Class action lawsuits take place when 20 or more people have the same claim against an organization or individual. They only take one person to get the ball rolling, and countless cases across the United States have been fought and won. These are eight current cases that the public deserves to know about.
1. Boy Scout Childhood Abuse
With 1,247 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) files detailing instances of molestation and sexual abuse by Boy Scout leaders, all between 1965 and 1984, you would think that these pedophiles would be banned from their positions and the organization.
Unfortunately, the organization has failed to keep abusers out of Boy Scout leadership positions, leading to continual abuse. This class action lawsuit focuses on taking legal action against the BSA and their scoutmasters, volunteers, and employees.
2. Roundup Weed Killer
Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, has caused countless forms of cancer. Gardeners, farmers, and agricultural laborers are all affected by non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. With the high number of cases, a class action lawsuit has formed.
3. TDF HIV Drugs
The TDF drug for HIV was toxic, but Gilead Sciences came up with a less dangerous version for patients. Unfortunately, the company chose to withhold this new version of the drug from the market. As a result, people continue to take the more toxic version instead of receive the treatment they deserve.
4. JUUL Vaporizer
This lawsuit focuses on minors using Juul products prior to November 2018. The lawsuit alleges that Juul’s marketing tactics were designed to sell to minors, causing lifelong addiction and health effects. If you or a loves one falls into this lawsuit’s category, hire a civil litigation attorney immediately.
5. Pennsylvania Child Sexual Abuse
This Pennsylvania lawsuit focuses on the Catholic church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the BSA in regard to sexual abuse of minors. Countless leaders in each organization have been found guilty of molestation and rape.
6. California Child Sexual Abuse
Like the Pennsylvania class action lawsuit, this one focuses on the same groups in the state of California. Molestation, rape, and sexual abuse are the charges. Survivors, even if they are now adults, can seek compensation.
7. Talcum Powder
Talcum powder products, like Johnson’s Baby Powder, increases the risk of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. If you have suffered a talc-related injury, then you have the right to seek compensation through this class action lawsuit.
8. Data Breach
Data breaches happen at an alarming rate. There are multiple class action lawsuits taking place across the country against organizations who guaranteed their customer’s safety. Marriott, Equifax, Yahoo, and Exactics are all currently open cases.
Continuing the Fight
Class action lawsuits form all the time. Keep your eyes open for ones that may be related to injuries or abuse you have suffered, either recently or in the past. When more people fall behind one of these lawsuits, there’s a better chance for the courts to see how people were impacted. Don’t sit idly by. Talk to a class action lawyer today.