Barnstormers Basketball of Iowa Coach Abuse Settlement

Barnstormers Basketball, Inc. and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. are settling a class action with a payment of $1.9 million. The complaint alleged that Barnstormers co-director and coach Gregory Scott Stephen victimized participants who were minors by procuring nude images and recordings of them. It claimed that Barnstormers was negligent in  Read more

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Apple Photos App Collects Biometrics Illinois BIPA Class Action

This class action claims that Apple, Inc. collects, stores, and uses biometrics, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), via its Photos App. The complaint alleges that Apple not only does not fulfill BIPA’s requirements when it collects the information but also that it profits from the biometrics, which the law prohibits.  Read more

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Meta, Facebook, Instagram Exploitation of Minors Class Action

Facebook claims to connect people: “It’s what we do.” This class action sues Meta Platforms, Inc. and related companies (Faceboook Holdings, LLLC, Facebook Operations, LLC, Facebook Technologies, LLC, and Instagram, LLC), alleging that they permit children younger than thirteen to sign up easily, produce addictive or compulsive behavior in them, and target by gender in  Read more

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Genshin Impact Right of Minors to Disaffirm Purchases Class Action

Genshin Impact (GI) is a game offered by Cognosphere, LLC and miHoYo Co., Ltd. that is supposedly free to play. However, it managed to attain the highest first-year launch revenue ever for a game because it offers in-game currency and items for purchase with it. The complaint for this class action alleges that much of  Read more

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Pornhub Profits from Videos of Underage Children Class Action

The defendants in this case are companies related to Pornhub (MindGeek USA, Inc., MindGeek SARL, MG Freesites, Ltd, and others). The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe. The complaint alleges that the companies “have knowingly benefited financially from … videos posted to their various websites featuring victims who had not yet reached the age  Read more

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Huntington Beach Oil Spill Effects on Children Class Action

Like a number of recent class actions, this one sets responsibility for the Huntington Beach Oil Spill on three companies: Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, LLC, and Sam Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. Because they did not prevent the pipeline rupture or stop the oil from escaping promptly, the complaint alleges, children are being affected  Read more

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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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