www.lacountytaxrefund.com – File Claim for LA County Tax Refund

LA County Tax Refund

  • The claim for a refund can be filed online or by mail
  • Frequently Asked questions are available for review
  • Claims Administrator contact information is provided

When a class action lawsuit includes the residents of a county as populated as Los Angeles, one could only assume that any settlement that comes out of the suit would be of a fairly large dollar figure.  In the case of Granados v. County of Los Angeles, that assumption would be correct as the suit has recently come to a settlement agreement that provides a fund valued at up to $16.9 MILLION.  The case was filed over allegations that the Defendant required that telephone service providers collect a “telephone user tax” on services that were not legally taxable.  As far as the other side of the argument goes, the Defendant does indeed deny that the telephone user tax was collected improperly.  Those who believe they are eligible to make a claim for a piece of the $16.9 million settlement can begin by going to the LA County Tax Refund settlement page and clicking the File a Claim tab.  After clicking the tab three different filing options can be reviewed prior to moving on to the actual online claim form (option 1 is the standard filing that DOES NOT include supporting documents).

Right on.  Anything else I should know before I file for my LA County tax refund?

  • Collections must have occurred between August 25th, 2005 and November 4th, 2008
  • The date by which claims must be filed is September 15th, 2018 (don’t miss out!)
  • Requests to be excluded from the settlement must be filed by October 15th, 2018
  • September 28th, 2018 is the deadline by which all objections must be mailed in
  • Those who take no action (such as filing a claim or requesting exclusion) get nothing

Class Members who decide to file under option 2 or 3 will need to provide the supporting documents as outline in the Class Notice (a little leg work may be well worth it if the documents can be found!).  Many questions about the settlement can be answered by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions section of the LA County Tax Refund settlement page.  It is very important to point out that any exclusions requests or mail-in claim forms must be post-marked prior to the previously listed filing deadlines and sent directly to the Claims Administrator.  The Claims Administrator is also a good place to go with questions for those who didn’t find exactly what they were looking for in the FAQs.

Claims Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 91348, Seattle, WA 98111
  • info@lacountytaxrefund.com
  • 833-807-3690

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www.InReAggrenoxAntitrustLitigation.com – File Online Claim

In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation Settlement

  • The proposed settlement is valued at $54,000,000
  • Only purchases in certain U.S. states are eligible
  • The settlement class is broken into two groups
  • A variety of important dates apply to the settlement
  • Help is available by contacting the Administrator

An incredibly massive settlement adding up to the tune of $54,000,000 has been reached in hopes to conclude the ongoing saga known as the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation.  The settlement (if approved) will put to rest allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim and Barr got together and formed a plan to delay the introduction of generic versions of the former’s stroke prevention medication Aggrenox.  The previously mentioned settlement fund will go towards reimbursement of plaintiffs belonging to two different groups: the Consumer Class and the Third-Party Payor Class.  It should be noted that in order to be eligible for reimbursement, Aggrenox or its generic versions must have been purchased or paid for in certain U.S. states between November 30th, 2009 through December 22nd, 2017.  Those who wish to review the full list of eligible states for each group can do so by going over the information found at the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation settlement’s homepage (the states are almost the first thing that’s mentioned so pretty hard to miss).

Still trying to let all of that sink in…..alright I’m ready for more!

  • The Consumer Class receives 21.2% of the fund while the TPP Class receives 78.8%
  • March 21st, 2018 (first day of spring!) is the date on which claim filing can begin
  • Those who are none to thrilled can request to be excluded by May 11th, 2018
  • The decision on whether the settlement will go through is set for July 19th, 2018
  • The period in which claims can be filed comes to an end on September 14th, 2018

The process for filing an online claim can be initiated by clicking the File a Claim button posted at the top of the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation settlement page.  After clicking the link it must be specified whether the Class Member is a third-party payor or consumer before moving on to the claim form.  It is important to point out that third-party payors must confirm whether they’re a Class Member filing for a company’s health plan or an authorized agent filing on behalf of a Class Member(s).

Class Members who do end up deciding they want no part of the settlement can continue to hold out by sending a request to be excluded directly to the Claims Administrator (make sure it’s post-marked no later than the May 11th, 2018 deadline).  May 11th, 2018 is also the deadline for those who wish to object to the settlement (basically air a few gripes for the court to consider but ultimately stay part of the settlement).  Class Members with questions or concerns can try reviewing the notice they received along with the information found at the settlement page.  The Claims Administrator is also a good source of information for those in need of assistance.

