Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending September 2, 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.

Snapchat Reaches Settlement in Illinois Lawsuit: Here’s What to Know

A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit in Illinois involving Snapchat’s parent company. The lawsuit accused the social network of violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act by illegally collecting users’ biometric information without their consent, according to court documents. It was filed in May in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. (Read full article)

Oracle’s ‘surveillance machine’ targeted in US privacy class action

Enterprise giant Oracle is facing a fresh privacy class action claim in the U.S. The suit, which was filed Friday as a 66-page complaint in the Northern District of California, alleges the tech giant’s “worldwide surveillance machine” has amassed detailed dossiers on some five billion people, accusing the company and its adtech and advertising subsidiaries of violating the privacy of the majority of the people on Earth. (Read full article)

Sony PlayStation Faces $5.9B Class-Action Lawsuit

Sony PlayStation is facing a class-action lawsuit in London that could seek up to $5.9 billion in damages over allegations of overcharging customers for video games and in-game purchases. (Read full article)

Apple to begin paying out $95 million AppleCare class action settlement this month

A long-running class-action lawsuit against Apple over its AppleCare replacement policies is finally coming to an end. The class action suit targeted Apple’s policy to provide refurbished devices as replacements through AppleCare. Final approval for the $95 million settlement was granted in April, and now eligible Apple users are being notified of their payments. In the lawsuit, customers took issue with Apple’s policy to provide device replacements that were refurbished rather than new through AppleCare. (Read full article)

Gerber Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Baby and Toddler Food Nutrient Claims

According to allegations raised in a recent baby food class action lawsuit, Gerber has illegally marketed its products by claiming they are more nutritional and beneficial for children than they actually are. The complaint (PDF) was filed by Tracy Howard in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on August 19, naming Gerber Products Company as the defendant, and seeking class action status to represent other parents and caregivers who Howard says were deceived by Gerber’s nutritional claims. (Read full article)

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