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Frontera & Salpica Food Products Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who purchased (for personal use) Frontera and Salpica branded products with terms like “All Natural” and “100% Natural” on the label.


Settlement Amount

$ 3,950,000


Proof of Purchase

Payment options available for Class Members with or without proof of purchase but they must submit claim forms.


Important Dates

11/27/17: Deadline to submit a claim form. This is the only way to receive payment

11/27/17: Deadline to file an objection about any settlement you don’t like or feel is not fair.

11/27/17: Deadline to get out of the lawsuit and the settlement

12/04/17: Deadline to go to court and speak about the settlement


Settlement Notes

  • ·In re: Barnes, et al v. River North Foods, Inc., Case No. 16-459
  • Pending in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Illinois

Class members in the Barnes, et al versus River North Foods, Inc., claim that the packaging on some Frontera and Salpica branded products was false and deceptive. These include products that are described on the label as “All Natural” yet they contain synthetic ingredients and also describe “sugar” as “evaporated cane juice”.

The River North Foods Inc., are the defendants in this case and the class action was filed against them because of their marketing practices.

If you purchased allegedly falsely labeled Frontera and Salpica branded products between September 1, 2011 and September 11, 2017, you may be an eligible Class Member. But purchase of these products must have been done within the United States for personal use and not for resale. The Frontera and Salpica branded products being considered in this case are the ones with the term “Natural” or “All Natural” or “100% natural”.

They also have words like evaporated cane juice; Evaporated Cane Sugar; Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar; citric acid; xanthan; xanthan gum; disodium phosphate; dipotassium phosphate; and/or sodium citrate. Other words appearing on the products’ labels are listed in the Fourth Amended Class Action Complaint.

Those without Proof of Purchase may get a benefit of $0.50 per Unit purchased for up to 10 units or $5.00 per household. If you have Proof of Purchase, then you may get $0.50 per Unit purchased for up to 20 Units or $10 per household.

There are factors that may make Class Members receive less money such as the number of valid claims that were actually submitted.

The settlement administrator approved by the court is Heffler Claims.


Contact Information

For more information please call 1-800-481-79447


Settlement Website

www.barnessettlement.com

Facebook Deprived Workers of Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook claiming they failed to pay certain workers overtime pay.  Susie Bigger filed the claim last week and states she would work more than 40 hours a week at Facebook and not receive overtime pay for her efforts.  The lawsuit claims Facebook bypassed overtime laws by classifying Susie Bigger and her coworkers as managers even though they had no managerial responsibilities or power.

According to Susie Bigger LinkedIn profile she was hired by Facebook back in June of 2013 and worked in the Chicago office.  She was a major player in helping large Facebook advertisers plan their campaign but claims she never had a lick of managerial power.

This case is somewhat similar to the class action lawsuit in which Dollar General failed to properly pay store managers for overtime.  Dollar General reached a $8.3 million settlement agreement in that case.

“[Client Solutions Managers’] primary duties do not involve the exercise of discretion or independent judgment with respect to matters of significance,” Susie Bigger’s lawsuit states. “Namely, all major strategic decisions for customers are made at the team level. [Client Solutions Managers] must follow pre-established pricing models for Facebook products and are not permitted to deviate from the preset parameters or which products to offer without prior approval. Likewise, [Client Solutions Managers] do not have the authority to negotiate with customers and bind Facebook on significant matters.”

The Facebook Deprived Workers of Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit was filed in the U.S. district court in Illinois.  The lawsuit claims that Facebook was in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as Illinois’ minimum wage laws.  The lawsuit states there are about 200 similar Facebook employees who have grievances about working overtime but not receiving overtime pay.

Facebook intends to fight the lawsuit.

Claim a Warrany Extension and Cash in Sony Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who purchased/owned/received any Sony mobile device manufactured, sold, and/or distributed by Sony Mobile Communications in any state, the district of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

*Excluded entities are detailed in the Long-Form Notice


Settlement Amount

Indistinguishable amount.


Proof of Purchase

Class members must provide specific information depending on type of claim:

  • Device Type
  • Submission Date
  • Facility
  • Description

All documents received from Sony rejecting or denying the claim must be included in members claims.