 Thanks but how do I reach the Claims Administrator?

  • Info@InReAggrenoxAntitrustLitigation.com
  • Post Office Box 173046, Milwaukee, WI 53217
  • Toll-Free Phone Number – 800-494-2165

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www.sportswarehousesettlement.com – File Claim Form Online

Sports Warehouse Settlement

  • Claim filing process can be completed online
  • Copy of class notice is available to for review
  • Case Administrator can be contacted for help

While price comparison advertisements seem innocent enough, they certainly have the ability to get retailers into a bit of a pickle (not the crisp and delicious green kind either).  The former statement especially holds true for retailers in the state of California.  A recently settlement class action lawsuit called McDuffee v. Sports Warehouse was  filed over allegations that the Defendant utilized a scheme of false price comparison advertising in violation of California laws that prohibits such acts.  However, the Defendant has pushed back against these claims denying it used false comparison advertising, and taking it another step further, denies allegations wrong doing or liability.  Which of the arguments would have prevailed in court likely will never be known as both parties have agreed to settle the matter (a conclusion that was perhaps helped along by two mediation sessions) to avoid the costs associated with taking the matter all the way to trial.  Those who believe they are eligible to stake a claim can begin by going to the Sports Warehouse Settlement page and clicking the File a Claim button.

I may do just that!  What else do I need to be briefed on?

  • Purchases must have been between January 17th, 2013 and October 23rd, 2017
  • Objections and exclusion requests must be filed no later than May 21st, 2018
  • May 21st, 2018 is also the date by which claim forms be filed (VERY important)
  • The Final Approval Hearing is set for June 15th, 2018 (attendance not required)
  • Those who don’t file or request to be excluded will come away with NOTHING

Those with questions about the settlement can likely find the answers they need by reviewing the notice they received (the notice is also available at the Sports Warehouse Settlement page under the Important Dates & Documents section).  Requests to be excluded from the settlement must be postmarked by the May 21st, 2018 deadline and sent directly to the Case Administrator.  The Case Administrator is also a good place to start for those who didn’t find all the answers they were looking for when going over the notice (because sometimes a Frequently Asked Questions list just doesn’t cut the mustard).

Case Administrator Contact Information

  • sportswarehousesettlement@cptgroup.com
  • 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
  • 888-384-1460

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www.chippewamadeinusasettlement.com – Submit Claim Online

Chippewa Made In USA Settlement

  • Filing process can be completed by mail or online
  • FAQs are available to handle settlement questions
  • Administrator contact information is available

By now it has become fairly evident that many consumers like to know where the products they are buying actually came from.  For example, a recently settled class action lawsuit called Djoric v. Justin Brands, Inc. was originally filed over allegations that the Defendant misled consumers as to the origins of its products by claiming they were “Handcrafted in the USA” when they contained at least one foreign produced part.  However, it should be made clear that the Defendant does in fact dispute the allegations of misrepresenting the origins of its products.  At this point it doesn’t appear the merits of either sides’ arguments will ever unfold in court as the parties have agreed to settle the matter prior to trial.  Those who believe they may be eligible to benefit can review the information found at the Chippewa Made In USA Settlement page to find out more about the settlement and its eligibility limitations.

More Food for Thought on the Settlement

  • Products must have been purchased from March 1st, 2011 to June 30th, 2017
  • Class Members must have resided in California while purchasing the products
  • The deadline to file a claim is set for September 7th, 2018 (plenty of time left!)
  • Exclusions requests and objections must be filed no later than July 9th, 2018
  • The Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled to be held on July 31st, 2018 (9 AM)

Those who determine they are indeed an eligible Class Member can begin the online filing process by clicking the Online Claim Form link posted at the top of the Chippewa Made In USA Settlement page.  Class Members who would plan to file by mail should keep in mind that correspondence should be sent directly to the Claims Administrator and post-marked by the September 7th, 2018 deadline.  Many questions about the settlement can be answered by reviewing the information found under the FAQs section of the online settlement page (somehow an answer found through an FAQ list always seems more satisfying than placing a call for help).  Those who come up empty-handed after reviewing the FAQs can try reaching out to the Claims Administrator for further assistance.

