Vizio Smart TVs
April 2016: Fifteen lawsuits making similar allegations against Vizio were transferred to a court in California to be heard together. (In Re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, MDL No. 2693, United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation)
Late 2015/Early 2016: Since November 2015, multiple class-action lawsuits have been filed against Cognitive Media Network and Vizio, Inc. for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose that Vizio Smart TVs have tracking software, software that allows the companies to track consumer’s TV-viewing activities. According to the complaints, average consumers do not have the technical expertise to uncover the tracking software and therefore rely on the companies to adequately disclose that fact. In addition, the complaints allege that the companies track consumers’ activities without their consent.
To see some of the complaints, click on the case information below.
- Anderson et al v. Vizio, Inc. and Cognitive Media Networks, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-409, N.D. Cal.
- Hodges et al v. Vizio, Inc. and Cognitive Media Networks, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-2090, C.D. Cal.
- Mason et al v. Vizio Holdings, Inc. et al, Case No. 15-cv-11288, N.D. Ill.
- Milewski et al v. Vizio Holdings, Inc., Vizio, Inc., and Cognitive Media Networks, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-156, C.D. Cal.
- Ogle et al v. Vizio, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-754, E.D. Ark.
- Reed et al v. Cognitive Media Networks, Inc. and Vizio, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-5217, N.D. Cal.
- Sloan et al v. Vizio, Inc. and Cognitive Media Networks, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-2166, C.D. Cal.
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