Are You Owed Money? See If You Can Join These 7 Class-Action Lawsuits

cash payment
Photo by Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com

You might have been wronged and don’t even know it.

Class-action lawsuits aren’t just the big headline-making news we hear about from time to time. They are happening all the time — and you could be a potential claimant, which could mean some extra dollars in your pocket.

Check out the following purchases that are associated with class-action settlements to see if you are eligible for any of them.

Vizio smart TV

Potential award: Estimated to be between $13 and $31 per TV

Deadline to submit a claim: April 29

For more information: viziotvsettlement.com

Consumer electronics company Vizio is accused of violating privacy and consumer-protection laws by sharing customer viewing habits — without customers’ consent or knowledge — with advertisers.

If you own a Vizio smart TV that was connected the internet between Feb. 1, 2014, and Feb. 6, 2017, you could be eligible to receive money from a $17 million settlement.

Canada Dry ginger ale

Potential award: Up to $40 per household

Deadline to submit a claim: March 19

For more information: cdgasettlement.com

If you bought Canada Dry Ginger Ale between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 19, 2018, in any U.S. state except California, you could receive payment from this settlement. California residents must have purchased the soft drink between Dec. 28, 2012, and June 26, 2018.

Two class-action lawsuits claimed that the soda’s claim to be “made from real ginger ale” constitutes false advertising.

Wendy’s purchases

Potential award: Up to $5,000 per person

Deadline to submit a claim: March 21

For more information: wendysdatabreachsettlement.com

The fast-food chain allegedly suffered a data breach between Oct. 25, 2015, and June 28, 2016. You might be eligible for a payment from a settlement if you used a debit, credit or other payment card at affected Wendy’s restaurants between those dates.

Two types of settlement payments are available. Both are detailed on the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the lawsuit website.

Lenovo laptops

Potential award: An estimated $40

Deadline to submit a claim: March 25

For more information: lenovoadwaresettlement.com

You could be eligible for a cash payment if you bought a Lenovo laptop in 2014 or 2015. Plaintiffs allege that software called VisualDiscovery “created problems with performance, privacy and security,” according to the lawsuit website.

Multiple brands of decking materials

Potential award: Varies

Deadline to file a claim: March 29

For more information: deckingsettlement.com

According to the website for this settlement, plaintiffs alleged that the following “were prone to splitting, warping, swelling, shrinking, or surface decay and to develop pervasive mold, mildew, or fungal or other growth”:

  • Cross Timbers and DuraLife decking products made or sold by Elk Corp. or Building Materials Corp. of America
  • Railways railing products manufactured or sold by either company

To be eligible to make a claim in this settlement, you had to have bought such decking materials during the time periods listed on the settlement site, and the materials had to have remained installed on your property on Nov. 11, 2016.

Fiat Chrysler vehicles

Potential award: Up to $2,000 payment or up to $4,000 trade-in voucher

Deadline: May 15

For more information: secure.dahladmin.com/granil

According to this class-action lawsuit, consumers bought certain Jeep, Chrysler or ProMaster City vehicles that had automatic-transmission problems. The vehicles in question are:

  • 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2015 Jeep Renegade
  • 2015 Chrysler 200
  • 2015 ProMaster City

Asahi Beer

Potential award: Up to $10 per household

Deadline to submit a claim: May 3

For more information: asahibeersettlement.com

You could be eligible to receive a cash payment if you bought Asahi Beer between April 5, 2013, and Dec. 20, 2018. A class-action law alleges the beer producer deceptively advertised certain products as brewed in Japan when they were actually brewed in Canada.

Households can receive up to $10 under the settlement, depending on their purchases:

  • 50 cents per six-pack of 12-ounce bottles or cans
  • 10 cents per 21.4-ounce bottle (“Big Bottle”)
  • $1 per 12-pack of 12-ounce cans
  • $2 per 24-pack of 12-ounce cans

Have you ever taken part in a class-action lawsuit, or would you consider joining one like these? Share your thoughts by commenting below or the Money Talks News Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
7 Surprising Advantages of Downsizing as a Retiree
7 Surprising Advantages of Downsizing as a Retiree

Downsizing your home offers many benefits, including some you may not have anticipated.

8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today
8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today

Being frugal isn’t smart if you put off replacing these items.

10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself
10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself

Making any of these key foods yourself will improve meals — and your budget.

3 Ways to Downsize Your Life to Save Money, Time and Stress
3 Ways to Downsize Your Life to Save Money, Time and Stress

Downsizing can cut the bloat in your finances — and give you more free time and less stress.

9 Purchases That Will Make You More Productive
9 Purchases That Will Make You More Productive

These Amazon products can give you an extra edge at work and other parts of your life.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

Whether you resell it for a big profit or add it to your own wardrobe, this type of clothing is a hidden steal.

10 Things Frugal People Never Buy
10 Things Frugal People Never Buy

If you’re a true tightwad, the mere thought of spending money on these items gives you the willies.

7 Social Security Benefits You May Be Overlooking
7 Social Security Benefits You May Be Overlooking

There’s more to Social Security than retirement benefits.

This Simple Mistake Might Weaken Your COVID-19 Vaccination
This Simple Mistake Might Weaken Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Avoid doing this before you get vaccinated.

10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years
10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years

The cars that owners hold onto the longest have one thing in common, a new study shows.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

The 6 Best Investing Apps for Beginners
The 6 Best Investing Apps for Beginners

If you’re looking to ease into investing in the coronavirus economy with just a little money, check out these easy-to-use tools.

7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

Taking a Multivitamin? Here’s Why You Should Reconsider
Taking a Multivitamin? Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

A new study has bad news for the millions of Americans who spend money on multivitamins.

10 Deep Discounts Available on Amazon This Friday
10 Deep Discounts Available on Amazon This Friday

These items are all steeply discounted — but the deals won’t last long.

11 Products Now in Short Supply Due to the Pandemic
11 Products Now in Short Supply Due to the Pandemic

Many goods we take for granted have become tough to find in 2021.

13 Amazon Purchases We Are Loving Right Now
13 Amazon Purchases We Are Loving Right Now

These practical products make everyday life a little easier.

9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car
9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car

Thinking of leaving these possessions in a car? Prepare for unexpected consequences.

9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar
9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar

Cleaning with vinegar can save you a lot of money, but using it like this can cost you.

7 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook
7 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook

Did you realize all these tax credits and deductions exist — or that they apply to retirees?

Prepare to Pay More for These 31 Drugs in 2021
Prepare to Pay More for These 31 Drugs in 2021

More than 700 prescription medications have seen price hikes so far this year. Here’s a look at the worst.

10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently
10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently

These habits and characteristics can help put you on the track to success.

7 Costly Health Problems That Strike After Age 50
7 Costly Health Problems That Strike After Age 50

As we age, our bodies wear down. Here is how to cut costs associated with some common ailments.

29 Purchases That Can Save You Money Every Day
29 Purchases That Can Save You Money Every Day

Sometimes, you’ve got to spend to save.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.