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Claim Your Compensation from These Open Class Action Settlements

Claim Your Compensation from These Open Class Action Settlements

Class action settlements are an easy way for low income Americans to get some extra cash and seek justice against companies that may have harmed them. That’s why I love telling people about these open settlements!

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In this article, we’ll explain what class action settlements are, why you need to be aware of them, and how you can claim your cash from them. We also include a list of open class action settlements, which we update regularly for accuracy.

About Class Action Settlements

Class action settlements can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the legal terminology. Let’s quickly explain what they are before we get into the list of the currently open settlements.

What are class action settlements?

Class action settlements are when a bunch of people who have the same problem with a company come together to take legal action, and then they all get paid after the case is solved without going to trial.

Basically, it allows a group of people who have been harmed to take action together so they don’t each have to use the company individually. This makes the process easier for low income people who may not be able to afford to fight a big company’s attorneys.

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“A class action is a type of legal action where one or more people sue on their own behalf individually, and also on behalf of a group — or a class of individuals — who have similar claims,” explained Jeff Feldman, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law. “Class actions typically involve things like defective or harmful products, environmental or pollution claims, securities fraud cases, mass casualties, like aircraft accidents. They all have in common that they are cases where a defendant’s conduct affects a large number of people in a similar manner.”

What happens if I don’t file a claim?

If you don’t file a claim in a class action settlement, you won’t get any money from the settlement.

If you don’t take action to opt-out of the settlement, you also give up the right to sue the company on your own for the same issue in the future.

Many people who are eligible for class action settlements but don’t take action on time lose their ability to ever receive compensation for the damages they experienced.

How do I file a claim?

Filing a claim is very easy and usually only takes a few moments. You just need to fill out the claim form on the official settlement website. In many cases, you do not need to provide any proof of purchase or other documentation in order to file your claim.

For example, when I filed a claim for the Verizon Administrative Charges Settlement, it took less than 90 seconds to claim my $100 payment. I did not have to upload any information or anything. I just needed to use the code in the email I received, verify my contact information and payment details, and hit submit. It could not have been easier.

Current Class Action Settlements

Class action settlements are constantly changing. New ones open and close all the time. That’s why we update this list every week to make sure that you have the most up-to-date information possible.

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Stay informed and check back frequently to explore the newest openings in class action settlements and ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel or email newsletter for regular updates because we always include the latest class action settlements in our weekly resource recaps.

For your convenience, we have marked settlements that have estimated payouts of more than $100 in red so that you can easily find them. However, please remember that even small payouts can add up!

Empress Ambulance Data Breach

If your data was revealed during the Empress EMS data breach in July 2022, you may be eligible for part of this settlement. When you file your claim, you will need to choose between a cash fund payout or reimbursements for documented losses.

File your claim on the Empress Ambulance Data Breach settlement site by April 8, 2024.

AMC Online Privacy Settlement

If you registered for an account with Acorn TV, ALLBLK, AMC+, HIDIVE, Shudder, or SundanceNow, you may be eligible for this settlement. You could receive a cash payment as well as a free one-week subscription to AMC+ streaming services.

File your claim at AMC Online Privacy Settlement site by April 9, 2024.

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Universal Credit Services – $194 est.

If you applied for a mortgage between April 8, 2020, and October 13, 2023, and a credit report (from TransUnion, Equifax, or Experian) incorrectly marked you as deceased, you might be eligible for this class action settlement.

File your claim on the Hinckel Settlement website by April 13, 2024.

Lincare Holdings Data Breach

If your personal information was revealed during the Lincare Holdings data breach in September 2021, you may be eligible for this. When you file your claim, you will have to choose between four different compensation options depending on how you were affected by the breach.

File your claim at Lincare Holdings Data Breach site by April 15, 2024.

SunTrust Investment Services Discrimination

If you worked as a financial advisor for SunTrust Investment Services and self-identified as African American and/or Black between June 24, 2014, and February 17, 2021, you might be eligible for this class action settlement.

You need to file your claim on the SunTrust Settlement website by April 15, 2024.

Verizon Administrative Charges Settlement – $100 est.

