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Snapchat, YOLO, LMK and Suicides from Cyberbullying Class Action

Carson Bride, a sixteen-year-old, committed suicide after being cyberbullied on mobile phone apps. The complaint brings suit against the companies behind those apps: Snap, Inc., which owns Snapchat; YOLO Technologies, which owns YOLO, and LightSpace, Inc., which owns LMK. Among the claims are strict liability, negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation, among other things.  Read more

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Epic Games Contracts with Minors for Purchases in Fortnite Class Action

Minors may be able to break contracts they make without adult input. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Epic Games, Inc., alleging it misleads and manipulates minors into making contracts with it, to use real money to buy virtual currency and objects, for use in the game Fortnite, and in the end,  Read more

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Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat Marketing Claims Minnesota Class Action

This is one of a number of class actions filed against Evenflo, Inc. about its Big Kid booster sear and the claims the company makes for it. The complaint makes two contentions: that the booster seat was not safe for children who weigh less than forty pounds, and that the seat’s side impact safety was  Read more

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YouTube, Google Collection and Using Minors’ Info Massachusetts Class Action

“Certain YouTube channels are plainly directed to children under the age of thirteen,” says the complaint for this class action. In fact, it claims that Google, the owner of YouTube, is collecting and exploiting information on minors for gain. The complaint alleges violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  Read more

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TikTok Data Collection from Children Settlement

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached in a class action against a group of related companies—Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd., Musical.ly, Inc., Musical.ly the Cayman Islands Corporation, and TikTok Inc.—over practices of the app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok. The complaint alleged that the companies violated federal and state privacy laws, including the Children’s Online Privacy  Read more

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YouTube Channels Unlawful Collection of Info on Minors Class Action

This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and YouTube, LLC, which operate YouTube, and against certain child-related companies that operate “monetized channels” on YouTube. The complaint alleges that “the Google Defendants and each of the Channel Owner Defendants caused the personal information of children viewing their channels to be collected for the purpose of  Read more

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Juul Labs Cases Combined into Single MDL Action in Northern California

When a number of plaintiffs sue the same defendant on the same issues, with common questions of fact, cases can be combined in what’s called multi-district litigation (MDL). That’s what’s happening in the combining of multiple cases against Juul Labs, Inc. into the multi-district case In re: Juul Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products  Read more

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Juul Labs E-Cigarettes Target Minors Massachusetts Class Action

This class action against Juul Labs, Inc. asserts that Juul’s “unfair and deceptive trade practices misled” minors “into use of its highly addictive e-cigarette products.” The e-cigarettes, the complaint claims, were “unreasonably dangerous” yet were marketed and sold to minors.  Read more

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Fortnite Game Lures Minors into In-App Purchases Class Action

Epic Games, Inc. permits free downloads of its video games, including the game Fortnite, which is aimed at children. However, the free games aren’t always entirely free; they may involve in-app purchases. The complaint for this class action asking for a declaratory judgment confirming “a minor’s right to disaffirm in-app purchases…” That is, the complaint  Read more

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Juul Products, Minors, Addiction, and Health Risks Class Action

The hazards of smoking are well-known. But what about the hazards of vaping? In this Florida class action, a mother brings suit against Juul Labs, Inc., claiming that her two sons have become addicted to Juul products and that Juul does not properly disclose the amounts of nicotine in and other hazards.   Read more

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