Class action lawsuits occur when a group of people, who are represented by one person in that group, sue a defendant for the same reason. If the plaintiff wins, everyone in the group that is suing wins money. They are pretty common in the corporate world due to the number of things that could go wrong for a big company. This is good news for you since it means that you might be owed money.
When it comes to filing for class action lawsuits, it is important that you act with haste. All of the following lawsuit have a deadline for which a claim must be filed. If you do not file a claim before the deadline, you will miss out on potential payment.
However, you are not entitled to receive lawsuit money simply because you used a product or service from the company in the past. There are certain requirements you must meet and you have to file a claim. All of this will be explained for each of the following lawsuits.
Without further ado, here are some recent lawsuits filed against popular companies.
Sam's Club and Walmart Same-Sex Spouse
If you had a spouse of the same sex and were employed by Sam's Club or Walmart for any period of time between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013, you might be eligible for a settlement.
Sam's Club and Walmart were accused of discriminating against same-sex couples that they employed by not awarding health care benefits to them. The company changed their policy regarding this issue on January 1, 2014.
Filing a claim for this lawsuit has the potential to return up to $5,000 a year for three years.
If you fit the requirements, you should not waste any time before filing a claim.
Home City Ice
If you were a purchaser of bagged ice during the period of January 1, 2001, and March 6, 2008, you could be eligible for a class action lawsuit filed against The Home City Ice Co., Arctic Glacier Inc., and all of their affiliates.
This lawsuit comes after the makers of the packaged ice were accused of illegally fixing the prices, causing inflation.
This lawsuit has the potential to earn you $1 for each bag purchased without a receipt, up to 12 bags. If you have receipts, you can earn $2 for every bag you purchased after the initial 12 bag claims.
Method and Ecover Cleaning Products
If you purchased all-natural cleaning products from either Method or Ecover during the time period of August 1, 2010, through April 27, 2017, you could be eligible for some of the settlement money.
This lawsuit occurred because the manufacturer labeled these products as all-natural, despite containing synthetic ingredients.
You have the potential to receive $1 per item, for 8 items if you do not have receipts. If you still have the receipts, you can file a claim for any amount that you purchased.
First Family Insurance TCPA
Telemarketing calls are annoying, but if you received one from First Family Insurance TCPA at any time dating back to October 24, 2010, and you are on the National Do Not Call Registry, you were actually pretty lucky.
First Family Insurance was sued because they potentially violated federal law by calling numbers without checking to see if they were on the Do Not Call Registry.
If you received a phone call from them, you might be able to receive up to $70 from this settlement.
Wells Fargo Mortgage Fee
If you took out a mortgage with Wells Fargo during the time period of May 6, 2005, and July 1, 2010, you might be eligible for this lawsuit.
Wells Fargo was accused of falsely inflating the fee for getting a broker's price opinion.
If this occurred to you, you might be able to receive up to $113 by filing a claim.
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