$17M Aetna HIV Status Privacy Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The Aetna HIV Status Privacy class action settlement includes “all persons whose Protected Health Information and/or Confidential HIV-related information was allegedly disclosed improperly by Aetna and/or Aetna-related or affiliated entities.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $17,161,200.00

Estimated Award

  • $75, plus up to $20,000 depending on financial or non-financial harm

All 11,875 Settlement Class members who were sent the Benefit Notice will receive an automatic base payment of $75 or $500 (inclusive of the $75 payment), whichever is applicable. No claim form is needed.

Claimants may receive up to $10,000 for financial harm and up to $10,000 for non-financial harm as calculated by the Settlement Administrator, for a total maximum of up to $20,000 in addition to the minimum Base Payment described above.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide your claim number and documentations showing financial or non-financial harm, such as copies of receipts, invoices, credit card statements, medical records, insurance records, returned checks, and/or any other reasonable form of proof of non-reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the Benefit Notice.

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Aetna HIV Status Disclosure Settlement Notes

  • Andrew Beckett, et al. v. Aetna Inc., et al.
  • Case No. 2:17-cv-03864
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

This class action lawsuit stems from a 2017 data breach where the privacy of nearly 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised. Specifically, Aetna mailed letters in response to a settlement over previous violation concerns. Aetna had required members to obtain HIV medications through mail order pharmacies. This prompted lawsuits alleging the policy was discriminatory because it prevented patients taking HIV medication from receiving in-person counseling from a pharmacist as well as put their privacy at risk.

Aetna settled the lawsuits individually and changed its policy. But here’s the clincher – it mailed Benefit Notification letters to anyone who had filled a prescription for HIV meds using a large transparent glassine window envelope that exposed members sensitive HIV status information.

Aetna “carelessly, recklessly, negligently, and impermissibly revealed HIV-related information of their current and former insureds to their family, friends, roommates, landlords, neighbors, mail carriers and complete strangers,” the lawsuit states. “In the course of sending out the agreed notices, however, Aetna again failed to recognize the dangers associated with sending information about HIV medications through the mail.”

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Aetna HIV Status Privacy settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Aetna HIV Status Privacy settlement must do so by July 31, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before September 29, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 9/29/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 7/31/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 10/15/18: Final Hearing at 9:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.BeckettPrivacyClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Settlement Administrator, c/o Angeion Group, PO Box 15860, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-877-416-7259
  • Email: BeckettPrivacyClassAction@AdministratorClassAction.com

Class Counsel


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Claim Up to $11 Zicam Cold Medicine Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The Zicam Cold Medicine class action settlement includes “all residents of the United States of America who purchased any of the following Zicam products in the United States from February 15, 2011 through June 5, 2018:

  • RapidMelts Original
  • RapidMelts Ultra
  • Oral Mist
  • Ultra Crystals
  • Liqui-Lozenges
  • Lozenges Ultra
  • Soft Chews
  • Medicated Fruit Drops; and
  • Chewables

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Settlement Amount

  • $16,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $6.16-$11.53 per product purchased, up to 5 products (without proof of purchase)

Class members who submit a valid and timely claim can receive cash payment of up to five units of the Zicam products (without requiring proof of purchase).  Claims based on purchases of six or more of the Products will require proof of purchase. Your payment will be adjusted based on the number of claims submitted, which may increase or decrease your payout.


Proof of Purchase

  • With proof of purchase, you can receive the actual price you paid for six or more Zicam products. Proof of purchase includes receipts or invoices, packaging, bottles, containers, or other documentation reflecting your purchase. If you do not submit proof of purchase, you will receive the MSRP for those products.

Claim Form

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Zicam Cold Medicine Settlement Notes

  • Melgar v. Zicam LLC et al.
  • Case No. 2:14-cv-00160-MCE-AC
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

In February 2014 plaintiff Yesenia Melgar filed this class action lawsuit against Zicam LLC over allegations company falsely advertises the effectiveness of their over-the-counter cold medications. Specifically, the Zicam class action lawsuit contends that Zicam’s sales pitch that its products are “clinically proven to shorten cold”, “reduces teh durination and severity of the common cold” are bogus because Zicam products are nothing more than placebos.

According to the complaint, Zicam cold medicine products have highly diluted concentrations of its “so-called” active ingredients and have no pharmalogical effect. In fact, Melgar says that while she used the Zicam medicine as directed, she did not obtain the advertised relief from her cold symptoms. Rather, she became much sicker because she forewent other treatment, based on her belief that the Zicam cold medicine would reduce the duration of her cold.