Claims Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 91306, Seattle, WA 98111
  • info@chippewamadeinusasettlement.com
  • 844-470-7974

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www.nyenergysavingssettlement.com – File Online Claim Form

NY Energy Savings Settlement

  • Claims can be sent in the mail or filed online
  • Frequently asked Questions can be reviewed
  • Administrator contact information is available

One would imagine that most customers wouldn’t like the idea of being switched to a new plan without first providing authorization.  Along those same lines, very few would suspect that customers enjoy being switched to a new plan that is more expensive than the first.  However, when two such acts are combined, the almost inevitable back lash could very well come in the form of a class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit known as Simmons et al. v. Ambit Energy Holdings, LLC et al was filed over allegations that the Defendant overcharged its customers by switching them to a new plan without ever receiving the proper authorization to do so.  However, it is important to note that the Defendant has pushed back against these allegations denying it has done anything wrong.  The answer to which side would have emerged victorious in a court of law will likely never be known as both have agreed to settle the case outside of trial to avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation.  Those who believe they are eligible for a chunk of the settlement can begin the process of staking a claim by going to the NY Energy Savings Settlement page and clicking the Submit a Claim link.

Important Information Regarding the Settlement

  • Claims must be filed by June 18th, 2018 (applies to both online and mailed claims)
  • Exclusions requests and objections to be postmarked no later than May 18th, 2018
  • Must have been a customer between September 5th, 2010 and February 22nd, 2018
  • The Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled for June 27th, 2018 (why not attend?)
  • Those who take no action will receive nothing (make sure to file a claim if eligible!)

Class Members who plan on filing by mail must make sure the completed claim form is mailed directly to the Claims Administrator and post-marked by the June 18th, 2018 deadline.  Requests for exclusion and objections to the settlement must also be sent directly to the Claims Administrator.  Those with questions about the settlement can click Notice link at the NY Energy Savings Settlement page to review the included list of Frequently Asked Questions.  The Claims Administrator can also be contacted with questions by those who don’t feel like digging through the rather large FAQs section of the notice.

Claims Administrator Contact Information

  • 1801 Market St,, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • questions@nyenergysavingssettlement.com
  • 877-445-0262

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www.padbergdishclassaction.com – Submit Claim DISH Settlement

Padberg DISH Class Action

  • Filing is available via online claim form
  • An extensive FAQ is available for review
  • Administrator can be contacted for help

When consumers feel like they haven’t received something they’ve paid for some sort of recourse is inevitable.  When the item(s) being withheld is something as sought after as popular cable networks, it would come as no surprise to see such recourse present itself in the form of a class action lawsuit.  An example of such can be found in the recently settled (pending final approval) lawsuit known as Padberg v. DISH Network, LLC.  The suit was filed over allegations that the Defendant breached its contract with consumers by failing to provide programming from FSN and/or FX without providing a monetary credit equal to the value of the missing channels.  However, the Defendant has pushed back claiming that it was not contractually obligated to provide the channels and that substitute programming was provided in their place.  At this point it doesn’t appear the final outcome of the dispute will be determined by trial as both parties have agreed to settle the case to avoid the time and expenses of going further into litigation.  Those who believe they are eligible for compensation can begin by going to the Padberg DISH Class Action settlement page and clicking the File a Claim tab.

On my way! Any else I need to know first?

  • America’s Top 120+ subscribers must file by the April 23rd, 2018 claim filing deadline
  • Those who did not subscribe to AT 120+ can receive more info after May 24th, 2018
  • April 23rd, 2018 is also the deadline by which requests to be excluded must be filed
  • The total amount of the Settlement Fund is $2.7 million (decent amount of dough!)
  • A hearing to rule on the merits of the settlement is set to be held on May 24th, 2018

Those with questions about the settlement can likely find what they need under the extensive Frequently Asked Questions section of the Padberg DISH Class Action settlement page.  Class Members who plan on requesting an exclusion will need to send correspondence (either by mail or email) directly to the Settlement Administrator (just make sure it’s sent by the filing deadline of April 23rd, 2018!).  The Settlement Administrator can also be contact for assistance by those who didn’t find what they were looking for in the FAQs (or by those who just didn’t feel up to a little bit of reading).