Verizon customers who had an open postpaid account between January 1, 2016 and November 8, 2023, may be eligible for a payout from their upcoming settlement.

You need to file your claim on the Verizon Administrative Charges Settlement site by April 15, 2024.

Tampa Bay Times Tracking

If you subscribed to the Tampa Bay Times or got their email newsletter and watched videos on their site between January 18, 2021, and December 28, 2023, you might be part of this settlement. This only applies if you also had a Facebook account at that time.

You need to file your claim on the Times Publishing Company VPPA Settlement website by April 16, 2024.

Guardian Analytics Data Breach – $250

If your personal information as compromised during the breach that occurred between November 27, 2022 and January 22, 2023, then you may be entitled to compensation. This breach affected Guardian Analytics, Actimize Inc and Webster Bank.

This settlement will provide up to $100 for time spent dealing with the breach, up to $250 for ordinary expenses or up to $5,000 for documented expenses. To claim the lost time, you merely need to self-attest that you spent that time dealing with the breach.

You need to file your claim at Webster Class Action Settlement by April 24, 2024.

Infinity Healthcare Fees (Wisconsin Only)

If you were a patient with Wisconsin Infinity Healthcare and paid over $1 per page for your health records since April 18, 2013, you might be included in this settlement.

You need to file your claim on the Infinity Healthcare Settlement page by April 26, 2024.

Generic Pharmaceutical Pricing

If you purchased at least one of 159 specific generic medications between May 1, 2009, and December 31, 2019, you may be eligible for this settlement. The settlement is the result of an antitrust complaint, in which it was alleged that these pharmaceutical manufacturers were conspiring together to fix prices.

You need to file your claim at Generic Drugs Direct Purchaser Settlement by May 6, 2024.

Norvant Health Data Privacy

If your personal information was potentially shared with third parties during visits to Novant Health’s websites or the MyChart patient portal between May 1, 2020, and August 12, 2022, you may be included in this settlement.

You need to file your claim at NH Privacy Settlement by May 6, 2024.

Haemonetics Biometric Data (Illinois Only) – $250 est.

If you scanned your finger at a plasma donation facility in Illinois and your information was shared with or stored by Haemonetics between February 4, 2016, and February 8, 2024, you might be eligible for this settlement.

File your claim on the Haemonetics BIA Settlement website by May 9, 2024.

Robinhood Referral Texts (Washington Only) – $90 est.

If you live in Washington and got a text message from Robinhood’s referral program between August 9, 2017, and February 13, 2024, you might be part of this settlement.

File your claim on the Robinhood Referral Settlement website by May 13, 2024.

Mayo Foundation Data Privacy – $540-$700 est.

If you directly bought the Mayo Clinic Health Letter and your information was shared with third parties between June 16 and July 30, 2016, you might be included in this settlement. Check the Class List on the settlement website to see if you’re eligible.

Get the details on the Health Letter PPPA Settlement website. If you’re eligible, make sure to file your claim by May 15, 2024!

LasikPlus Settlement

If you visited LasikPlus or Joffe MediCenter for a Lasik surgery consultation but declined the surgery because you didn’t qualify for the advertised price of $300 per eye, you may be owed some money from this settlement.

If you qualify, search your email inbox or regular mailbox for a letter with your Claim ID. If you find it, you can file your claim on the LasikPlus Settlement website. If you don’t, you can call the claim administrator at (877) 871-0504 for assistance. Claims are due by May 20, 2024.

Apple iPhone Audio – up to $349

If you experienced audio issues with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus at any point from September 16, 2016, to January 3, 2023, you may be eligible for coverage under this settlement.

You need to file your claim at Smartphone Audio Settlement by June 3, 2024.

Walmart Weighted Groceries Settlement – up to $500

If you bought weighted groceries or bagged citrus from a Walmart in the United States or Puerto Rico between October 19, 2018 and January 19, 2024, you may be owed some money. Weighted goods include things like ground beef, spiral hams, turkeys, seafood and other items that are sold by weight.