Zicam denies the claims. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Zicam cold medicine settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Zicam cold medicine settlement must do so by October 3, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before October 3, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 10/3/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 10/3/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 11/15/18 Final Hearing at 2:00 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.ZicamClassAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Zicam Class Action, c/o RG/2 Claims Administration, P.O. Box 59479, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
  • Phone: 1-855-279-8685
  • Email: info@rg2claims.com

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$36M Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring class action settlement “if you are a person in the United States who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring (“Class Flooring”) from Lumber Liquidators between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $36,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • VARIES

The Settlement provides 3 possible benefits to class members, depending on which Class you fall into:

CARB2/Durability Class (purchases of Class Flooring from January 1, 2011 to May 31, 2015): Eligible class members can receive a portion of their purchase price (excluding installation and labor costs) back in cash, or a store credit voucher that can be used at Lumber Liquidators. Class members selecting the cash award may expect to receive about 20% – 56% of the purchase price of their flooring—this does not include the cost of installation. Class members selecting to receive a voucher can expect 38% -104% of their purchase price.

CARB1 Class (purchases of Class Flooring from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010): Eligible class members who file a timely and valid claim can receive a payment of up to $50. There is no store credit voucher option for this Class. If eligible claims exceed $1.0 million such that funds are insufficient to pay eligible CARB1 Claimants $50 each, the award will be allocated on a pro rata basis: this means the final amount each participant receives will be reduced if too many claimants participate.

Both Classes (purchasers of Class Flooring during both the time periods): Class Members who made purchases of the laminate flooring in both the CARB1 and CARB2/Durability time periods are eligible to participate in both settlement classes.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide proof that you purchased the Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators between January 1, 2009 through May 31, 2015.

Claim Form

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Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring Settlement Notes

  • In re: Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:15-md-02627 (AJT)
  • In re: Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Durability Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 1:16-md-02743 (AJT)
  • Both pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division

The Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring settlement resolves two class action lawsuits, alleging that the Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators had illegal levels of formaldehyde. Exposure to high levels of formaldehyde can cause respiratory problems, irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and can increase the risk of cancer.

Since 2015, a number of Lumber Liquidator flooring lawsuits have been filed following a 60 Minutes segment that inspired several federal investigations into whether the laminate flooring contained harmful amounts of formaldehyde. Lumber Liquidators stopped selling the Chinese-made laminate flooring and paid a $2.5 million fine. The company also continues to provide air quality testing kits to consumers who had the laminate flooring in their homes.

It is estimated more than 700,000 people purchased the laminate flooring. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring settlement must do so by September 4, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before October 13, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 10/13/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 9/4/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 10/3/18: Final Hearing at 10:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.LaminateSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Laminate Settlement, Settlement Administrator – Angeion Group, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-855-728-9632
  • Email: LaminateSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

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$5M Missouri Hannibal Water Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The Missouri Hannibal Water class action settlement consists of two Classes:

Rate-payer Class: “All current residents of the State of Missouri who, at any time between September 1, 2011 and February 28, 2016, were billed and paid for water provided by the City of Hannibal, Missouri public water supply system.”

Medical Monitoring Class: “All current residents of the State of Missouri who, for a minimum period of three years, between the dates of September 2011 and February 2016, resided in the City of Hannibal, and drank and/or bathed in water provided by the City of Hannibal, Missouri public water supply system.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $5,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • VARIES

Medical Monitoring Class Members can receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs associated with a voluntary urinalysis for blood and urine cytology lab test that were administered prior to October 23, 2018.


Proof of Purchase

  • Class members in the Medical Monitoring Class must submit written proof and supporting documentation of any out-of-pocket costs, in the form of a receipt, explanation of benefits, or invoice showing your out-of-pocket costs for a urinalysis for blood and urine cytology reflecting that the test was administered before October 23, 2018.

Claim Form

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Missouri Hannibal Water Settlement Notes

  • Oliver Latta, et al. v. Hannibal Board of Public Works, et al.
  • Case No. 16SL-CC01881
  • Pending in the Circuit Court of the County of St. Louis, State of Missouri

Four named plaintiffs brought this class action lawsuit against the City of Hannibal, Missouri and the Hannibal Board of Public Works regarding the quality of water between September 2011 and February 2016.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleges that the Hannibal defendants was negligent in supplying water “unfit for human consumption” because the water contained elevated levels of total trihalomethanes, a disinfection byproduct used during that time below EPA allowable limites. Some studies indicate their is higher chance of certain cancers due to exposure of excessive levels of the byproduct.

Under the terms of the settlement, the Hannibal defendants will pay a minimum of $5 million for water quality improvements, including installing a carbon water filtration system (estimated at over $14 million). The settlement will also payout $205,000 in a fund for residents who consumed the water over a period of three years. Members of this Class will need to submit a claim for reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs for a urinalysis for blood and urine cytology.

Hannibal denies the allegations and denies any wrongdoing.. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Missouri Hannibal Water settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Missouri Hannibal Water settlement must do so by August 10, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before October 23, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 10/23/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 8/10/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 8/24/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm CT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.HannibalWaterLawsuitSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Latta et al. v. Hannibal Board of Public Works, et al. Settlement, c/o Analytics Consulting, P.O. Box 2005, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2005
  • Phone: 1-866-260-5869
  • Email: Claims@HannibalWaterLawsuitSettlement.com

Class Counsel

  • Chris Nidel, Jonathan Nace, Daniel Ryan, Steven German, and Joel Rubenstein of Nidel & Nace PLLC

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