Settlement Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 3614, Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614
  • mail@padbergdishclassaction.com
  • 888-968-7008

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www.johnsonnpassolutionssettlement.com – Submit Claim Form

Johnson NPAS Solutions Settlement

  • Claims can be sent by mail or filed online
  • Important settlement filing deadlines apply
  • Frequently Asked Questions are available

One could understand why many people don’t appreciate getting called by an automatic dialing system.  Perhaps, just as easily, one could understand why people don’t like getting called by someone who dialed the wrong number.  However, one could only imagine how people feel when they are on the wrong end of a double whammy that includes these two unfortunate telephonic annoyances.  The class action lawsuit titled Johnson v. NPAS Solutions LLC was filed over allegations that the Defendant (NPAS) combined the previously discussed circumstances to violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling consumers who were different from the person they were actually trying to reach while using an automatic dialing system.  The Defendant, however, denies the allegations brought forth in the lawsuit.  It appears to make no difference as to who is right and who is wrong at this point as the case has come to an agreed upon settlement valued at $1,432,000.  Those who believe they qualify as an eligible Class Member can begin the online claim filing process by going to the Johnson NPAS Solutions Settlement page and clicking the File Claim tab.

A lot to take in so far.  Any fast facts for me?

  • The calls must have been received between March 28th, 2013 and December 4th, 2017
  • March 19th, 2018 is the deadline by which claims forms must be filed (online or by mail)
  • The deadline to make an objection or file an exclusion request is also March 19th, 2018
  • The Final Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled to be held on May 7th, 2018 at 11 AM
  • Those who take no action will get NOTHING from the fund (don’t get caught snoozing!)

Those with questions can likely find the answers they need by clicking the Frequently Asked Questions link posted at the top right hand side of the Johnson NPAS Solutions Settlement page (answers regarding the settlement not to general life questions!).  It is important to make note that requests to be excluded and mailed claim forms must be sent directly to the Settlement Administrator and post-marked no later than the March 19th, 2018 deadline.  The Settlement Administrator can also be contacted with questions regarding the settlement.

Settlement Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 404042, Louisville, KY 40233-4042
  • 866-650-4059

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www.alignsettlement.com – File Claim Form Align Cash Refund

Align Settlement

  • Claims can be filed electronically or by mail
  • Frequently Asked Questions are provided
  • Administrator can be contacted for help

It’s hard to find a health craze that is completely free of controversy.  A prime example of controversy within the probiotic industry can be found in the class action lawsuit titled Rikos v. The Procter & Gamble Company.  The suit was filed over allegations that the Defendant falsely advertised the digestive health benefits that can be gained from taking Align probiotic supplements.  The Defendant, on the other hand, denies the allegations made in the suit along with any kind of wrongdoing and is continuing to stand behind the product as being an effective probiotic.  Which party would have won the argument in a full-blown trial likely will never be known (but could be speculated upon to one’s heart’s content!) as the case has now come to a pending settlement that provides eligible Class Members with a cash refund up to $49.26.  Those who believe they are eligible for the refund can begin the online filing process by going to the Align Settlement page and clicking the File Claim tab.

Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

  • Products must have been purchased between March 1st, 2009 and June 6th, 2018
  • The deadline by which claims must be filed (online or by mail) is May 16th, 2018
  • Exclusions requests and objections must be filed by the March 17th, 2018 deadline
  • Those who take no action will NOT receive the refund and lose their rights to sue
  • Refunds to be reduced if the total amount of eligible claims exceed $15,000,000

A hearing to decide whether or not to approve the settlement will be held on April 16th, 2018 (hold those horses this isn’t a done deal yet!).  The answers to many common questions can be reviewed by clicking the Frequently Asked Questions link posted at the top right hand side of the Align Settlement page.  Those who plan on filing by snail mail must make sure the correspondence is post-marked NO LATER THAN the May 16th, 2018 filing deadline and sent directly to the Settlement Administrator.  The Settlement Administrator is also a good source of help for those who come up short when browsing the FAQs.

