Deceptive Business Practices
Tipped workers are among the lowest-paid in the US economy. When consumers pay a tip at a restaurant or to a delivery driver, they trust that that money goes directly to the worker. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that tips entered into the DoorDash, Inc. app do not go to the drivers who bring their deliveries but to DoorDash, in whole or in part.
This class action is one of a number of recent ones taking issue with the practice of imposing multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees on a single transaction. The complaint claims that Bethpage Federal Credit Union violates its own account agreements by doing so.
GameStop Corp. and GameStop, Inc. do business online and in brick-and-mortar stores, selling video games and gaming products. The complaint alleges that the company sometimes did not deliver products and did not provide customers with refunds as promised. It claims that those failures amount to unfair business practices, conversion, and breaches of contract, among other things.
Resort Sales Missouri and Spinnaker Resorts are paying $1.4 million to settle a class action alleging that they violated Missouri laws by charging closing costs to those who bought timeshare properties.
Would you pay $6 to use a Shortcut Security line at the crowded Orlando International Airport in Florida? The three plaintiffs in this case paid Spirit Airlines, Inc. for this privilege, but the complaint says that there is no Shortcut Security line at that airport.
Trans World Entertainment Corporation, this complaint alleges, uses “highly aggressive sales tactics[.]” To sell its merchandise? No, the complaint claims—to deceive people into signing up for “loyalty memberships” and magazine subscriptions, using tactics called “negative option marketing” or “free-to-pay.”
This California class action takes up the problem of automatic renewals of subscriptions, which are increasingly common these days. The complaint alleges that when consumers bought magazine subscriptions, Time, Inc. and Meredith Corp. automatically enrolled them in future subscriptions without their consent.
Has Alaska Airlines, Inc. been deceiving passengers about purchase of travel insurance from Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) via Alaska’s website? The complaint for this class action claims that the airlines portrays itself as a passenger’s agent, when in reality, AGA pays Alaska kickbacks.
Do you have to pay interest on a purchase if you pay it off before the deadline of that billing cycle? Most people would say no. But the complaint for this class action alleges that cardholders with Chase Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will normally pay an interest charge.
AAA South Jersey, Inc. is settling a class action about its practice of backdating renewals to the expiration of the previous term, rather than dating them from the date the member renews. This class action alleged that the company did not make this clear to members who were renewing sometime after their memberships had expired.