Every year, millions of dollars are left on the table in unclaimed settlement funds. In some cases, this is simply because people are unaware of their rights to claim settlement money – or are confused as to what's involved in staking their claims.
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Johnson & Johnson settled claims that it falsely advertised its “bedtime” baby products as being “clinically proven” to help babies sleep better. If you bought one or more of Johnson’s bedtime products between July 1, 2010 and August 31, 2016 you may be able to get your money back.
This settlement is open to anyone who bought at least one of a slew of WEN hair care products between November 1, 2007 and September 19, 2016. If you had an adverse reaction to the products and it’s well documented, you could claim up to $20,000.
Navient recently settled claims that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by placing unsolicited calls to consumers' phones. If you were robocalled by Navient between May 4, 2011 and January 26, 2017, you may be able to claim $350.
When a class action lawsuit settles, people who could collect part of the settlement may receive a letter in the mail or an e-mail that contains instructions on how to claim their money or refunds. In some cases, however, attorneys working on the case have no way of gathering the contact information of people who could claim part of a final settlement. In these cases, notice of the settlement may be posted in newspapers, magazines or online. In either case, there is no guarantee that everyone who could collect their portion of a settlement will come forward to claim their money.
In some cases, it goes right back to the company that was sued.
Class action lawsuits are designed to hold companies accountable for misleading and deceiving their customers. When a case settles, the attorneys who handled the case will collect a percentage of the settlement or receive a fee award separate from the settlement. The lawyers get paid, and so should you. Don’t leave your money on the table – it could very well be returned to the defendant, leaving little encouragement for big corporations to change their ways.
This settlement covers anyone who bought Method or Ecover brand products between August 1, 2010 and April 27, 2017. The lawsuit claimed the products were deceptively marketed as "natural" when they actually contain synthetic ingredients.
This settlement puts to rest claims that Visionworks' "Buy One, Get One Free" advertisements were defective. Ohio and Illinois residents who made a "BOGO" purchase from Visionworks may be able to claim compensation.
Home City has settled claims that it participated in an antitrust scheme to fix the price of packaged ice. Anyone who bought ice from Home City between January 2007 and March 6, 2008 may be able to get in on the settlement.
Kia has recently settled claims that that certain 2003-2006 Kia Sorento vehicles contained defective crankshaft pulley bolts. If you own(ed) or lease(d) one of the affected vehicles, you may be able to claim compensation for repairs.
EOTech recently settled claims that certain holographic weapon sights it manufactured were defective. If you bought the allegedly defective sights on or before February 15, 2017 this settlement may have you covered.
Popular kombucha maker GT has agreed to settle claims that its labels are deceptive. If you bought one of several GT Kombucha products between March 11, 2011 and February 27, 2017 you may be able to claim a part of the settlement.
The United States Army & Air Force Exchange Service has agreed to settle a wage and hour lawsuit. If you worked night shifts for AAFES between November 1, 2008 and April 22, 2016, you may be able to claim a portion of this settlement.
Anyone who bought one of several Iovate Hydroxycut products (listed on the settlement website) between May 2, 2009 and February 15, 2017 may be able to get some of their money back thanks to this settlement.
Quorn Foods settled claims that it failed to disclose that the "mycoprotein" it uses in its products is actually a form of mold. If you bought Quorn Products between January 26, 2012 and December 14, 2016, you may qualify for reimbursement.
Certain people who bought Pro Armor brand utility vehicle doors may be able to claim compensation. If you bought the allegedly defective doors between June 11, 2010 and June 11, 2014, be sure to check out this settlement.
Senco Brands Inc. has settled claims that it sent unsolicited fax messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. If you received one on or after September 5, 2010, you may be included in this settlement.
Nissan has agreed to settle claims that it failed to disclose the risks and pay for repairs caused by allegedly defective power valve screws in its Pathfinder, Sentra and Altima vehicles. If you bought or leased a 2001-2004 Pathfinder or a 2002-2005 Altima or Sentra in California, you may be able to claim compensation.
TalentBin recently settled claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If you were the subject of a TalentBin candidate profile between October 2, 2013 and August 8, 2016, this settlement may have you covered.
If, between January 2009 and October 19, 2016, you paid Loancare for a hazard, flood, flood-gap or wind-only LPI Policy, you may be able to claim compensation from this force-placed insurance settlement.
Hyland's recently settled claims that it made misleading statements about the effectiveness of certain childrens' homeopathic products. If you bought one of several products listed on the settlement website between March 8, 2008 and March 30, 2017, you may be eligible for compensation.
You may be able to claim a part of this settlement if you bought an uncoated Coleman, York, Luxaire, Fraser-Johnson, Dayton, Guardian, Champion or Evcon brand copper evaporator coil between January 2008 and November 22, 2016.
Sony has settled claims that it compromised the personal information of its employees during a cyberattack in 2014. If you were working as a corporate or production employee at Sony during the 2014 cyberattack, you may be able to claim part of this settlement.
Settlement provides up to 80% of the cost of installing the siding
If, as of September 30, 2013, you owned a home, residence or building in the United States that had CertainTeed Weatherboards Fiber Cement siding installed, you may have an eligible claim in the settlement.
If you bought a Kenmore grill (manufactured between October 2011 and September 30, 2014) from Sears, you may be qualified to claim up to $300. The lawsuit claimed the affected grills were sold with defective firebox trays that would rust and fail prematurely. A list of affected model numbers can be found on the settlement site.
Settlement provides $10-$30 per linear foot of pipe
You are a class member if you own or owned a commercial or residential building in which a fire sprinkler system using Poz-Lok pipe was installed.
Another alleged proponent of the recent diesel emissions scandal, Robert Bosch LLC settled claims that it supplied the emissions software installed in Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles. If you owned or leased one of the vehicles included in the scandal (full list on the settlement website), you may be able to claim compensation.
A settlement fund has been set up to be used for the repair of buildings, residences and homes that were installed with the Kitec plumbing system and suffered damages. Consumers can receive a partial refund for the cost to repair or replace fittings, pipes and water damage.
Settlement provides up to $100,000/leak
The class action claiming Zurn sold defective pipe fittings to the public has now been settled. Owners of buildings, homes and other structures containing the F1807 fittings may qualify to take part in the settlement.
The lawsuit against Electrolux claimed certain dryers were defective and could catch fire. A settlement has now been reached, granting compensation to class members who own an Electrolux dryer manufactured between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011.
Class members are defined as owners of buildings with CertainTeed Organic Shingles manufactured after July 1, 1987. The settlement provides compensation for the cost of replacing the roof, dependent upon damage.
Essex Property Trust Inc. has settled claims that it improperly increased its rental property rates for Fremont, California tenants. If you were a resident or tenant between September 4, 2010 and February 3, 2016, you may be able to claim compensation.
Claims concerning the durability of certain Timberline Shingles have now been settled. Those eligible to take part in the settlement include anyone who owns GAF Timberline shingles manufactured between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2007.
Anyone is generally included in this class settlement if they own or owned buildings or residences built on or after January 1, 2002 that contain (or contained) Uponor yellow brass fittings.