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Class-action lawsuits happen all the time, but if you’re not paying close attention, you may not even realize that there’s an opportunity for you to make money—without having to do much of anything.
As long as you’ve purchased a product or or service during the time frame stated in the lawsuit, you just file a claim form, and wait to receive your payment if the company decides to settle.
Instead of scouring the internet for major class action lawsuits that you can likely be a part of, we’ve made it easy for you and have come up with a list of the top most recent, class-action lawsuits.
If you are eligible, just make sure you fill out the claim form, or you won’t pocket any of that money.
Here are six class-action lawsuits that you might be eligible for—we did our best to round-up active settlements, but be sure to read the fine print before you file a claim.
1. Wells Fargo Dealer Services Inc.
Wells Fargo Dealer Services Inc., a division of Wells Fargo Bank, is being accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automatic telephone dialing system to send out robocalls and unwanted texts to consumers.
If you received a call or text from Wells Fargo Dealer Services Inc. between April 1, 2011 and March 30, 2016, file this claim form, and you may be able to receive a portion of the $14,834,058 settlement.
If you (or one of your children) made an in-app purchase through Amazon between November 2011 and May 2016, you may be eligible for a refund on your purchase.
At the time, Amazon didn’t require a password for in-app purchases, which allowed children playing “free” games to buy virtual goods—like coins, stars, and pet food—without their parents’ permission.
Look out for a message from Amazon, or apply for a refund here.
3. Wild Planet Foods
You can potentially receive $39 from Wild Planet Foods if you purchased a Wild Planet Or Sustainable Seas Tuna between November 5, 2011 and May 12, 2017.
The lawsuit claims that Wild Planet under-filled their tuna cans.
File a claim form to receive a portion of this settlement.
Hurry, because this claim needs to be postmarked by Aug. 25.
4. Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus was accused of failing to protect customers’ privacy and waiting 28 days to inform affected customers of a security breach.
If you used a credit card at any Neiman Marcus location between July 16, 2013 and Jan. 10, 2014, you may be eligible for up to $100 from the company if you fill out this claim form.
5. Green Dot And Walmart MoneyCard Prepaid Cards
You could be eligible for up to $100 if you had a Green Dot or Walmart MoneyCard prepaid debit card between May 15, 2016 and May 22, 2016.
This class-action lawsuit alleges that people who were unable to use their card or access their funds during that time because of a service disruption may be eligible for a portion of the settlement.
You can file a claim here. The deadline to file a claim will be no earlier than December 2, 2017, according to a website about this case.
6. Lithium Ion Batteries
If you bought a laptop, cordless power tool, camcorder or some other lithium battery-powered device between 2000 and 2011, you could be eligible for some money as part of a class-action settlement.
This case is still working its way through the settlement process, so it’s not clear yet how much money each claimant will receive.
To file a claim, visit the lawsuit’s website.