Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending July 15, 2022)

Financial Recovery Strategies keeps up to date on the latest in class action developments.  Here is a recap of some of the latest key developments.

B.C.-led class action lawsuit results in $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma

The proposed B.C.-led class-action lawsuit against dozens of opioid manufacturers and distributors has resulted in a settlement with its largest defendant. On Wednesday, Attorney-General David Eby announced Canadian provinces, territories, and the federal government have reached a $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma (Canada). (Read full article)

Google Offers Android App Developers $90 Million to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

In an attempt to settle a class-action lawsuit and avoid years of litigation, Google is offering Android app developers $90 million in compensation. The lawsuit was filed back in August 2020, and accused Google of improperly attaining and maintaining a monopoly in the US market for Android OS distribution and in-app product transaction fees. (Read full article)

Clif Bar pays $10.5m to settle class action lawsuit over health claims

Clif Bar has settled with plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit who accused the US energy bar business of making false health claims about its products. The California firm, which was sold last week to Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a US$2.9bn deal, said settling – for $10.5m – was “in the best interest of Clif Bar”. (Read full article)

Robinhood Reaches $19.5 Million Settlement With Hacking Victims

Customers who sued are seeking court approval to resolve claims that trading platform didn’t do enough to protect sensitive information. Filing in northern California federal court says about 40,000 Robinhood customers alleged unauthorized users accessed their accounts since 2020. (Read full article)

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