10 Class Action Lawsuits With Deadlines in November

If you think you might have a stake in one of these 10 class action lawsuits, act now — the deadline for submitting a claim expires this month.
Updated June 6, 2024
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Class action lawsuits are civil court cases where a suit is brought against a legal entity like a corporation on behalf of a large group of claimants, all of whom were allegedly harmed by the entity in the same way. 

Some class action suits are massive cases with a great deal of publicity, but most class action lawsuits are small affairs. As a result, potential plaintiffs might not even know they’re entitled to damages — and those who do know can lose out on their portion of the settlement if they don’t file a claim before a certain deadline.

Keep reading to learn about class action settlements you could be a part of and, if you are, how quickly you need to file a claim to get your money.

Below, we list 10 class action settlements with claim-filing deadlines in November. 

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AdaptHealth spam texts

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Claim-filing deadline: November 21, 2023

Starting November 23, 2018, the medical supply company AdaptHealth allegedly sent spam texts regarding CPAP supplies to text recipients who had already tried to opt out of the mass communication by responding “STOP” to the notification. This violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) resulted in a class action lawsuit against AdaptHealth, which agreed to a settlement.

If you received a spam text from AdaptHealth on or after November 23, 2018, attempted to opt out of the message by responding with “STOP,” and then received a second text within a 12-month span, you could be entitled to up to $160 in compensation.

Enhanced Recovery Company debt-collection letters

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Claim-filing deadline: November 23, 2023

Enhanced Recovery Company (ERC) is a third-party agency used by creditors like telecommunications industries, banks, and others to collect debts. Allegedly, the company mailed misleading, confusing debt-collection letters to individual debtors, claiming both that it could settle their balance and that creditors would retain the balance.

ERC recently settled for $450,000. If you received a letter from ERC that contained the confusing, contradictory information above, you could be eligible for up to $25 in compensation.

Douglas J. Aveda Institute FLSA violation

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Claim-filing deadline: November 24, 2023

The Douglas J. Aveda Institute is an Aveda-brand cosmetology, barbering, massage therapy, and esthiology school. It has four locations in three states: Michigan, Illinois, and Tennessee.

Between 2012 and 2022, the school’s Michigan location allegedly required its cosmetology students to work off the clock. Requiring unpaid labor is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation, and the school recently agreed to a $2.8 million settlement.

If you performed unpaid labor while attending the Michigan location’s Salon Life and Alpha, Beta, Gamma courses at any point between 2012 and 2022, you could be entitled to damages. The amount of money you’ll receive is based on how many unpaid hours of labor you had to perform, and the final amount should account for your hourly rate plus interest.

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Reiter Affiliated Companies data breach

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Claim-filing deadline: November 25, 2023

Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) is a berry-producing farm conglomerate. (If you’ve ever bought Driscoll’s strawberries, you’re purchasing an RAC product.) In 2022, the company experienced a data security breach that compromised confidential employee information. Per the lawsuit, RAC didn’t take the necessary, expected precautions to keep their employees’ data safe.

If you were a company employee living in California at the time of the data breach — and if you received a letter informing you of your compromised data — you could be entitled to $75 plus up to $4,000 of compensation. (The ultimate amount depends on how much money you had to spend out of pocket to deal with the breach’s consequences.)

Non-California residents who spent at least an hour trying to cope with the data breach’s consequences can also claim compensation for $20 an hour (up to three hours). Both groups of plaintiffs could also receive two years’ worth of free credit monitoring plus access to an identity restoration service.

Freedom Financial Network telemarketing spam calls

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Claim-filing deadline: November 25, 2023

Between May 17, 2017, and April 17, 2018, the debt consolidation company Freedom Financial Network allegedly made spam calls in which it tried to sell services using pre-recorded or artificial voices. This violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the company recently settled for $9.75 million.

If you received one of these pre-recorded spam calls during the period listed above, you might be able to claim between $60 and $170 in damages. You’ll likely be able to claim more if you received the call despite listing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry.

