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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If you own, lease or previously leased a 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2008 Tundra or a 2005-2008 Sequoia, you may be able to claim compensation for repairs on the allegedly rust-prone trucks.
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.
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.
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.
If your NYPD issued criminal court summons was dismissed for legal insufficiency and lacked probable cause between May 25, 2007 and January 25, 2017, You may be able to claim a part of this settlement.
This settlement covers anyone who bought one of several Similasan homeopathic products (the full list can be found on the settlement site) between February 10, 2008 and April 12, 2017.
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.