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Free money? Yes please – Class-action lawsuits paying out right now

There are thousands of class-action lawsuits every year. While they don’t amount to much for those affected, you could still walk away with a little payday. Companies rarely notify you that they’re being sued. You have to seek these lawsuits out, and we’re here to tell you how.

Before continuing, it’s important to know that online scams are everywhere. You can recover from most of them, but it’s best not to fall for these traps in the first place.

It’s important to understand that these sites are tricky to navigate (by design). Ads emulate claim forms to try to steal your personal information. If you’re redirected to another site, close it. Be wary of advertisements versus actual forms.

If any class-action lawsuit asks you to provide payment or payment information (even if they claim it’s to provide you with a payout), it’s a scam. Close it. None of these lawsuits will ask you to do that. There are six significant cases we need to cover. Here we go.

1. Google Photos – $100 million to Illinois residents

Google uses satellite imagery and photos to enrich online users’ experiences. Most notably through its search engine.

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If you live in Illinois and had your photographs uploaded to Google Photos, you have until Sept. 24, 2022, to lay your claim in this $100 million settlement.

From May 1, 2015, to April 25, 2022, users may have appeared in these photos. Your face could still be out there even if you don’t use Google Photos. It violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The process is easier if you have a Settlement Claim ID, but it’s not impossible to file without one.

2. Facebook – $650 million to Illinois residents

Facebook, Meta, whatever you want to call it, had a massive lawsuit on its hands. It stored biometric data without properly notifying Illinois residents.

It doesn’t come as a surprise from the tech giant since it doesn’t prioritize your privacy in the slightest.

The settlement money was issued to residents of Illinois who used Facebook or allowed it to capture biometric data between the dates of June 7, 2011, and Nov. 23, 2020. The company has since dissolved this technology and practice.

The claim date has passed. In May of 2022, Facebook began sending settlement checks to 1.4 million Illinois residents in the ballpark of $200 to $400.

3. StubHub – $133 in credit or $20 per person (if purchased in California)

If you have proof of purchase from a StubHub transaction, specifically in California, you may be eligible to receive up to $133 in credit or $20 in cash.

StubHub was accused of breaking California law related to display advertising for its ticket sales. StubHub failed to disclose its profit from certain fees, masking its real intent.

You are eligible if you purchased a ticket through the StubHub website or mobile website between Sept. 1, 2015, and Sept. 1, 2019. You can file a claim here.

4. Noom – Up to $167 back per customer

Did you purchase a recurring subscription to Noom? A lot of people did, especially after its successful video ad campaign.

The thing is, its auto-renewal terms were tough to understand and left out critical information. After that, refunds were an absolute mess, and many people did not receive their total refund.

The lawsuit affects those who purchased an auto-renewal plan between May 12, 2016, and October 2021. You have until June 24, 2022, to file a claim. Noom has already settled on a claim amount.

5. Lash Boost – Up to $500

Lash Boost is owned by Rodan + Fields, and the goal of the product was to strengthen eyelashes. However, as with any cosmetics, there are risks involved. Rodan + Fields failed to notify users of the potential risks, leading to a $38 million settlement.

If you used Lash Boost between Oct. 1, 2016, and March 11, 2022, you could be eligible. Settlement payments are either $175 in cash or a credit voucher for up to $250 for Rodan + Fields.

Rodan + Fields released a positive statement about the settlement, which most brands don’t normally do. You can find in-depth information on the settlement agreement here and check eligibility to be included in the class-action lawsuit here.

6. Whirlpool – $150 for leaky dishwashers

If you purchased a dishwasher from Whirlpool between 2010 and 2017, you could have a device with a defective diverter seal. These can lead to home damage, and of course, the dishwasher isn’t all that effective either.

Find out if you’re eligible right here. You have until July 26, 2022 (a fast-approaching deadline) to join the claim. However, if you had any repair service for your dishwasher, you only have 90 days post-repair to file a claim since this could remove the issue altogether.

Find receipts for any repairs that were made, and prepare to make copies so you can use them as proof.

Class-action lawsuit tips

Do I need to fill out my claim more than once?

No. Filling out the same claim multiple times will result in all subsequent filings being deleted. There is no reason to submit more than one claim. Once you have confirmation of your submission (usually an email), you don’t have to do anything else.

What happens if I accidentally submit false information to a class-action lawsuit claim?

Submitting false information for a legal claim, even by accident, can result in you losing all eligibility to receive any compensation from the lawsuit in question.

It may also deter you from submitting information for another class-action lawsuit in the future. The prospect of getting a check from one of these lawsuits is great, just don’t get ahead of yourself. Double-check all fields before submitting a claim.

Is my claim form information used for any other purposes?

It depends on the service that you submit your claim through. These services list what does and doesn’t happen with your information.

Since many lawsuits are around privacy, these firms and services are privacy-centric and state that they do not sell or misuse your information for any purpose. Do your research for each class-action lawsuit, and be aware of where you’re sending your information.

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