Monthly Archives: January 2013

CAL Alert: Coppertone Sunscreen

Coppertone Logo

Coppertone Logo

Award potential: Will vary based on number of applicants
Proof: No proof of purchase required
Case:   Steven Brody, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 12-cv-4774-PGS-DEA, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
Company: Coppertone
Link to file claim: http://www.sunscreensettlement.com/

If you purchased Coppertone sunscreen between 2006 and 2012, you may be eligible to receive a cash payment from the class action settlement.

The Coppertone sunscreen settlement will resolve a 2003 class action lawsuit, entitled Brody v. Merck & Co., that alleges Merck (formerly Schering-Plough) exaggerated the benefits of its sunscreen products – specifically by using the terms “sunblock,” “waterproof,” “all day” and “all day protection.”

Merck denies any wrongdoing and maintains its sunscreen lotions and sprays meet the latest broad-spectrum sun protection standards from the FDA, but has agreed to establish a class action lawsuit settlement fund of between $3 million and $10 million to pay out consumers and resolve the litigation. Merck also agreed to discontinue using the above terms in the labeling, advertising, marketing or promotion of these products.

Class Members of the Coppertone sunscreen class action settlement include all U.S. consumers who purchased Eligible Coppertone Sunscreen Products in the United States, including its territories, between July 31, 2006 and October 5, 2012. “Eligible” products include any and all sunscreen products sold under the brand name “Coppertone,” which were labeled and/or advertised to provide protection against the sun’s UVA and/or UVB rays.

The amount of money you can receive from the Coppertone sunscreen settlement will depend on how many people file valid claims, so it cannot be determined at this time.

Filing Deadline: March 4, 2013

 

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BC

CAL Alert: New Balance Toning Shoes

New Balance Logo

New Balance Logo

Award potential: $100 per pair of shoes purchased
Proof: No proof of purchase required
Case:  Kimberly Carey, et al. v. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-10001-LTS, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
Company: New Balance
Link to file claim: http://www.newbalancesettlement.com/

While this settlement is far from new, it’s still worth establishing in the HotCALs archives, and there’s still time to file — but not much, so file your claim today for the money you deserve.

The New Balance settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled Carey v. New Balance Athletic Shoe Company, Inc., that alleges New Balance falsely advertised the health benefits of wearing its True Balance toning shoes to consumers. According to the class action lawsuit, claims that the shoes could burn up to 10-percent more calories with every step, create 29-percent more muscle activation compared to regular walking shoes, and that these figures were backed by scientific evidence simply were not true. The lawsuit further alleged that the shoes may actually lead to injury, “a fact which New Balance deceptively omits from its advertising.”

New Balance denies any wrongdoing, but has agreed to establish a $2.3 million class action lawsuit settlement fund to reimburse consumers in order resolve the litigation.

Class Members of the New Balance toning shoe class action settlement include all persons or entities that bought the following toning shoes from New Balance U.S. retailers, New Balance Stores, shopnewbalance.com, joesnewbalanceoutlet.com, New Balance Outlets, or other third-party retailers from January 1, 2010 through August 29, 2012:

Rock&Tone
TrueBalance
Aravon Ria
Aravon Riley
Aravon Quinn

Class Members who submit a valid claim form by the deadline of February 25, 2013 will receive a pro-rated share of the $2.3 million New Balance class action settlement. If the total value of all approved claims submitted by Class Members is less than the amount of money available to pay claims, each eligible Class Member’s award will be increased on a pro-rata basis to a maximum of $100. Class Members may submit more than one claim if they purchased more than one pair of New Balance toning shoes.

Filing Deadline: Feb 25, 2013
Payout Estimate: Checks will be mailed no later than April 2013.

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CAL Alert: Carfax Settlement

Carfax logo

Carfax logo

Award potential: $3 or voucher for free CarFax report
Proof: No proof of purchase required
Case: Davis v. Carfax, Inc., Case No. CJ-04-1316L, Oklahoma District Court, Cleveland County.
Company: Carfax
Link to file claim (must be mailed in): http://www.daviscarsettlement.com/

This is one of the weaker settlements out right now.

Class Members of the Carfax class action settlement include customers in the following states who purchased a Carfax Vehicle History Report directly from Carfax:

* In Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas, at any time from October 1, 1998 through December 31, 2007
* In North Carolina, at any time from May 1, 2001 through December 31, 2007
* In California, at any time from February 17, 2002 through December 31, 2007

Carfax settlement Class Members who file a valid Claim Form can receive a Settlement Voucher good toward a free Carfax Vehicle History Report. Class Members have the option to convert the Settlement Voucher into $3 cash, which will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at $650,000 in total.

Filing Deadline: Feb 21, 2013

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CAL Alert: FTC Walgreens Wal-Born Settlement

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Walgreens Logo

Award potential: $30
Proof: No proof of purchase required
Case: Federal Trade Commission v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 10-cv-1813, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
Company: Walgreens
Link to file claim: https://walgreensredressprogram.com/

If you purchased “Wal-Born” – a Walgreens’ brand dietary supplement, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that you may be eligible for a refund.

National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay nearly $6 million in 2010, to settle FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that its “Wal-Born” line could effectively prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system.

Filing Deadline: Feb 4, 2013
Payout Estimate: Checks will be mailed no later than April 2013.

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Hi there,

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