Can’t remember if you received a call or not? Enter your phone number on the settlement website to find out if you’re eligible.

M&M Rentals D Street apartments (Salida, Colorado)

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Claim-filing deadline: November 25, 2023

According to this class action lawsuit against M&M; Rentals, the property company failed to maintain its D Street apartments in Salida, Colorado. The rental company allegedly kept security deposits after renters moved out. It also rented units rendered uninhabitable through raw sewage leaks and other wide-scale issues.

The company recently settled for $1 million, and three different classes of plaintiffs can submit claims: Anyone who was living at a D Street apartment on May 2, 2017; individuals in certain units who didn’t get their security deposit back on or after April 17, 2015; and individuals who lived in certain D Street units starting April 24, 2015.

The amount of money you may be entitled to depends on which group of plaintiffs you belong to. The first group will be awarded money based on financial (and non-financial) damages incurred while living at D Street while the second group will receive the cash amount of their security deposits back. The third group should get back any rent payments they made from April 2015 onward.

Spear Wilderman data breach

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Claim-filing deadline: November 27, 2023

Spear Wilderman, a law firm located in Pennsylvania, experienced a data breach in 2021 that compromised its clients’ private data. Per the suit, Spear Wilderman’s client data — including their Social Security Numbers and employment data — was stored on a completely unprotected server.

If your data was compromised in the Spear Wilderman breach, you could receive as much as $125. (The total amount could be higher or lower based on how much you paid out of pocket to resolve issues related to the breach.)

Paysafe data breach

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Claim-filing deadline: November 27, 2023

Paysafe is a global payment processing system that supports digital wallets and enables online payments, including cross-border ecommerce payments. Unfortunately, Paysafe wasn’t particularly safe when it came to a long-term client data breach that allegedly took place over two years.

The company’s settlement totaled $2 million. If your data was compromised between May 2018 and October 2020 — and depending on how much money you had to spend dealing with the data breach’s fallout — you could be entitled to as much as $25,000.

Riverside Public Utilities refund (Riverside, California)

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Claim-filing deadline: November 30, 2023

Until recently, Riverside Public Utilities (which supplies electricity and water to Riverside, California) was transferring extra money generated through electricity sales into a general city fund. However, transferring the funds allegedly caused electricity rates to increase, and Riverside customers filed a class action lawsuit in 2018.

Per a recent settlement, the utilities company will be refunding Riverside customers a total of $24 million. If you were a Riverside Public Utilities customer between January 1, 2019, and November 4, 2021, you’ll get a partial refund on the electric bills you paid during that time.

If you’re a current Riverside Public Utilities customer, you don’t need to file a claim — you’ll be reimbursed automatically. But if you’re no longer a customer, you’ll need to submit your claim by the November 30 deadline to see any of your money back.

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Sterling Valley Systems (Inntopia) data breach

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Claim-filing deadline: November 30, 2023

In February 2022, nearly 18,000 customers who had used travel reservation software by Inntopia (operated by Sterling Valley Systems) had their sensitive personal information compromised in a data breach. If your data was compromised during the February 18 breach, you should have been notified by mail and are eligible to submit a claim.

If you lost quite a bit of money due to the data breach, you could be entitled to as much as $3,500 in damages.

Bottom line

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For the most part, even in class action cases with massive settlement amounts, plaintiffs don’t end up with thousands of dollars apiece. Instead, you’ll probably walk away with a few hundred dollars at best.

Still, class action suits are essential for holding public entities to account, so winning a case is a big deal. Plus, there’s no reason to leave perfectly good cash on the table, no matter how big or small the amount.

So if you think you have a valid claim for any class action suit, make sure to follow up on deadlines and submit your claim ASAP so you don’t throw money away.

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Michelle Smith Michelle Smith has spent a decade writing for and about small businesses. She specializes in all things finance and has written for publications like G2 and SmallBizDaily. When she's not writing for work at her desk, you can usually find her writing for pleasure near large bodies of water.