The amount you qualify for will depend on how much you bought and whether you still have your receipts:

  • $10 if you do not have receipts but bought up to 50 weighted goods or bagged citrus.
  • $15 if you do not have receipts but bought 51 – 75 weighted goods or bagged citrus.
  • $20 if you do not have receipts but bought 76 – 100 weighted goods or bagged citrus.
  • $25 if you do not have receipts but bought 101 or more weighted goods or bagged citrus.
  • Up to $500 if you do have receipts, proof of purchase or documentation showing how much you bought. They’ll owe you 2% of whatever you spent on qualifying items.

Of course, the exact amount of the payments may be reduced if too many people file claims. You can file yours online at Walmart Weighted Groceries Settlement by June 5, 2024.

Vivint FCRA Settlement

If Vivint accessed your credit information without your permission, used it to open an account in your name, and then tried to collect payments from you for this fraudulent account between January 1, 2016, and January 16, 2024, you might be eligible for this settlement.

You must file your claim on the Vivint FCRA Settlement page by June 7, 2024.

Panera Bread Delivery Fee Settlement – Vouchers

You may be owed free Soup & Mac vouchers if you ordered Panera Bread for delivery between October 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021. You must have placed the order on either the Panera app or the Panera website to qualify.

File your claim online at Delivery Price Settlement by June 10, 2024.

DACA Loans from Discover Bank – up to $250 est.

If you had DACA status when you applied for a student, personal, or home loan from Discover between July 22, 2018, and February 29, 2024, you might be included in this settlement.

File your claim on the Lending Settlement DACA website by July 11, 2024.

Seresto Flea & Tick Collar Settlement

If you bought any Seresto product for your own use (not to sell) anywhere in the United States, its territories, or the District of Columbia up until July 8, 2024, you may qualify for a class action settlement.

File your claim on the Flea & Tick Collar Settlement website by July 23, 2024.

Lyft Wage Deductions (New York Only)

If you were a Lyft driver in New York and used the Lyft Driver app to give rides from October 11, 2015, to July 31, 2017, you might be covered by this settlement.

You need to file a claim on the Lyft NYAG Settlement website by July 29, 2024.

Philips CPAP Recall Settlement – $100+ est.

If you bought a Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator device that was part of a recall, you could be eligible for this settlement.

File your claim on the Respironics CPAP Settlement website by August 9, 2024.

FAQs about Class Action Settlements

We have received a multitude of inquiries regarding Class Action Settlements, and in this FAQ, we aim to provide comprehensive answers to the most frequently asked questions about them.

How can I find my Class Member ID?

If you didn’t see your settlement email but need to find your class member ID for a class action settlement, here’s what you can do:

  1. Check Your Email Inbox and Spam Folder: Sometimes, emails from class action settlements might be mistakenly marked as spam or get buried in your inbox. Look for emails from the settlement administrator or legal notices related to class actions.
  2. Visit the Settlement Website: Most class action settlements have a dedicated website where you can find information about the settlement, including how to claim your part. These websites often have FAQs and contact information if you need help.
  3. Contact the Settlement Administrator: If you can’t find the settlement email, the next best step is to contact the settlement administrator directly. Their contact information should be available on the settlement website. They can help you verify your participation in the settlement and provide your class member ID.
  4. Review the Official Settlement Notice: If you received a physical notice in the mail or saw an advertisement about the settlement, it might include information on how to contact the settlement administrator or how to access the settlement website.
  5. Consult with the Class Counsel: The attorneys representing the class (class counsel) might also be able to assist or direct you on how to find your class member ID or confirm your eligibility. Their contact information should be on the settlement website or in any official notices you might have received.

Remember, each class action settlement is unique, so the exact process for finding your class member ID may vary. Always make sure to reach out for assistance if you’re having trouble.

Are class action settlements worth it?

In my personal experience, yes! I spent less than 90 seconds claiming my check from the recent Verizon settlement, which is expected to be worth $100. I think $100 in 90 seconds is a great return.

Should I cash a class action settlement check?

