If you’ve been wronged by a major company, class action lawsuits are some of your best options to get compensation. Although companies almost never admit wrongdoing in class action settlements, they do agree to pay consumers.
Here are class action lawsuits that, if eligible, you can get paid from so far this year.
Stonefire Flatbreads (Naan)
Anyone that has purchased the following Stonefire Naan products between November 16, 2013, and October 23, 2020, can claim $2.50 for each purchased product.
- Stonefire Original Naan
- Stonefire Roasted Garlic Naan
- Stonefire Whole Grain Naan
- Stonefire Organic Original Naan
- Stonefire Original Mini Naan
- Stonefire Ancient Grain Mini Naan
- Stonefire Naan Dippers
The lawsuit alleges that Stonefire’s marketing tactics are deceptive, claiming that the naan is baked in a conventional oven rather than the tandoor oven it’s being advertised as.
You can claim up to 5 products without proof of receipt and unlimited if you do have receipts.
File a claim here by February 18th, 2021
Synchrony Bank has reached a $2.9M settlement for allegedly violating the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) regarding unsolicited phone calls about accounts that didn’t belong to them.
Those that received a call from Synchrony Bank about an account that wasn’t theirs or if the call was using an automated dialing system or pre-recorded voice between June 1, 2016, and October 19, 2020, are eligible to file a cash claim.
Estimates are between $25-$50 depending on how many claims are filed. There is no proof or documentation required but only submit a claim if you had been affected by March 1, 2021.
ABB Optical Group LLC (Disposable Contact Lens)
Those who purchased disposable contact lens made by
- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
- Bausch & Lomb
between June 1, 2013, and December 4, 2018, are eligible to submit a claim to the $30.2M settlement reached with ABB Optical Group, LLC, on allegations of illegal price-fixing to inflate pricing for consumers.
Excluded from the settlement are those that purchased Bausch & Lomb contacts from 1-800-Contacts after July 1, 2015. The potential amount is to be determined and you must provide information on the type of contact lens, quantity, price, as well as the date and place of purchase to be eligible. Submit a claim by March 10th, 2021.
BMW recently settled a pair of class action suits, both of which will be accepting claim forms until March.
The first alleged that the coolant pump on a number of BMW vehicles was defective. The faulty pumps cost some BMW owners thousands of dollars in repairs, and the suit claimed that BMW was aware of the pump defects but made no effort to resolve the problem. BMW owners who had to repair a defective coolant pump should check the settlement FAQ for more information, or file a claim here by March 20th.
The second suit alleged that the timing chain was defective on certain BMW makes and models. Class members are eligible for compensation proportional to how much they spent on repairs and can get 40 to 100 percent of their bill covered. Compensation is capped at $3,000, however. You can file a claim here until March 18th.
The luxury chocolate brand, Godiva, will pay up to $6.3M to settle a lawsuit that claimed that the printed receipts from the U.S. retail stores contained too much of the credit card’s number. This potentially violates the FACTA, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, which protects the consumer from identity theft.
Those that made a purchase at the retail store, using a credit or debit card between April 6, 2013, and November 20, 2015, and have a receipt that shows more than the last 5 digits of the card number are eligible.
Eligible claims can receive $55 to $60 depending on the number of total claims. No proof is necessary but only submit a claim if you’re eligible by March 22, 2021.
Walmart or Sam’s Club
If you returned an item to a Walmart or Sam’s Club between July 2015 and November 2020, you could be eligible for a cash payment. Allegedly, Walmart failed to include the cost of sales tax in refunds to a number of customers during that five year period and agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class-action suit. The exact compensation amount per class member is subject to change.
If you were affected, file a claim here before April 1, 2021.
Hyundai settled a class action lawsuit alleging defective engines in a number of Kia cars. These engines broke down often, leading to higher maintenance costs for consumers.
Eligible vehicles include 2011-2018 Kia Optimas and Sportages, as well as 2012-2018 Kia Sorrentos. Class members can receive both monetary and non-monetary compensation, including:
- Warranty extensions
- Reimbursement for any repairs related to an engine issue
- Rebates if consumers purchased a new car following an engine issue
- Compensation for preciously traded in defective vehicles
Class Actions Past Deadline
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Banner Health, a non-profit health organization, suffered a data breach in 2016 affecting around 2.6 million patients. Banner agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that this breach caused real damage to patients, including identity theft and fraud.
In the settlement, class members can be compensated for any loss or associated expense from the data breach. Anyone impacted can receive up to $500 for an ordinary claim or up to $10,000 for an extraordinary claim. Class members can also receive two years of credit monitoring, for free, from Banner.
The deadline to file a claim is February 9th, and you can submit one here.
Between October 16th and 19th, 2019, digital bank Chime experienced a service disruption, and some users were unable to access their accounts as a result. The online bank agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a class action alleging that the slowdown caused Chime users financial damage.
Chime users who were unable to access their account between those dates can receive up to $750 in compensation from the settlement. You can file a claim here through February 15th.