, and any communications with the company (emails, calls, service requests). Also, document the issues you’ve experienced with the product, including any attempts to have it repaired, costs incurred, and the impact of the defect.

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Walmart has consented to a $45 million class-action settlement, offering up to $500 in compensation to affected customers for allegations of overcharging.

This Walmart settlement, pending final court approval in Florida, targets purchases of specific meat, seafood, and bagged citrus products at Walmart locations in the U.S. or Puerto Rico from October 19, 2018, to January 19, 2024.

What the Lawsuit Is About?

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This page will explain the details of the new class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding the presence of benzene in some of its acne skin care products. The lawsuit claims that JNJ defrauded consumers by selling benzoyl peroxide acne products that were unsafe because they contained benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer.

About J&J BPO Acne Products

Over fifty million Americans are affected by acne annually, making it the most common skin condition in the country. Acne’s prevalence is especially high among adolescents, nearly 95%, and can persist into adulthood, making effective and safe treatments crucial.

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A lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut alleges that the Filshie Clip birth control device can migrate after implantation, a risk that the manufacturers reportedly failed to disclose to the public and healthcare professionals. The plaintiff in this Filshie Clip lawsuit claims she was harmed by this movement of the clips.

The lawsuit, the first case filed in federal court in Connecticut in 2024, accuses the manufacturers of advertising the Filshie Clip as a safe and reliable method of preventing pregnancy. However, the suit alleges that these clips have a high tendency to move post-implantation, with occurrences estimated at over 25%. This migration often necessitates surgical removal.

March 2024 Filshie Clip Lawsuit Update

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Class action lawsuits are legal proceedings that allow many individuals to collectively bring a claim to court, typically against a corporation or large entity, for similar grievances. These cases can end in significant settlements or judgments, where the defendant agrees to pay compensation. However, not all awarded funds reach the claimants; a portion remains unclaimed. The handling of this unclaimed money varies, but it generally follows a few established paths.

Cy Pres Awards

One common method of dealing with unclaimed class action funds is through cy pres awards. Cy pres, a French term meaning “as close as possible,” involves distributing the leftover settlement funds to third-party charities or nonprofit organizations that indirectly benefit the class members or support issues related to the lawsuit’s nature. For instance, if the case involved privacy violations by a tech company, the unclaimed funds might go to nonprofits focusing on privacy rights or digital literacy.

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The Fosamax lawsuit suffered a long and slow death.  The plaintiffs did not deserve this long and awful ride.  But the litigation over a decade later appears to be (nearly) dead. This post was first written in 2013 and has been updated in 2023 and 2024.

March 2024 Foxamax Lawsuit Update

Lawyers for patients involved in litigation against Merck regarding its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, which is alleged to increase the risk of painful bone fractures, argued before a Third Circuit panel on Tuesday that a letter from the FDA rejecting changes to the drug’s label does not constitute a final agency action triggering federal preemption of state law failure-to-warn claims.