American Express, Garmin and LG Might Owe You Money. Here’s How to Find Out
Is there anything better than making sun tea in the summertime?
It’s practically a tradition in my household. But, like a lot of people, I struggle with my weight and try stick to low-calorie beverages whenever possible.
That’s why I was excited to see Stevia in the Raw sweetener for the first time. The package stated the sugar-substitute was “100% Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener.” Sweet!
Then a few months ago, I discovered the Stevia in the Raw manufacturer decided to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of falsely labeling its product as “natural.” I immediately filed a claim form to recoup some of the money I’ve spent on the sweetener over the years.
No receipts were needed -- and filing took me less than five minutes.
The Stevia settlement is now closed, but check out these six other open class-action settlements I found for you this month!
1. Vitamin Shoppe Supplement
If you bought Vitamin Shoppe’s Reservie Trans-Resveratrol supplement, you could get up to $25 from this class-action settlement.
The false labeling lawsuit accused the manufacturer of omitting the cheaper, non-organic ingredients from the product label to trick customers into believing the dietary supplement contained organic ingredients.
No proof of purchase is necessary, but you must file a claim no later than Sept. 23, 2016, to qualify.
2. Garmin Sport Watch
Did you buy a Garmin Forerunner 610 watch thinking it would be rain- and sweat-proof like it’s advertised? If so, you could get an extended warranty, replacement watch and/or even some cash!
The Garmin suit alleged the sport watch is defective and falls short of the advertising claims of helping runners “be the best [they] can be in preparation for a marathon.”
Class members have several options they can choose from, but need to file a claim by Sept. 28, 2016, to receive any benefits.
3. Decennial Census Background Check
If you applied for a 2010 decennial census job, but the criminal background check prevented you from advancing, you might qualify for this settlement.
A lawsuit accused the U.S. Census Bureau of discriminating against African-American and Latino applicants by using certain background check procedures to screen job applicants, violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
If you file a claim for the census settlement, you can either participate in a records assistance project to help resolve issues or mistakes in your criminal background record or receive advance notice for when hiring begins for the 2020 census.
If you’re interested in either of these benefits, you have until Sept. 10, 2016, to file a claim.
4. LG Front-Loading Washer
If you own an LG front-loading washing machine, you could qualify for either $35 in cash or a $105 washer rebate certificate from this recent settlement.
LG decided to settle an eight-year litigation battle over accusations that its front-loading washers have a design defect that causes mold and bacteria to build-up, creating noxious odors.
To benefit from this settlement, you must file a claim with either a picture of the washer’s serial number or a receipt by Oct. 10, 2016.
5. American Express Interest Rates
American Express cardholders whose accounts’ fixed annual percentage rates either increased or changed to a variable rate between 2005 and 2010 could get $32.50 from a class-action settlement.
Credit cards issued by AmEx with a fixed interest rate were not supposed to increase or change in any way unless the account was delinquent, according to the lawsuit.
To collect your cash, all you need to do is file a claim before Aug. 30, 2016.
6. Global Marketing Research TCPA
Did you get a call from Global Marketing Research Services without your consent? If so, you could get $15.
Global Marketing Research states that it made calls of a political nature to voters who included their phone numbers when they registered to vote, and therefore denies any laws were violated.
However, you can still claim your $15 from this settlement. Just file a claim form by Sept. 30, 2016.
Your turn: What settlements are you going to claim this month? Let us know when you get your checks!
Melissa LaFreniere is the News Editor of TopClassActions.com.