8 Class-Action Lawsuits: Ebay, Walmart and Kashi Might Owe You Money
I’ve had another busy month tracking down class-action settlements that will pay you cash!
Last month I told you about seven settlements that were accepting claims. This month, I’m back with a whopping eight class-action settlements with major companies like Walmart, LinkedIn, eBay and Nike.
There’s a good chance you qualify for free money from one of these settlements, so let’s get started!
If you purchased anything from Walmart, Sam’s Club or their websites (or if you were given an item from one of these retailers as a gift) and then returned it, you could be eligible for a $3 gift card from a class-action settlement.
This settlement resolves allegations Walmart failed to refund or credit the full amount of sales tax paid by consumers when they returned merchandise.
To qualify for benefits from this settlement, the item must have been returned between May 2, 2010 and July 16, 2015.
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 18, 2015. Learn more here.
EBay sellers who paid listing fees for a “Buy It Now” item between July 30, 2008 and Sept. 10, 2015 may be entitled to a payment of up to $15.
This eBay class action settlement resolves allegations that sellers were deprived of the full value of their listings if a prospective buyer selected the “Buy It Now” option, but failed to go through with the purchase because the item was automatically de-listed.
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 8, 2015. Find out more here.
Did you use LinkedIn’s “Add Connections” feature between Sept. 17, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014, only to find out that all of your email contacts were spammed with emails asking them to connect with you? If so, you could be entitled to at least $10 cash from a class-action settlement.
You might even receive more than $10, depending on how many claims are filed.
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 14, 2015. Learn more here.
4. The Warranty Group
If you received a call from The Warranty Group or American Residential Warranty, you could be eligible for a payment of up to $500.
The companies settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they made unauthorized calls to consumers, even those on the National Do Not Call Registry. This is a hefty payout, and who couldn’t use a few extra hundred dollars? Check to see if you qualify!
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 17, 2015. More information right here.
5. Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s Credit Card
Did you receive an automated call on your cell phone from Department Stores National Bank and/or FDS Bank for debt collection purposes regarding a Macy’s and/or Bloomingdale’s credit card account?
If so, you could be entitled to a cash payment of $750. To qualify, the calls must have been received between Sept. 3, 2009 and July 22, 2015.
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 29, 2015. Find out more.
6. Verizon Wireless
Consumers who had unauthorized Premium SMS charges for services such as ringtones, wallpapers, celebrity gossip and sports information by third parties on their Verizon Wireless phone bills since July 1, 2010 may be entitled to a full refund for the charges.
The actual amount each claimant receives depends on the number of charges that were placed on their bills. Do you qualify?
The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 31, 2015. Learn more here.
7. Nike+ FuelBand
Did you buy a Nike+ FuelBand to track your steps and find out how many calories you burn each day? If so, the product may not have performed as advertised, and you may be entitled to a $15 or $25 gift card. The settlement resolves allegations that the Nike+ FuelBand registers inaccurate readings and misleads users.
To qualify, you must have purchased your Nike+ FuelBand between Jan. 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015.
The deadline to file a claim is Jan. 4, 2016. More information is available here.
If you’re like me, you like to check food labels, and you’re willing to pay a little extra for natural products. Well, if you purchased Kashi products labeled as “all natural,” “100% natural,” or “nothing artificial,” you may be entitled to a payment of up to $27.70.
The settlement applies to anyone who who bought specific Kashi products between May 3, 2008 and Sept. 4, 2015. It resolves allegations Kashi misleadingly labeled some of its products as natural, even though they contained genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
This does not apply to residents of California -- they were covered by a separate settlement reached last year.
The deadline to file a claim is Jan. 19, 2016. Find out more.
Your Turn: Do you qualify for any of these class-action settlements? Let us know when you get your benefits!
Anne Bucher is the Managing Editor at TopClassActions.com.