8 Class-Action Lawsuits With January Deadlines You Could Get Paid For

Explore these lucrative class-action lawsuits that could put money back in your pocket.

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Updated June 6, 2024
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Did you resolve to spend less and build wealth in the new year? Investigating class-action settlements is one way to get ahead financially in the new year.

Here are eight class-action lawsuits with filing deadlines coming up in January. If you think you have a valid claim, file it before the date we list below.

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Dollar Tree and Family Dollar

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Filing deadline: Jan. 9, 2024

Did you purchase any item from a Dollar Tree or Family Dollar in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana between Jan. 1, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2022?

If so, and your item was stored in an allegedly rodent-infested warehouse, you might be eligible to receive a gift card of $25 from Family Dollar.

Consumers who shopped at stores with goods from the West Memphis Distribution Center can claim a gift card. To determine eligibility, you’ll need to submit a claim online before the filing deadline.

Spirit Airlines

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Filing deadline: Jan. 10, 2024

Between Aug. 31, 2011, and May 3, 2017, Spirit Airlines allegedly charged certain consumers an additional fee to bring a carry-on bag on their flight.

However, some customers who booked a flight through a third-party service such as Expedia, Travelocity, or others were not supposed to have to pay that fee.

If you file a valid claim by the deadline, you could receive a payout of as much as 75% of the cost of your carry-on bag.

Panda Express

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Filing deadline: Jan. 10, 2024

From July 17, 2020, to Feb. 16, 2022, Panda Express allegedly charged customers a service fee for placing orders through the company’s website or via its mobile app.

Per the lawsuit, Panda Express’s advertising misled customers about the delivery and service fees they should expect with each order.

If you have a valid claim, you can opt to receive either a small cash payment of a little over $10 or two vouchers, each of which entitles you to a free medium entree at Panda Express.

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Kimberly-Clark (Cottonelle)

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Filing deadline: Jan. 16, 2024

Kimberly-Clark Corp. — which owns brands such as Cottonelle and Huggies — recalled several orders of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes product between Feb. 7, 2020, and the end of that year. However, some of these items were sold to the public.

If you purchased the wipes for personal use and have proof of purchase, you could be reimbursed for the full cost you paid for the wipes.

If you don’t have proof of purchase, you can still submit a claim, but you’ll only qualify for a cash payout of up to $5.

Epic Games (Fortnite)

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Filing deadline: Jan. 17, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission alleges that Epic Games — owner of Fortnite — charged gamers and parents for purchases the customers didn’t actually want to make between January 2017 and September 2022.

When the gamers (or their parents) disputed these transactions with their credit card companies, Epic Games allegedly locked users out of their Fortnite accounts.

The FTC has been contacting affected consumers via email since September. If you received an email notice, you can file a claim online to receive a full refund.


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Filing deadline: Jan. 17, 2024

Apple settled a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company did not accurately represent either the security or the value of some gift cards.

The settlement applies to eligible gift cards purchased between March 2018 and June 2020. If someone other than you or your gift card’s intended recipient redeemed the gift card, you could be eligible for a portion of the $1.8 million settlement fund.

If you have a valid claim, you could receive the same amount you paid for the gift card at the time of purchase.

Allianz Global Assistance

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Filing deadline: Jan. 25, 2024

Allianz Global Assistance is a travel insurance provider that covers travelers who want rental car, medical, or cancellation insurance, among other services.

According to a class-action lawsuit, Allianz Global Assistance illegally charged certain travelers fees for non-insurance assistance services.

Only Washington and California residents who purchased an Allianz Global Assistance plan are eligible to file a claim in this case.

California residents must have purchased the plan between Sept. 4, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2023. Washington residents are eligible if they purchased plans between April 2, 2018, and Sept. 30, 2023.

Cash payouts for valid claims will range from 40% to 75% of the total cost of the illegal assistance fees.

Arterian (Mueller)

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Filing deadline: Jan. 30, 2024

Aterian, Inc. is a manufacturer that owns home and kitchen appliance brands such as Mueller, Aussie Health Co., and HomeLabs.

According to a class-action lawsuit, Aterian sold Mueller kitchen products branded with images of the Austrian flag, even though the products were not made in Austria.

If you purchased one of these Austrian-labeled kitchen products between Dec. 9, 2018, and Aug. 23, 2023, you can file a claim for a $7.50 cash payment per incorrectly labeled product (for up to two separate products).

Alternatively, you can receive a $15 voucher for a qualifying product (for up to two products).

Bottom line

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If you have a valid claim in any of the lawsuits we listed above, filing a claim can be a great way to boost your bank account.

As the new year unfolds, stay up to date on class-action lawsuits to ensure you don’t miss out on potential financial benefits.

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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.