How to Determine if You Are Part of a Class Action Case

How to Determine if You Are Part of a Class Action Case

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-Jul-2017

Every year, companies pay millions, if not billions, of dollars to settle class action lawsuits. Just recently, The Honest Company Inc., agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a class action over allegations they had engaged in unfair and deceptive marketing and advertising. According to documents, they were misrepresenting some of their cleaning products as being “free” of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), even though their products contained a similar alternative.

So just how do you find out if you can be part of a class action case?

In order to help consumers find out if they are eligible for a class action settlement, ConsumerAction regularly updates their database with significant class actions so that consumers can make a claim. Some current class actions include:

  • Experian, Equifax, and Transunion: They are alleged to have failed to accurately report debts discharged in bankruptcy and failed to properly investigating disputes in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Bank of America: Alleged to have improperly accessed consumer credit reports of former Bank of America customers after their accounts were closed.
  • Uber: Consumers who received unsolicited text messages from Uber between December 13, 2010 and August 17, 2017 may be eligible to be part of a $20 million settlement.
  • Amazon: Will provide $70 million in refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app charges made by children between November 2011 and May 2016.

Once a trial is approved, a notice period is set and potential members of the class are notified through a newspaper posting, mail, or email. The notice tells you how to proceed, but if you receive a notice, you are already part of the case. If you don’t receive a notice, it doesn’t mean you don’t qualify to be a member of the class action lawsuit. If you see a class action lawsuit, like the ones above, that you feel you were affected by, you need to contact the law office handling the lawsuit and add your name to the registry.

If you think you have a case and want to be the lead plaintiff for a class action lawsuit, you can reach out to an attorney to learn how to get started. Whether you have been defrauded by deceptive banking, exposed to dangerous chemicals or suffered a breach of personal information, our experienced and skilled Philadelphia consumer class action lawyers can represent you.

Contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. today. Call (215) 278-4449 or contact us online for a free no-obligation consultation.

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