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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Diocese of Syracuse Child Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests Class Action

A horrifying story of sexual abuse suffered at the hands of three priests is the heart of this class action. The complaint names as defendants the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as the three priests, a bishop, and a Victim Assistant Coordinator.  Read more

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Olympic Gymnastics Training Facility Sexual Abuse of Minors Class Action

As a minor, plaintiff Marcia Frederick was an elite-level gymnast who won world-class competitions. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that she was also the subject of sexual abuse by her coach, Richard Carlson. The complaint also alleges that those who could have stopped the abuse did nothing, nor did they report it,  Read more

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Adobe ACCP Refusal to Allow Minors to Disaffirm Class Action

Adobe makes a suite of tools called Adobe Creative Cloud Platform (ACCP), which charges a subscription fee to permit persons age 13 and older to develop and distribute creative content. But children who are 13 years old are not adults, and this class action alleges that Adobe must allow them, their parents, or their guardians  Read more

Subway Surfers Collection of Children’s Data for Commercial Use Class Action

This class action is brought by the parents of children who played the game Subway Surfer via Smartphone apps. The complaint alleges that the game’s developers and partners embedded blocks of code in the game which extracted the children’s personally identifying information for commercial exploitation, a practice the complaint alleges is forbidden under the Children’s  Read more