Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending October 14, 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.

Are you paying too much for bacon? One of the big meat producers just settled a price-fixing lawsuit for $20 million

JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate the price of pork. (Read full article)

Lawsuit settled for $230 million in 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill case

A federal judge approved a $230 million settlement in a lawsuit concerning the 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill. Lawyers announced that the owners of the All American Pipeline and Plains Pipeline are being ordered to pay the considerable sum to people involved in the class action lawsuit, who have until Oct. 31 to claim their money, according to the Associated Press. (Read full article)

PACER users to receive refunds in $125 million settlement with U.S. judiciary

The U.S. government has agreed to pay $125 million to refund users of the electronic records system known as PACER to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging the judiciary overcharged members of the public who downloaded court documents. (Read full article)

Alcon, J&J Agree to Settle Contact Lens Price-Fixing Suit for $75M

Alcon Vision and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay a total of $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the companies of price fixing on disposable contact lenses. More than a third of the total settlement amount will go toward plaintiffs’ attorney fees, a federal judge in Florida said Wednesday. (Read full article)

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