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7 Class-Action Settlements: Do These Brands Owe You Money?

Updated July 13, 2015
by Anne Bucher
Contributor

Did you know that you might be owed money by major brands? There are a number of open class action lawsuits and it typically takes just a few minutes to file a claim. If your claim is approved, you could get receive a check, free products and other benefits.

In June, I wrote about eight class-action settlements whose deadlines are approaching soon. If you shopped at Target, BevMo or Walgreens, you may be eligible to join. Some of them are still accepting claims, so see if you qualify! This month, I’m back to let you know about seven more popular settlements.

1. Kettle Brand Chips

Did you purchase Kettle brand chips that were marked as “natural,” “non-GMO,” “nothing artificial,” “reduced fat” or something similar? If so, you could be entitled to a payment of up to $20 from a class-action settlement!

Unless you submit a claim for more than 10 products, you don’t even need to submit proof of purchase. If you have proof of purchase, though, you can claim benefits for up to 20 eligible Kettle brand products. The deadline to file a claim is August 1, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

2. Arm & Hammer “Natural” Deodorant

Many companies have been accused of capitalizing on consumers’ growing health-consciousness by falsely advertising products as “natural,” even when they contain artificial or synthetic ingredients. Church & Dwight Co. recently agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it misled consumers by including the terms “Natural Deodorant” and “Natural Protection” on its Arm & Hammer Essentials deodorant, even though not all of the ingredients were natural.

If you purchased Arm & Hammer Essentials deodorant with the allegedly misleading label, you may be able to submit a claim for a $4 refund for each unit you purchased. The deadline to file a claim is September 2, 2015. Here’s where you can get more information.

3. PlayStation Network Data Breach

If you had a Sony PlayStation Network, Qriocity or Sony Online Entertainment account prior to May 15, 2011, you may have been affected by an unauthorized attack on some of Sony’s network platforms.

Sony has agreed to settle the data breach class-action lawsuit, and is offering a variety of benefits to eligible Class Members. Some of the benefits include virtual currency, free subscriptions, PS3 games or themes, or up to $2,500 reimbursement for theft-related charges. The deadline to file a claim is September 4, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

4. Ocwen, Assurant Force-Placed Insurance

Were you charged by Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC under a hazard, flood, flood-gap or wind insurance policy between January 1, 2008 and January 23, 2015? If so, you could be eligible for a cash payment or account credit from a class-action settlement.

Mortgage lender Ocwen and insurance giant Assurant Inc. have agreed to pay $140 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging they charged homeowners inflated premiums for insurance policies that were forced on the properties. The deadline to file a claim is September 9, 2015. Do you qualify? Find out here.

5. Chase Bank TCPA

Did you receive an automated call or text from Chase Bank on your cell phone that was either a collection call or was intended for someone else? If you received the call or text between July 1, 2008 and December 1, 2013, you may qualify for a cash payment from a class-action settlement.

Class Members who submit timely and valid claims will be eligible to receive up to $40 from the class-action settlement; however, that amount could increase depending on how many claims are filed. The claim filing deadline has been extended until September 10, 2015. Here’s where you can get more information.

6. Lenovo Ultrabook

If you own a Lenovo Ultrabook computer, you may be able to claim $100 in cash or a $250 certificate you can redeem for products on the Lenovo website.

The Lenovo settlement resolves a class-action lawsuit alleging the Ultrabook computers had a design defect that affected their ability to connect to Wi-Fi. Lenovo has also agreed to reimburse consumers for out-of-pocket expenses they incurred when trying to fix the connectivity issue. The deadline to file a claim is September 11, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

7. Transpacific Airlines

Have you traveled between the United States and Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Island since January 1, 2000? If so, you could be eligible to receive a cash payment.

Several airlines have agreed to settle class-action lawsuits that accused them of conspiring to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania. The deadline to file a claim is September 19, 2015. Here’s where you can find more information.

Your Turn: Are you going to file a claim for any of these settlements?

Anne Bucher is the Managing Editor of TopClassActions.com.

by Anne Bucher
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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