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Costco House Brand Coconut Oil Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

  • Anyone in the United States who purchased Kirkland brand Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in a 42.3 ounce jar since March 1, 2014 is eligible to file a claim in this class action suit

Settlement Amount

  • Like almost all class action suits, the exact amount of money that will be awarded to any one eligible class member depends on how many people submit claims. Once the lawyers in the case have been paid their fees, every member who sends in a legitimate claim will receive payment for every Costco coconut oil they bought, counting up to 5 items per member

Proof of Purchase

  • A proof of purchase will be required depending on where and how someone bought their coconut oil from Costco. Suit members who purchased their oil from an actual Costco store and who were Costco members when they made that purchase only need to provide their Costco membership number, and their purchase will be verified by Costco’s internal records. People who purchased the oil from outside a Costco store will need to have a receipt that shows the price of the item along with the date and location that it was purchased

Claim Form

Costco Coconut Oil Class Action Lawsuit Notes

  • James Boswell et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. et al.
  • Case No: 8:16-CV-00278-DOC

The class action lawsuit against Costco revolves around the claim that they violated California consumer protection laws, including the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), the False Advertising Law (FAL), and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). The law office of Jack Fitzgerald and the law office of Paul K. Joseph, PC will be the class counsel in this case, meaning people who are filing a suit do not need to get their own lawyers. Class action members in the suit against Costco do have the right to have their lawyer if they want, however, at their own expense.

Costco denies they did anything wrong in this case, but to avoid the hassle and expense of a court case, they have agreed to just settle out of court. A total of $775,000  is designated to pay all matters involved with this suit, including lawyer’s fees and member settlement payments. The court fees will be no greater than 25%, which comes to about $190,000.  It’s estimated that between $150,000 and $180,000 will go towards member payment.

Important Dates

  • July 26, 2017: A preliminary approval order will be held
  • September 23, 2017: The final mail notice deadline
  • October 30, 2017: Any eligible claims that are being mailed in must be postmarked by this date or submitted online by this date
  • November 13, 2017: Any objections must be received by this date
  • October 30, 2017: Final approval in the class action suit against Costco will be held on this date

Contact Information

  • Mail: Kirkland Signature Coconut Oil Settlement c/o Dahl Administration PO Box 3614 Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614
  • Phone: 1-866-875-7574
  • Email: info@KirklandCoconutOilSettlement.com

Settlement Website

RMG TCPA Settlement: Claim $300 per call

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Who is a Class Member

  • RMG TCPA Settlement class members are defined as anyone in the United States who received a pre-recorded telemarketing call between July of 2009 and March of 2014 that were initiated by RMG during which they were offered a free cruise with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines and the phone number is contained in the call records produced by RMG in this case

Settlement Amount

  • According to the terms of the settlement class members can claim up to 3 calls at $300 a piece (which would be the class member could possibly receive up to $900)

Proof of Purchase

  • Class members must provide their phone number or claim number (the RMG TCPA Settlement claim number can be found on class notices mailed to class members)

Claim Form

RMG TCPA Settlement Notes

  • Philip Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group Inc., et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-05746
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Court documents: www.rmgtcpasettlement.com/Docs

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Carnival, Norwegian or Royal Caribbean claiming they violated the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) when they made telemarketing phone calls without receiving the express written consent from the consumer.  These calls were in relation to promotional calls from RMG offering the goods and services of Carnival, Royal and Norwegian.

The defendants denied any actions of wrong doing in the case but have agreed to a settlement fund of $7,000,000 and up to $12,500,000 in order to avoid the unknown cost of a trial.

RMG TCPA settlement class members do not have to hire an attorney as they will be represented by Matthew P. McCue, Alexander H. Burke, Daniel J. Marovitch, Edward A. Broderick, and Anthony Paronich.  Carnival Cruise has called upon Jeffrey S. Becker to represent them while Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have hired Catherine J. MacIvor and Jeffrey Foreman.

Important Dates

  • November 3, 2017: Claim filing deadline
  • November 3, 2017: Exclusion deadline
  • November 3, 2017: Objection deadline
  • April 2, 2018: Settlement fairness hearing at 9:00 AM (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie)

Contact Information

  • Mail: RMG TCPA Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 404022, Louisville, KY 40233-4022
  • Phone: (855) 636-6134

Settlement Website

Sterling Jewelers Facing Call Recording Class Action Lawsuit

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A California woman has filed a class action suit claiming that Sterling Jewelers recorded calls without their knowledge. According to the plaintiff, Yvonne Madrid of San Diego, Sterling called her one morning. The call was being recorded, but the Sterling representative didn’t inform the customer of that until the very end, and only when the customer asked. Under California law, it’s illegal to record a phone conversation without someone’s knowledge. Customers who shopped at Sterling Jewelers may be eligible for compensation thanks to a new class action lawsuit.

