Arby’s, Fitbit, and 5 More Class Action Settlements You Might Be Eligible For

Andres Urena

Time to check your receipts. You could be entitled to a portion of millions of dollars from a class action settlement.

Check out this list of lawsuits being filed this year and see if you qualify for any.

Arby’s

Between Oct. 8, 2016 and Jan. 12, 2017, the popular fast food chain suffered a data breach that set off this class action suit. If you made a debit or credit card purchase at certain Arby’s restaurants in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 and identity theft protection.

For a full list of locations and more information, click here. The deadline to submit a claim is July 13. 

Asahi Beer

Asahi Beer was marketed as a beer brewed in Japan, but in reality, it was made in Canada. This deceptive marketing campaign sparked a class action suit, and if you purchased Asahi Beer – even without proof of purchase – you could be awarded up to $10 in compensation.

Class members must have purchased Asahi Beer between April 5, 2013 and December 20, 2018. To file a claim, click here. 

Experian

If you were affected by Experian’s 2015 data breach, you could be eligible for compensation. About 15 million consumers were affected, according to the suit, and Experian agreed to pay $22 million as part of the settlement.

All class members can receive $40 plus two years of free credit monitoring services, but if you faced any damages from the breach you could be in line for more. The deadline to file a claim is April 11.

Samsung

Some Samsung top-loading washing machines allegedly had defects that caused the lids to come off, damaging the area around the washer, according to this class action settlement. If you purchased one of their specified top-loading washers you could be a member of the suit.

Samsung did issue a recall of defective washing machines in 2016, but some consumers argued that they did not learn of this in time to get a refund back then.

This settlement has several tiers:

  • The Enhanced Minimum Recall Rebate is for Class Members who received a rebate as part of the recall. These Class Members can receive a percentage of the difference between the rebate amount the estimated purchase price of the washer.
  • The Recall Repair Additional Benefit is for consumers who received a repair under the recall. Class Members can receive cash rebate ranging from $25 to $85 toward the purchase of another Samsung appliance.
  • Top Separation Relief is available to Class Members whose Samsung washing machine lids separated. These Class Members may receive a full refund of the purchase price of the washer and up to $400 reimbursement for certain expenses.
  • The Recall Repair Commitment is available to customers who opted to have their washer repaired under the recall. These Class Members can receive the repair from a Samsung Authorized Service Provider or a $50 cash-equivalent card if the repair cannot be completed or is not effective.
  • Drain Pump Failure Relief is available to Class Members who experienced a drain pump failure in their washer. These consumers may be able to receive a repair or reimbursement for their drain pump and up to $400 reimbursement of certain expenses resulting from the drain pump failure.

The deadline to submit a claim is Aug. 6. 

American Power and Gas

If you received a robocall from American Power and Gas LLC between June 14, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2018, you could get an estimated $100 from this class action settlement. The company allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making automated calls to consumers without their consent. To file a claim before April 2, click here.

Vizio Inc.

If you own a Vizio Smart TV, you could be eligible for this settlement. The class action suit alleged that the company collected information from smart TV owners without their consent between Feb. 1, 2014 and Feb. 6, 2017. If you connected your smart TV to the internet between those dates, you could qualify for a chunk of this $17 million settlement. The deadline to file a claim is April 29.

Fitbit

According to this class action suit, Fitbit’s sleep tracker does not work as advertised. Fitbit owners in 13 states are eligible for this settlement if they connected their device to the internet and signed up with an email address. Fitbit Flex, One and Ultra were affected. To see if you’re eligible and to file a claim, click here.

 

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