August Class Action Settlements Involve Dollar General, Hyundai and USAA
Need a little extra cash this month? There’s still time to file a claim in several class action settlements — some without proof of purchase needed.
Read on to find out which ones you qualify for.
Hyundai Theta Engine Settlement
Consumers who experienced problems with their Hyundai’s Theta engine may be able to benefit from a recent class action settlement.
The Class includes individuals who bought or leased any of the following vehicles: 2011-2018 and certain 2019 Hyundai Sonata, 2013–2018 and certain 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and 2014–2015, 2018, and certain 2019 Hyundai Tucson vehicles equipped with or replaced with a genuine Theta II 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection engine within OEM specifications.
The noted 2019 vehicles are eligible if they were manufactured before the Knock Sensor Detection System technology was incorporated into production.
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit claimed some Hyundai vehicles are defective and prone to engine problems, including seizing, stalling, engine failure and engine fire.
Several types of relief are available, including reimbursement for repairs and items such as rental cars; compensation for reduced trade-in value and engine fires; and rebates on the purchase of a replacement vehicle, among other things.
Dollar General DG Auto Motor Oil $28.5M Class Action Settlement
Consumers who purchased certain DG Auto motor oils between Sept. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2017, may be eligible to file claims for property damage thanks to a $28.5 million settlement.
The Class is made up of anyone living in the U.S. who purchased any of the following DG Auto motor oils for personal use, not for resale, between Sept. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2017:
- DG SAE 10W-30 (SF specification) for use in vehicles manufactured after 1988
- DG SAE 10W-40 (SF specification) for use in vehicles manufactured after 1988
- DG SAE 30 (SA specification) for use in vehicles manufactured after 1930
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit had alleged the defendants deceptively marketed and sold oils that were obsolete and had the potential to harm vehicles.
Payments for property damage claims are expected to be up to $2,250, depending on the vehicle’s mileage and model year.
Claims for property damage benefits must be filed by Aug. 23, 2021.
Kia Engine Failure Class Action Settlement
Hyundai has agreed to resolve Kia engine failure class action claims in a settlement deal benefiting Kia owners whose vehicles are allegedly equipped with defective engines.
Owners and lessees of Class vehicles originally equipped with or fitted with a replacement genuine Theta II 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection engine are eligible Class Members.
The Class vehicles include:
- 2011-2018 and certain 2019 model year Kia Optima vehicles
- 2012-2018 and certain 2019 model year Kia Sorento vehicles
- 2011-2018 and certain 2019 model year Kia Sportage vehicles
The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit claimed several Hyundai and Kia vehicle models were equipped with a defective Theta engine prone to fire and failure.
Eligible Kia owners can collect a variety of benefits thanks to the settlement, such as extended warranties, reimbursements, rebates and other compensation.
The claim deadline is Aug. 9, 2021, so file a claim ASAP.
AT&T Unlimited Data Throttling $12M Class Action Settlement
AT&T customers with unlimited data plans may be eligible to claim up to $23 under a $12 million settlement agreement with the company over alleged data throttling.
The Class consists of all consumers living in California who purchased an unlimited data plan from AT&T Mobility LLC and who, on or before March 31, 2021, exceeded the applicable data usage threshold for any user on the account for one or more monthly billing cycles such that the user would have been eligible for data usage slowing or deprioritization by AT&T in those billing cycles under AT&T’s network management policies are considered Class Members.
The plaintiffs had accused AT&T of luring its customers into buying smartphones, wireless cards, and service plans through its promotion of “unlimited” data without telling those customers about its data-throttling practices.
Exact payment amounts will vary, depending on the number of claims filed and other factors, but are estimated to be $10, $13, or $23, based on which group the Class Member falls into.
File your claim by Aug. 13, 2021.
Vivid Seats $7.5M Event Cancellation Class Action Settlement
Anyone who purchased tickets from Vivid Seats for events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic may be able to get some of that money back under the terms of a $7.5 million class action settlement.
The Class is made up of anyone residing in the United States, its territories, or Canada, who at any time on or before April 1, 2021, purchased a ticket through Vivid Seats to an event cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled between Sept. 29, 2016, and April 1, 2021, and has not yet occurred.
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit had alleged that early in the pandemic, Vivid Seats retroactively discontinued its long-standing “100% Buyer Guarantee,” which provides ticket buyers with a legally required full cash refund.
Class Members who file a valid claim may be able to receive a payment up to the price of their ticket purchase.
The deadline to file a claim is Aug. 30, 2021.
Yes To Grapefruit Unicorn Mask $750K Class Action Settlement
Anyone who bought or used a Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Mask may be eligible to claim an average of $3 per product without proof of purchase thanks to a $750,000 class action settlement with Yes To Inc.
The Class consists of anyone who bought or used the Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask in the U.S. at any time.
Consumers filed a class action lawsuit after the company recalled the product in January 2020 following customer complaints of redness and skin irritation after using the masks.
Class Members will be able to claim an average of $3 per product, for up to six, without providing proof of purchase.
Claims must be submitted by Aug. 13, 2021.
DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen $1.8M Class Action Settlement
Certain consumers who purchased Dollar General’s DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen may be eligible to benefit from a $1.8 million class action settlement, regardless of whether they have proof of purchase.
Anyone in the U.S. who purchased DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen between Sept. 15, 2016, and June 8, 2021, for personal or household use is considered part of the Class.