Whether you should cash a class action settlement check depends on your individual circumstances and the details of the settlement. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Eligibility: Ensure that you are eligible to receive the settlement funds based on the terms and conditions outlined in the settlement agreement. If you meet the criteria and it’s from an authentic class action settlement, it’s generally safe to cash the check.
  2. Tax Implications: Consider the potential tax implications of the settlement. Some settlements may be taxable income, while others may not be. Consult with a tax professional or attorney to understand the tax treatment of the specific settlement you’re involved in.
  3. Adequacy of Compensation: Evaluate whether the settlement amount fairly compensates you for your losses or damages. If you believe the compensation is insufficient, you may want to explore your options for objecting to the settlement or opting out to pursue your own legal action. However, by the time that the class action settlement check is issued, you may have missed the deadline to exclude yourself from the settlement so you may not be able to pursue independent action against the company.
  4. Legal Advice: If you have any doubts or concerns about cashing the settlement check, it’s advisable to seek legal advice from an attorney who specializes in class action settlements. They can provide guidance based on your unique situation.
  5. Deadline: Be aware of any deadlines associated with cashing the check. Settlement checks often have expiration dates, so make sure to cash it within the specified timeframe.

Ultimately, the decision to cash a class action settlement check should be made after careful consideration of the factors mentioned above and consultation with professionals if needed.

Can you join a class action after settlement?

In most cases, you cannot join a class action lawsuit after the settlement has been finalized. Class action settlements typically have a specific period during which class members can opt in or opt out of the class. This period is usually determined by the court and is part of the legal process.

Once the settlement is approved and the opt-in/opt-out deadline has passed, class members who did not opt out are bound by the terms of the settlement, and they forfeit their right to bring individual legal actions related to the same claims covered by the class action.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In rare circumstances, if you can demonstrate that you were not adequately represented by the class representatives or their attorneys, or if you were not given proper notice of the class action, you may have a limited opportunity to challenge the settlement or seek additional remedies. It is advisable to consult with an attorney experienced in class action lawsuits to determine if any exceptions apply in your specific situation.

How long do class action settlements take?

The duration of class action settlements can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the number of class members, and the willingness of the parties involved to negotiate and reach an agreement.

Here are some key points to consider regarding the timeline of class action settlements:

  • Filing and Certification: Class action lawsuits typically begin with the filing of the complaint by the plaintiff or plaintiffs seeking class certification. The court must then decide whether to certify the class, which can take several months to years, depending on court schedules and the complexity of the case.
  • Discovery: Discovery is the process during which both sides gather evidence, which can also extend the timeline. Complex cases with extensive discovery can take longer to settle.
  • Negotiation: Once discovery is complete, the parties may engage in settlement negotiations. The duration of negotiations can vary widely. Some settlements may be reached relatively quickly, while others may require extensive back-and-forth discussions.
  • Court Approval: Once a settlement agreement is reached, it must be submitted to the court for approval. The court will review the terms of the settlement to ensure it is fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of the class members. Court approval can take additional time.
  • Notice to Class Members: After court approval, notice must be provided to all potential class members, allowing them to opt in or opt out of the settlement. This notice period can last for a specified period, often several months.
  • Distribution of Settlement Funds: After the opt-in/opt-out period has passed, and any objections or appeals have been resolved, the settlement funds are distributed to eligible class members. This can take some time, especially in cases with a large number of class members.

In summary, the duration of class action settlements can range from several months to several years, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Complex cases with numerous class members and extensive negotiations tend to take longer to settle, while simpler cases may reach a resolution more quickly. It’s important to consult with legal counsel for specific information about the timeline of a particular class action lawsuit.

Are class action settlements taxable?

“Lawsuit settlements are generally taxable, except for most cases of physical injury or physical sickness,” explained Travis Shreeve of Shreeve Landry CPAs. “Some lawsuit settlements have elements that are taxable and elements that are not taxable.  The difficulty of a class action lawsuit is that they might not be able to determine what amounts are for physical injuries and what amounts are not, therefore they may issue a 1099 that includes all settlement amounts as “other” income, a taxable amount. It’s best to work with a tax professional and talk through your situation with them to minimize your tax liability if there are significant physical injuries.”

Relief Recap

Class action settlements are an easy way for low income Americans to get justice and claim reimbursement from companies that have wronged them in some way. If you are eligible, you could receive compensation from the open settlements on this list. This article includes information about what class action settlements are, how they work, and which settlements are currently open so that you can claim your checks.

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