Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending June 9, 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.

Facebook’s $725M Class-Action Settlement Now Modified to Include Deleted Accounts

With a few months still left to file a claim in a massive, nationwide $725 million class-action settlement involving Facebook, the lawsuit has now been modified to allow claims for those who held accounts that are now deleted. According to an email sent out to Facebook account holders, the change affects individuals who deleted one or more Facebook accounts in the class period of May 24, 2007 and Dec. 22, 2022 before creating a new Facebook account in the same period. (Read full article)

YouTube Won’t Face Copyright Class Action Over Anti-Piracy Tools, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Monday (May 22) dealt a major blow to a lawsuit that claims YouTube enables piracy by restricting access to copyright tools like Content ID, refusing to allow the case to proceed as a class action that could have included tens of thousands of rightsholders. (Read full article)

Aldi Hit With $10M Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Naturally Flavored’ Bars

Supermarket chain Aldi has been named in a class action lawsuit in California that alleges it misrepresented its fruit and grain bars to consumers by claiming they only contain natural products. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for central California on May 30, a lawyer for plaintiff Deana Lozano, a health care administrator and amateur athlete, argued that despite the product’s packaging claims that the bars have “no artificial flavors” and were “naturally flavored,” laboratory testing had found they contained DL malic acid, a synthetic flavoring. (Read full article)

Illinois Google users to receive about $95 as part of privacy lawsuit settlement

Illinois residents who filed a claim to receive a portion of a $100 million settlement that Google agreed to last year in a biometric data privacy class-action lawsuit will get around $95 each. (Read full article)

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