Organic milk, LivingSocial vouchers, Norton Antivirus, Verizon Wireless games, and Clearwire Internet service: what do they all have in common? All of these companies have open class-action lawsuits against them for which eligible customers can file claims and get cash.
LivingSocial Voucher Settlement: Anyone who purchased a LivingSocial voucher before October 1, 2012 and has been unable to redeem it is eligible to file a claim for up to 100% of the purchase price. The class-action suit alleges that daily-deal site vouchers are actually gift certificates and can’t expire within fewer than five years. File a claim by February 8, 2013.
Citibank HELOC Settlement: Customers who had their home equity line of credit suspended or reduced because Citi claimed that the value of their home had fallen too much are eligible for a $120 cash award. File a claim by January 31, 2013.
Citizens Bank Overdraft Settlement: This suit alleged that Citizens Bank ran debit card transactions in order from largest to smallest, resulting in some overdraft fees that wouldn’t have occurred had transactions gone through chronologically. Some customers will receive their cash award automatically: others have to file a claim form by January 31, 2013.
Wal-Born Settlement: Wal-Born is the Walgreens generic version of the supplement Airborne. No matter what name brand it’s sold under, this product is a supplement, not a drug, but it had been marketed as a product that prevents and cures cold and flu symptoms. If you bought Wal-Born between December 1, 2004 and March 29, 2010, file a claim form by February 4, 2013.
Norton Anti-Virus Settlement: This suit alleges that Symantec improperly charged customers for renewals of software licenses after they had already paid for and installed upgrades to those programs. Customers who bought Norton products and enrolled in auto-renewal between October 1, 2005 and May 23, 2012 may be eligible. The deadline to file a claim form is May 6, 2013.
Verizon Wireless Get It Now Games: Customers who paid for unlimited gaming and believed that it would transfer over to their new phone after an upgrade may be eligible for a cash settlement of up to $35. File a claim by April 30, 2013.
Organic Milk Settlement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that an organic dairy “willfully” violated organic regulations. The company claims that their milk was always organic, but the suit alleges deceptive marketing. Affected milk was sold under the following brands:
- Aurora Organic Dairy’s “High Meadow” brand
- Costco’s “Kirkland” brand
- Safeway’s “Safeway Select” and “O Organics” brands
- Target’s “Archer Farms” brand
- Wal-Mart’s “Great Value” brand
- Wild Oats’ “Wild Oats” brand
Customers can receive a cash settlement of up to $10 without proof of purchase, and up to $30 with proof of purchase. File a claim by March 13, 2013.
Bayer Combination Aspirin: Products were sold for long-term use/heart health that had not been approved for that purpose by the FDA. Customers who bought Bayer Women’s Low-Dose Aspirin or Bayer Aspirin with Heart Health Advantage may be eligible for payments of $4 or $6. Covered purchase dates vary by product. File a claim by April 29, 2013.
Clearwire Internet Settlement : This suit alleges that Clear offered poor service speeds and charged customers high early termination fees when they tried to cancel substandard service. File a claim by January 9, 2013.