Consumers could benefit from many settlements with claim deadlines in August.
Settlements resolve claims for data breaches, defective products, privacy issues, and more. If you qualify for any of the settlements below, be sure to file a claim before the settlement deadline.
Check the dates carefully as some claims must be filed in the first week of the month, including the Takata airbag and Mercedes-Benz settlements which both have a deadline of August 2, 2022.
Capital One $190 Million Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Capital One has agreed to pay $190 million to resolve claims that put customer information at risk during a 2019 data breach.
The settlement benefits consumers whose information was compromised in the 2019 Capital One data breach. Approximately 98 million customers were affected by the breach.
In July 2019, millions of Capital One customers learned that their personal information, credit scores, social security numbers and other data had fallen into the hands of hackers after a data breach.
A class action lawsuit soon followed that announcement, accusing Capital One of cybersecurity mismanagement. Plaintiffs say this directly caused the data breach.
Complaints for this settlement must be submitted by August 22, 2022.
Takata Airbag Class Action Settlement
BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota have all agreed to a combined class action settlement to resolve claims that they fitted their vehicles with defective Takata airbags.
The settlement benefits current and former owners or lessees of various BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru or Toyota vehicles equipped with Takata airbags between April 11, 2013 and June 9, 2017.
Takata airbags have a documented history of defects.
Airbags have been linked to at least 10 deaths and over 100 injuries worldwide. Despite Takata agreeing to pay billions in fines to the Justice Department, consumers have taken legal action against automakers for fitting their vehicles with dangerously defective airbags.
In order to benefit from the airbag regulation, drivers must submit a Claim Form by August 2, 2022.
$20 Million Sea Chicken Tuna Price-Fixing Class Action Settlement
Chicken of the Sea will pay $20 million to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging it conspired with other canned tuna makers to raise the price of their products.
The settlement benefits people who purchased various Chicken of the Sea canned or pouch tuna products between June 1, 2011 and July 1, 2015 in Arizona, Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Florida , Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine. , Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.
According to a consolidated antitrust class action lawsuit, Chicken of the Sea conspired with companies such as Sunkist to artificially increase the price of their tuna products. When the big companies all agreed to sell their products at a higher price, consumers would have been forced to pay a higher price than they would in a fair market.
Complaints for antitrust settlement must be submitted by August 22, 2022.
Mercedes-Benz Class Action Settlement for Defective Burl Walnut Trim
Drivers have reached an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to resolve claims that the luxury car brand’s burl walnut trim is faulty and may fade over time.
The settlement benefits current and former owners and lessees of Mercedes-Benz 212 E-Class vehicles from model years 2010 through 2016 equipped with burl walnut interior trim.
Consumers say the burl walnut trim on Mercedes vehicles can fade over time and after exposure to the sun. The trim would turn from a rich brown to a discolored, cloudy color that cannot be repaired.
Drivers say Mercedes-Benz was aware of the problem and issued a service bulletin about the faulty trim in November 2010, but did not notify customers or provide free repairs.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must submit a Claim Form by August 2, 2022.
Lemonade Insurance Biometric Privacy $4 Million Class Action Settlement
Insurer Lemonade has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations that it abused video claim submissions in violation of Illinois privacy laws.
The settlement benefits policyholders who submitted a video claim to Lemonade between June 25, 2019 and May 27, 2021.
Lemonde allegedly collected biometric information from video submissions without obtaining consent or complying with Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA prohibits the collection or sharing of biometric information (fingerprints, face scans, etc.) without obtaining consent. Lemonade fails to comply with these and other BIPA regulations, the plaintiffs claim.
Complaints must be submitted to the Settlement Administrator by August 22, 2022.
$75M Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Class Action Settlement
Various contact lens manufacturers have agreed to pay $75 million to resolve claims they conspired to raise the costs of disposable lenses.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased disposable contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Alcon Vision, CooperVision, ABB Concise Optical Group or Bausch & Lomb between June 1, 2013 and December 4, 2018.
Plaintiffs in the multidistrict antitrust litigation claim that contact lens manufacturers conspired to increase the cost of disposable contact lenses through a unilateral price agreement. This agreement would have forced consumers to pay a higher price for disposable contact lenses.
To receive payment from the settlement, consumers must submit a Claim Form before August 22, 2022.
Morgan Stanley violates $60 million class action lawsuit settlement
Morgan Stanley will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that its below-average cybersecurity led to data breaches in 2016 and 2019.
The settlement benefits current and former Morgan Stanley customers whose information was compromised during data breaches in 2016 and 2019. Customers were reportedly notified of the breaches in July 2020 and June 2021, respectively.
Data breaches in 2016 and 2019 allegedly compromised sensitive information for 15 million Morgan Stanely customers. According to a class action lawsuit, the breaches occurred when Morgan Stanley failed to properly dispose of physical assets containing unencrypted customer data.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must submit a claim before August 11, 2022.
$30 Million Restasis Eye Drops Antitrust Class Action Settlement
Allergan has agreed to pay nearly $30 million to resolve claims that it raised the price of Restasis eye drops by removing generic alternatives.
The settlement benefits consumers and third-party payers who purchased Restasis eye drops between May 1, 2015 and July 31, 2021 in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, in Iowa, Kansas, Maine and Massachusetts. , Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia- Western and Wisconsin.
Plaintiffs in the antitrust class action claim that Allergan removed generic alternatives to Restasis, a prescription eye drop for dry eyes, in order to sell its products at a higher price. The company allegedly used fraudulent patents and other tactics to block new generics.
Complaints must be submitted for settlement by August 11, 2022.
Viking Fire Sprinklers Class Action Settlement
Viking has agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims that its sprinklers can activate without fire.
The settlement benefits people who owned or occupied property with defective Viking sprinklers between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015. These consumers may have had to pay to replace the sprinklers or repair damage resulting from non-fire related activations.
A class action lawsuit against Viking claims the company’s VK457 fire sprinklers are defective and can activate without actual fire. These non-fire related activities would have caused water damage to properties and assets.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must submit a Claim Form before August 28, 2022.