Settlement Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
  • info@alignsettlement.com
  • 866-653-4873

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www.liasophiasettlement.com – Submit Claim for Cash Payment

Lia Sophia Settlement

  • Filing can be completed online or by mail
  • Frequently Asked Questions are provided
  • Administrator contact info is available

When a customer receives a lifetime warranty on a product chances are they expect it to be honored.  In fact, when the warranties are alleged to have been breached, legal ramification could be on its way for the business who offered them.  West, et al. v. Act II Jewelry, LLC, et al has recently come to settlement terms where by eligible Class Members can receive a cash payment from a settlement fund that weighs in at a whopping $6.7 MILLION.  The suit was filed over allegations that Act II (used to be called Lia Sophia) broke a promise to customers to provide a lifetime warranty on jewelry sold by its sales advisors.  However, it doesn’t end there as the allegations go on to allege that Act II made misstatements to its sales advisors regarding the closing of the business and unfairly took customer information from them.  As with any story there is a flip side to this one as well as Act II denies the allegations made in the suit along with any wrongdoing whatsoever.  Those who believe they are eligible for a cash payment can begin the claim filing process by going to the Lia Sophia Settlement page and clicking the Submit Claim tab.

Thanks for clearing that up! What else?

  • The deadline by which all claims must be filed (by mail or online) is April 9th, 2018
  • April 9th, 2018 is also the deadline for requests to be excluded as well as objections
  • Includes 3 Classes : Customer Class, Sales Advisor Class, and New Sales Advisor Class
  • A hearing to determine the fairness of the settlement is scheduled for June 6th, 2018
  • Payments will be received around 90 days after a Final Approval Order has be made

The full terms of Class Member eligibility can be reviewed under the How do I know if I am part of the settlement? section of the Long Form Notice.  Class Members who don’t have internet access (or those who just get a thrill out of sending things out through the mail) can send a paper claim form directly to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than the April 9th, 2018 deadline.  The Settlement Administrator can also be contacted by those with questions regarding the settlement.  Those who don’t feel like getting on the phone to ask a question may be able to find what they need by going over the Frequently Asked Questions posted at the Lia Sophia Settlement page.

Settlement Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 170, Philadelphia, PA 19102-0170
  • 844-412-1945

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www.tjxsettlement.com – Submit Claim Online for TJX Credit

TJX Settlement

  • Claim forms can be submitted online or through mail
  • A variety of important deadlines apply to the settlement
  • Settlement Administrator can be contacted with questions

The average consumer rarely appreciates feeling they have been misled about the value an item.  When consumers begin to feel this way about a retailer’s advertising methods there exists the potential for a class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit known as Staci Chester, et al. v. The TJX Companies, Inc. et al was filed over allegations that the Defendant used false or misleading price comparison advertising through the “Compare At” prices shown on the price tags attached to items sold at the stores (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods).  The advertising method in question is alleged to be in violation of various California laws that prohibit false advertising and unfair competition.  The Defendant has countered these allegations denying that it did anything wrong (including use of false or misleading price comparison advertising) and also denying that consumers have been in any way harmed.  The court has not weighed in on these arguments and likely never will (at least not at a trial anyways) as the case has come to a pending settlement valued at $8.5 MILLION.  Those who believe they are due compensation can begin the online claim filing process by going to the TJX Settlement page and clicking the File a Claim tab.

Thanks! I think I’m gonna need some more information though….

  • Purchases must have been made between July 17th, 2011, and December 6th, 2017
  • The settlement applies to purchases that were made ONLY at stores located in CA
  • Claims must be submitted (through mail or online) by the April 9th, 2018 deadline
  • April 9th, 2018 is also the deadline by which requests for exclusion must be filed
  • Eligible Class Members who file valid (and timely) claims will receive a TJX credit
  • The hearing on whether the settlement will be approved is set for May 14th, 2018

The amount of the TJX merchandise credit that each Class Member will receive is based on the total amount of valid claims that are filed (the more claims filed the less the credit and vice versa).  Class Members who plan on filing by mail or requesting an exclusion will need to make sure correspondence is postmarked by the deadline of April 9th, 2018.  Many questions regarding the settlement can be answered by reviewing the FAQS posted at the top right hand side of the TJX Settlement page.  Those with questions that have gone unanswered after reviewing the FAQs (or those who just don’t feel like reading) can try reaching out to the Settlement Administrator for assistance.

Settlement Administrator Contact Information

  • PO Box 6878, Broomfield, CO 80021
  • info@tjxsettlement.com
  • 855-225-9282

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