False advertisement by popular retailers and unwanted telemarketing calls are among the reasons behind a handful of new class-action lawsuits that could get you some money back.
Deception of consumers tends to be a theme among class-action lawsuits. For example, lawsuits against the makers of food and beverage products who claim things are “natural” when they simply are not.
For example, Good Health Natural Products is involved in a lawsuit that claims it used synthetic products but labeled them with the words “all-natural.” Anyone who purchased a product by this brand from Sept. 6, 2010, through March 7, 2019, is eligible for a piece of the settlement — $1 million is available to split among consumers.
You have until Nov. 2, 2019, to apply to participate in that lawsuit.
Here are six more class-action suits that are open now and may get you some money back.
1. New York & Company
Customers who made a purchase in any of New York & Company’s California retail stores between Feb. 11, 2012, and May 23, 2019, and the New York & Company outlet store in California between June 9, 2013, through May 23, 2019, may qualify for this class-action lawsuit. This suit claims NY&Co offered misleading regular prices. Basically, the company is accused of increasing regular prices to offer “sales” at the actual regular prices. Those who participate in this lawsuit may qualify for vouchers of $7.50 to be used in stores. The claim deadline is Sept. 9, 2019.
2. Massage Envy
People who paid for a monthly membership at a Massage Envy Spa between Nov. 4, 2006, to June 7, 2019, and saw an increase in their membership fee during that time may qualify for a voucher to purchase products, massage sessions and more. Massage Envy is denying the unlawful practice of raising fees without making consumers aware. The claimants say they weren’t fully aware an increase was happening because of automatic withdrawals from bank accounts. Voucher requests for affected people must be submitted online by Sept. 20.
3. Kona Beer
Consumers who purchased certain packs of Kona Beer from Feb. 28, 2013, through June 14, 2019, may be eligible to get some money back. The company has settled after allegations were made that it actually brewed the beer in the continental U.S. but said it was brewed in Hawaii. The company is denying the allegations but it settled, and money is available to consumers. The claim deadline for this lawsuit is Oct. 7. You must have proof of purchase to get up to $20 back. Without proof of purchase, consumers qualify for $10.
4. Sirius XM Radio
Here’s another class-action lawsuit in which the defendant is accused of making unwanted telemarketing calls. If your phone number was on the Do Not Call Registry between Oct. 16, 2013, and April 26, 2019, and you got a call from Sirius anyway, you may qualify for a cash payment or a three-month subscription to Sirius XM All Access for free. The deadline to apply for these benefits is Oct. 8.
5. Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale
Was your personal information stolen during a data breach that affected Chipotle customers? You may qualify for reimbursements of up to $250. Anyone who paid with a credit or debit card at Chipotle or a Pizzeria Locale restaurant location between March 24, 2017, and April 18, 2017, is eligible to apply. “The security incident potentially resulted in unauthorized access to customer payment card data, including payment card number, expiration date and sometimes name,” the lawsuit states. The deadline to apply in this case is Nov. 16.
You may be eligible for a $6 or $12 merchandise certificate if you bought a product at a Gap Outlet, Gap Factory store or Banana Republic Factory store between May 24, 2010, and May 10, 2019. This lawsuit states the company falsely advertised higher prices at regular retail stores to advertise sale prices at factory outlets. The claim deadline to get the certificate is Jan 6, 2020.
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