*Never send original documents with your claim.


Claim Form

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Important Dates

11/01/2017: Exclusion Deadline

11/01/2017: Objection Deadline

11/01/2017: Notice of Appearance Deadline

12/01/2017: Fairness Hearing

01/30/2018: Claim Form Deadline


Settlement Notes

  • Logan Lades and James Goddard v. Sony Mobile Communications (U.S.A.), Inc. and Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Case No. 2:17-cv-2264-JFB-SIL
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Class members of the Sony Water Intrusion class action lawsuit claim that the defense, Sony, misrepresented its devices as “waterproof”. Filings revolve around the believed violation of different consumer protection acts and other statutes. Logan Landes and James Goddard began the process in January 2016 and officially filed a class action complaint against Sony in April 2017. Plaintiffs sees nationwide reimbursements for the numerous advertising and marketing issues. Sony denies all allegations, but has agreed to a settlement which has been approved by the court.

Extended claim conditions may jeopardize some claims, but Sony agrees to provide warranty extensions, changes to packaging and advertising, and claim processes to previous water-related incidents. Warranties will be extended an additional 12 months for devices whose warranty was in effect at the date of the preliminary approval order, and six months for devices whose warranty was no longer in effect. Packaging and labels will be reissued within 90 days of the preliminary approval. Eligible class members who appear in Sony record a 50% of MSRP for applicable devices. Those not in Sony records will undergo a separate approval process before receiving the same compensation.

Involved class members will be represented by Nancy A. Kulesa and Shannon L. Hopkins (Levi & Korsinsky LLP).


Contact Information

Sony Mobile Communication Class Action Settlement Administrator

c/o Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 60257
Philadelphia, PA 19102-0257
Phone: 1-844-367-8807
Email: info@xperiawaterproofsettlement.com


Settlement Website

www.xperiawaterproofsettlement.com

Claim Cash or Voucher in Rooms to Go Protection Plan Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who purchased a minimum of one ForceField Fabric or Leather Protection Plan from Rooms to Go and associated affiliates, both online or in-store. This class does not incluve any ForceField Fabric or Leather Protection Plan sold for $8.00 or less.

*Rooms to Go’s records were used to identify initial class members.


Settlement Amount

Maximum of $13,500,000.


Proof of Purchase

Rooms to Go records were utilized and will continue to be used for verifying claims.


Claim Form

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Important Dates

11/17/2017: Exclusion Deadline

11/17/2017: Objection Deadline

12/15/2017: Fairness Hearing

01/15/2018: Claim Filing Deadline


Settlement Notes

  • Benjamin Hankinson, James Guerra, Jeanette Gandolfo, Lisa Palmer, Donald Anderson and Lisa Prihoda v. R.T.G. Furniture Corp., d/b/a Rooms to Go
  • Case No. 9:15-cv-81139-cohn/seltzer
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Class members of the Rooms to Go Protection Plan class action lawsuit contend that the defendant, Rooms to Go, failed to apply the leather or furniture protectors to pieces sold to customers. The breach of contract with protection plans working in addition to product sale is enough for the class to try receive some distribution. Rooms to Go denies any allegations and all liability, but has agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid additional expenses and litigation.

Rooms to Go will be held accountable for up to $13,500,000 in total distributions. Qualifying class members have two options for their claim. A cash value up to 10% of the amount paid for protection plans may be received. This percentage does not include the amount paid for the furniture. Should total claims exceed the maximum amount, percentages will be prorated. Members may also claim a merchandise voucher worth up to 45% of the amount paid for the plans. Voucher value will not carry over between purchases after receipt.

Involved class members have the right to hire personal lawyers, but will receive representation from court appointed lawyers who will be paid via the settlement fund. The Class Counsel includes:

  • Douglas J. McNamara
  • Eric A. Kafka
  • Theodore J. Leopold
  • Leslie M. Kroeger
  • Diana L. Martin

*Firm: Cohen, Milstein, Sellers, & Toll PLLC


Contact Information

Rooms to Go Furniture Corp. Settlement Administrator

PO Box 404018
Louisville, KY 40233-4018
Phone: 1-855-505-1506


Settlement Website