A class action lawsuit had accused Dollar General of using deceptive practices to market and sell the infants’ pain reliever and fever reducer.
Class Members who are able to provide proof of purchase for all their covered products during the Class Period will be eligible to receive a refund of $1.70 for every 1 fluid ounce and 2 fluid ounces bottle for which they have a valid proof of purchase. There is no limit on the compensation if the claim includes proof of purchase, but only one claim may be filed per household.
Those who do not have proof of purchase will be able to claim $1.70 for every 1 fluid ounce and 2 fluid ounces bottle of infants’ acetaminophen for up to three bottles, for maximum payment of $5.10 per household.
Class Members will not be reimbursed for more than three bottles unless they have proof of purchase for every bottle.
The deadline to file a claim is Aug. 27, 2021.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner $4.35M Class Action Settlement
Those who bought certain varieties of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner or other Simple Green products are eligible to claim up to $30 without proof of purchase as part of a $4.35 million class action settlement.
The Class consists of anyone who both purchased for personal use, and not for resale, one or more of the following Simple Green products in any size or packaging type between May 12, 2016, and May 17, 2021:
- Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner
- Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Fresh)
- Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Lemon)
- Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner (Lavender)
- Simple Green Oxy Solve Total Outdoor Cleaner
- Simple Green Oxy Solve House and Siding Cleaner
- Simple Green Oxy Solve Concrete and Driveway Cleaner
- Simple Green Oxy Solve Deck and Fence Cleaner
- Simple Green Wash & Wax
- Simple Green All-Purpose Wipes
- Simple Green All-Purpose Wipes (Lemon)
- Simple Green Multi-Purpose Foaming Cleaner
- Simple Green Carpet Cleaner
- Simple Green Marine All-Purpose Boat Cleaner
- Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ & Grill Cleaner
- Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ & Grill Cleaner (Aerosol)
- Simple Green Oxy Dog Stain & Odor Oxidizer
- Simple Green Bio Dog
- Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio Boost Stain & Odor Remover
- Simple Green Cat Pet Stain & Odor Remover
- Simple Green Outdoor Odor Eliminator
Plaintiffs in two class action lawsuits alleged the products’ maker violated consumer protection laws by claiming on the products’ labels that the formulas used are “non-toxic.”
Class Members who submit a valid claim without proof of purchase are eligible for a refund of $3 per product purchased, up to 10 products, for a total of $30. Class Members who submit a claim with proof of purchase may claim up to $3 per covered, up to the total number of units purchased that are submitted with proof.
The claim deadline is Aug. 16, 2021.
USAA Car Insurance PIP Coverage Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Certain policyholders with USAA car insurance and health care providers in Washington may be able to benefit from a class action lawsuit settlement.
Two Subclasses are included in this settlement:
The Insured Subclass will consist of anyone who was insured under the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage of a Washington automobile insurance policy issued by any of the USAA Entities — defendants United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and USAA Casualty Insurance Co., and USAA General Indemnity Co., and Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Co. — received medical, health care, or rehabilitation services, or medication or equipment, from one or more members of the Provider Subclass, and who made a claim under the PIP coverage of that policy, submitted (or whose health care provider submitted) to the USAA entities a bill for such services or products, and who had that bill reduced by a reason code stating that the billed amount exceeded the reasonable amount for the service provided from May 30, 2015, through Jan. 22, 2021.
Members of the Class certified by the federal court in Krista Peoples v. United Services Automobile Association, et al., Case No. 2:18-cv-01173- RSL in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, also are part of this subclass.
The Provider Subclass is made up of any Washington health care providers who provided medical, health care, or rehabilitation services, or medication or equipment to a person insured under the PIP coverage of a Washington automobile insurance policy issued by one of the USAA entities, and who submitted to the USAA entities bills for such services or products pursuant to the PIP coverage of that insurance policy, who received from the USAA entities as payment less than the full amount of the charges billed, and whose bill was reduced by a reason code stating that the billed amount exceeded the reasonable amount for the service provided May 30, 2015, through Jan. 22, 2021.
Plaintiffs in two class action lawsuits had challenged RF reductions made to health care bills that were submitted for payment in Washington under USAA car insurance PIP coverage.
While the exact amount of each Class Member’s payment has yet to be determined, the payments will be calculated as 140 percent of the RF Reduction on each charge submitted on non-exhausted claims and 100 percent of the RF Reduction on each charge submitted on exhausted claims.
The deadline to file a claim is Aug. 11, 2021.
Pressed Juicery Greens Juices Ingredients $695K Class Action Settlement
Consumers who purchased Pressed Juicery Greens Juices between 2014 and 2020 may be eligible for a payment of up to $10 without providing proof of purchase thanks to a class action settlement.
The Class includes anyone who purchased Pressed Juicery’s Greens 2, Greens 3, and Greens 5 juices in the U.S., its territories, or at any U.S. military facility or exchange between May 1, 2014, and May 19, 2021.
A class action lawsuit alleged Pressed Juicery falsely advertises the Greens Juices as containing green vegetables as primary ingredients when the first ingredients are actually sugary fruit juices, such as apple or pineapple.
Class Members submitting a valid claim form can receive up to $1 per Pressed Juicery Green Juices for up to 10 items purchased during the Class Period. That amount could be adjusted depending on the number of claims filed.
File a claim by Aug. 9, 2021.