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Have you ever received a product or service only to be dissatisfied later with it? I know I have. Sometimes, these problems are my own personal taste and opinion. Other times, the manufacturer is at fault for providing a faulty product. If the manufacturer is at fault, people can file a class action lawsuit against them. Usually, after it goes to court, the settlement check is split between anyone who made an eligible claim.
While, you aren’t likely to become rich, you should be able to recoup some or all of your cost on a defective product or service. It only takes a few minutes of your time to check if you are eligible to receive any class action lawsuit settlements.
Check online to see what existing class action lawsuits are accepting claims.
Always Register Products
You know that little post card stuck in your box or package urging you to register your product? Always do that. That is often how companies will contact you if there is a class action lawsuit.
Read Eligibly Requirements Carefully
Please, if you are going to submit for class action rebates, make sure you are eligible to receive it. Eligibility should be clearly listed on the claim form.
Most of the time, you can submit a claim online. If the claim requires proof of purchase, instructions on how to submit it should be listed on the claim form.
Always make copies of every receipt and claim you submit. I recommend digital to cut down on the paper clutter.
Be Prepared To Wait
Class action lawsuits take a long time for a settlement to be reached and claims to be processed. In most cases, you will not see your check for a few weeks to a few months after submitting the claim.
Have you ever submitted a class action claim before? How long did it take for you to receive your settlement check?