Walmart+ Subscription Class Action: Illusory Benefits, Hard to Cancel

Businesses have discovered that the subscription model is profitable, locking customers in to regular payments. Walmart, Inc. now offers a Walmart+ or “Walmart Plus” subscription, but the complaint alleges that the automatically-renewing subscription is unfair to consumers in a number of ways, including misleading representations of benefits and deceptive practices.  Read more

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FloSports FS Subscriptions and California Automatic Renewal Law Class Action

FloSports, Inc. offers sports broadcasting and streaming services across network sites in the form of “FS subscriptions.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that when consumers sign up for a subscription, they are enrolled in a program that renews their subscriptions every year, automatically charging their credit card, debit card, or other payment  Read more

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Panera Unfair Unlimited Sip Club Subscription Class Action

More and more companies are offering consumers subscription plans for all kinds of goods, including personal care items, supplements, books, and prepared meals. Now Panera Bread Company has joined them, but the complaint for this class action takes issue with Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club subscription for two reasons: It claims the drinks are not really  Read more

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LinkedIn Subscriptions and Oregon’s Automatic Renewal Law Class Action

More and more companies are seeking to enroll consumers in subscription programs. In this class action, the complaint alleges that LinkedIn Corporation is one of them, enrolling consumers in LinkedIn Premium or LP subscriptions, but it also claims that LinkedIn does not fulfill the requirements of Oregon’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL).  Read more

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Frey Brothers “Free Trials” Create Subscriptions Class Action

Frey Brothers, Inc. makes products for laundry, home, and personal care. One way that it markets its products is through free trial offers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Frey’s free trials are misleading and that its fine print describes these not as “Free Samples” but as “Sample to Subscription.”  Read more

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Cerebral Telemedicine Subscription Services and Cancellations Class Action

Cerebral, Inc. provides what sounds like a convenient “mental health subscription” telemedicine service that offers therapy and counseling as well as medication for things like ADHD, anxiety, and depression, all at a monthly price. But the complaint for this class action claims that Cerebral does not provide what it promises and that it makes it  Read more

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YouTube Automatic Renewal Subscriptions Violate Oregon ARL Class Action

Google, LLC, doing business as YouTube, and YouTube, LLC are the defendants in this Oregon class action about automatic renewals. The complaint alleges that the companies have subjected consumers to an illegal automatic renewal subscription plan for special YouTube content and services. The complaint alleges that the auto renewals violate Oregon’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL).  Read more

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Noom Autorenewal Subscription Settlement

Noom, Inc. is paying $56 million in cash and more in subscription credits to settle a class action about its autorenewal and cancellation practices. The complaint alleged that Noom violated common law and state laws by not adequately disclosing the autorenewal offer terms and not providing a simple online way to cancel subscriptions.  Read more

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Optavia Weight Loss Products Automatic Renewals California Class Action

California has a fairly specific law on the subject of automatic renewals. The complaint for this class action alleges that Optavia, LLC and its parent company, Medifast, Inc., violated this law with an automatic renewal plan for Optavia weight loss products sold to consumers. According to the complaint, the companies did not provide the disclosures  Read more

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Streamlabs Unwitting Sign-Ups for Auto-Renewal Subscriptions Class Action

Is a donation accompanied by a GIF enough to get you signed up to an automatically renewing subscription for Streamlabs Pro? The complaint for this class action alleges that this is so, and that Streamlabs, LLC is signing up people who never so much as expressed interest in having a subscription to its software.  Read more

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