Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending July 21, 2023)

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.

OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, hit with proposed class action lawsuit alleging it stole people’s data

OpenAI, the company behind the viral ChatGPT tool, has been hit with a lawsuit alleging the company stole and misappropriated vast swaths of peoples’ data from the internet to train its AI tools. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a California federal court, claims that OpenAI secretly scraped “massive amounts of personal data from the internet,” according to the complaint. (Read full article)

Chicago city sticker suit seeks hundreds of millions in refunds for drivers

A lawsuit is moving forward alleging Chicago‘s fines for city stickers and other tickets are illegal. A circuit court judge granted class action status to the lawsuit Wednesday. The lawsuit accuses the city of exceeding the maximum $250 fine by tacking on fines and late fees totaling up to $400. (Read full article)

Illinois residents begin receiving payouts in class-action Google privacy settlement

Illinois residents started receiving payments Friday as part of a multi-million dollar class-action settlement involving Google. Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who filed claims in a lawsuit alleging Google violated the state’s Biometric Privacy Act are now seeing their payout, although it won’t be as much as originally expected. (Read full article)

Who’s eligible and more: what to know about Illinois’ $68M Instagram settlement

Attention Instagram users: If you’ve used the social media platform in the last several years while in the state of Illinois, you could be entitled to a payment as part of a new, $68 million class-action settlement. (Read full article)

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