A group of popular clothing companies—The Gap, Inc., Gap (Apparel), LLC, Gap International Sales, Inc., Banana Republic, LLC, and Banana Republic (Apparel), LLC—are settling a class action on the issue of false reference pricing.
Equifax announced in September 2017 that it had experienced a data breach affecting 147,000,000 people. This gave rise to a number of class actions which were combined and are being resolved by this settlement of over $380 million. The complaints alleged that Equifax should have better safeguarded the personal information on consumers that it collected and stored.
Precor Incorporated makes treadmills, and it is settling a class action about alleged defects in its hand-held heart rate monitors on certain of its treadmills. The complaint claimed that the company did not tell consumers about the limitations of its heart rate handle systems.
Massage Envy Franchising, LLC has agreed to hand out ten million dollars in vouchers to settle a class action. The complaint alleged that the monthly fees were increased for members despite the fact that they had signed agreements that forbid such increases.
How much real ginger does ginger ale contain? The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to settle a class action questioning its use of the phrase “Made with Real Ginger” on the labels of its Seagram’s ginger ale containers. The complaint alleged that the labeling misled customers about the form of ginger in the drink and its health properties.
Bonnier Corporation is resolving a class action alleging it violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA) with—oddly—magazine subscriptions. The complaint alleges it disclosed information about its magazines’ subscribers, without their permission, to third parties.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to a settlement of a class action alleging that it is responsible for a data breach at some of its Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale restaurants. The lawsuit alleged that hackers may have had access to customer payment information.
Experian is settling a class action alleging that it reported incorrect public records information on consumer credit reports. The complaint alleged that the information was wrong or belonged to other people, regarding such things as tax liens, civil judgments, and bankruptcies.
This settlement resolves a class action against ATH Holding Company, LLC, its Board of Directors, and its Pension Committee. The complaint alleged that these parties violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in their management, operation, and administration of the Anthem 401(k) Plan.