Watch Your Purchased Items

Is the pain worth it?

Apple is known for its innovative technology and smart products. A new lawsuit, however, showcases a design that might not have come initially advertised. Five consumers of the Series 3 smartwatch have filed a class action lawsuit, alleging a defect that causes personal injury. One of the claimants was so severely injured that the broken watch display sliced open a vein. Unfortunately, this is not the first stream of complaints reported. As early as 2015, when the first Apple Watch was introduced to the market, customers have described appearances of burn marks or rashes on their wrists. Read more

Music Festers File Lawsuit

Not all fun

Three festival-goers claim that $5 million is the reasonable amount necessary to compensate for conditions that have been described as uncomfortable and dangerous. Those who have attended an outdoor music festival and camped on the premises for more than one night may attest to the lack of cleanliness and luxury. Some of the typical festival proclivities may include long lines at the portable toilet station, limited access to running water or showers, tight camping quarters, and insurmountable levels of excitement and fun. The lawsuit in question, however, notes a discrepancy between how the festival was promoted to potential consumers and what was actually delivered. Read more

Pastry Complaints Fill the Courtroom

Breakfast battle

If you’re looking for a quick solution for breakfast, Pop-Tarts might serve as your option of choice. Although these toaster pastries are conveniently packaged and offer a large number of calories, they are also crammed with sugar and additives. Despite the lack of nutritional value Pop-Tarts bring to the breakfast table, customers have recently started complaining about the amount of berry filling in the strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts. The customer reviews have grown increasingly skeptical, and following the charge of one customer who claimed she did not get what she paid for, a $5 million class action lawsuit has been filed. Read more

Lawsuit May Keep on Trucking

Engine defects

According to a recent judicial decision, a class action lawsuit against General Motors may continue in court. Various customers allege that their 2011 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks consume excessive oil, which contributes to subsequent mechanical or electrical issues. Despite a motion filed on behalf of the automotive company, a judge did not agree with GM’s argument that the customer engine complaints were rejected under a manufacturing defect warranty. Rather than admitting that customers were experiencing complications from a defect or faulty component, the company attributed the issues to the 5.3L Vortec V8 engine’s design. Read more

Amazon is the Prime Option

Antitrust arguments

To receive fast, convenient access to countless products and digital streaming, consumers may consider Amazon as the prime option. The benefits offered by Amazon extend beyond the consumer-driven perks, and also include opportunities for retailers and suppliers to sell their products on the platform. Despite these incentives, the DC Attorney General has recently filed a lawsuit against the e-commerce company, citing antitrust claims. According to the filing, Amazon has developed into a monopoly that manipulates pricing options for consumers. The company has achieved this position by entering contractual agreements with its third-party sellers. Specifically, the contracts dictate that in order to participate on the platform, the sellers are forbidden from offering lower prices or improved purchase terms on any other websites, including their own personal sites. Read more