Sterling would call the plaintiff again on the same day, and again did not inform the customer that the call was being recorded. This led the plaintiff to believe that Sterling Jewelers is actually recording all of their outgoing phone calls without letting the customers know this is happening. According to filings, the plaintiff was personally affected by this recording, and she was “shocked, upset and angry” that she was recorded without her knowledge.

The class action law suit against Sterling for recording phone calls uses California Penal Code 632 as its main argument, which is actually much more strict that federal law on this matter. California’s consumer laws are regarded as some of the most consumer friendly in the nation, and this is no different.  The law reads specifically that anyone who intentionally records a phone call using an electronic device without consent of everyone involved in the phone call will be punished by a fine up to $2,000 or even imprisonment for one year. The second issue, invading customer’s privacy, also carried a fine of $2,500, meaning that there’s the potential for a $5,000 fine for each customer this happened to.

And even though the company is in Ohio, when they called a California phone number, they came under California state and their strict laws. The plaintiff in this law suit says there’s no way for Sterling Jewelers to determine how many people they called, so she’s initiating a class action law suit for people to join on this own.

Sterling Call Recording Class Action Lawsuit Notes

  • Two main cases are being brought against Sterling Jewelers: the first being that they illegally recorded customer cell phone conversations (made illegal under California Penal Code 632). The second charge is that they invaded customer privacy and intruded into customer’s private affairs
  • Sterling Jewelers is actually a large group of jewelry stores that are all owned by the same parent company, known as Signet Jewelers. Their physical stores can be found mostly in states like Ohio, Georgia, Deleware, and Minnesota, and go by names like Weisfield Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, LeRoy’s Jewelers, Goodman Jewelers, and Osterman Jewelers
  • No official means of making a claim have been set up yet, but people who are interested in following this cell phone call recording lawsuit against Sterling can watch out for news about the lawsuit titled “Yvonne Madrid v. Sterling Jewelers,” which is currently case number 3:17-cv-01711-CAB-BGS in the Southern District of California’s US District Court

Sunbelt Rentals Fee Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

  • Class members in the Sunbelt class action lawsuit are defined as anyone in the United States who entered a rental out contract with Sunbelt and the contract contained the following language: “RENTAL RATES. … . Customer is responsible for … (ii) delivery and pickup costs to and from the Store; … (vi) fuel used during the Rental Period (Customer may either return the Equipment fully fueled or a fuel charge shall be assessed (designed to cover Sunbelt’s direct and indirect costs of refueling the Equipment))”

Settlement Amount

  • The exact amount of money any one class member will receive is not known at this time but the amount will be a percentage of the total amount paid by the class member filing the claim (this percentage will be based on Sunbelt business records)

Proof Purchase

  • Proof of purchase is not required but class members are more than welcome to submit their Sunbelt invoice

Claim Form

Sunbelt Rental Fees Class Action Lawsuit Notes

  • All-South Subcontractors Inc., et al. v. Sunbelt Rentals Inc.,
  • Case No. 1:14-CV-1376-1

The Sunbelt Rental Fee class action lawsuit is pending in the Superior Court of Dougherty County, State of Georgia and revolves around claim that Sunbelt improperly charged class members excessive fees for transporting and refueling rental equipment.  Sunbelt Rentals Inc. denies any actions of wrong doing but has agreed to a $10,000,000 settlement in order to avoid the unknown cost of a trial.

Class members will be represented by Price Armstrong LLC and Henninger Garrison Davis LLC.  Sunbelt Rentals Inc. has retained the services of Lawrence D. Silverman from Ackerman LLP.  Class members do not have to worry about paying their attorneys as they will receive a slice of the settlement pot.

SBR Fee Settlement class members will received their settlement in the form of a check.  Class members can earn a 20% bonus in relation to their settlement payment if they agree to receive their settlement as a credit toward a future rental from Sunbelt Rentals.  Class Action Wallet advises class members to simply take the money unless they know for a fact they will use the credit in the near future.

Important Dates

  • October 19, 2017: Exclusions must be received by this date
  • October 19, 2017: Objections must be received by this date
  • November 2, 2017: Final Fairness Hearing at 1 pm
  • January 1, 2018: Claim form deadline

Contact Information

  • Mail: SBR Fee Settlement c/o Angeion Group, Suite 660, 1801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-855-862-9823
  • Email: SBRfeeSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

Settlement Websites