10 Class-Action Lawsuits With March Deadlines That Could Make You Money

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Updated April 11, 2024
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Hoping to make extra money this month? Class-action lawsuits apply to broad groups of consumers, so you might be eligible for a payout without even knowing it.

Instead of leaving money on the table, look through our list of 10 class-action suits with deadlines expiring in March. 

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Apple

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Filing deadline: March 1

Apple recently settled a lawsuit alleging that it misled consumers about whether they would be able to share app subscriptions that they purchased while part of an Apple Family Sharing plan with family members.

The settlement was for $25 million. You could be eligible for up to $30 if you subscribed to an app via the Apple Store between June 21, 2015, and Jan. 30, 2019. 

To qualify, you and at least one other family member must have been part of an Apple Family Sharing group during the period.

Beef processors (various companies)

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Filing deadline: March 4

According to this lawsuit, a variety of major beef processors conspired to raise beef prices above the fair market rate over a period of several years. As a result, direct purchasers who bought from Tyson, Cargill, National Beef, or JBS allegedly were unjustly overcharged.

If you bought case-ready beef or boxed beef directly from a major beef processor in the U.S. between Jan. 1, 2015, and Feb. 10, 2022, you could qualify for a portion of the settlement.

Credit Karma

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Filing deadline: March 4

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), hundreds of thousands of consumers tried to apply for credit based on a Credit Karma offer stating they were either pre-approved for a loan or had a 90% chance of approval.

Individuals were then denied the credit they applied for, which, in some cases, caused their credit scores to drop.

You could be eligible for a cash payout if you have a valid claim. Although Credit Karma settled for $3 million, it’s unclear what individual payouts will total.

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CafePress

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Filing deadline: March 10

Customers who used CafePress to design and purchase custom gifts and had their Social Security numbers compromised during a 2019 cyberattack might be eligible for a payout.

The FTC’s lawsuit against CafePress alleged that the company should have done more to prevent the attack. CafePress settled for $500,000.

Individuals with valid claims will likely qualify for a cash payment.

Knix Wear

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Filing deadline: March 11

Knix Wear is an undergarment brand that markets (among other things) a line of leak-proof period underwear.

If you purchased one of these Knix Wear products at any point between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2022, you might be able to file a settlement claim. 

According to a lawsuit, Knix Wear’s products didn’t stand up to the company’s claims that they were 100% free of specific substances and chemicals.

Individuals with valid claims may receive a portion of the cash value of up to three eligible items.

Colgate-Palmolive (Fabuloso products)

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Filing deadline: March 13

Colgate-Palmolive pulled its Fabuloso cleaning product line from shelves after learning that some batches weren’t made with the correct level of preservatives. This alleged error increased the possibility that some bacteria could grow within the cleaning product itself.

The company settled for $1.9 million. Individuals who purchased these products between Dec. 14, 2022, and Nov. 14, 2023, and who have valid claims could receive a cash payment equal to up to five purchased Fabuloso products.

&Pizza (ImaPizza)

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Filing deadline: March 18

&Pizza — a pizza chain owned by ImaPizza that operates primarily on the East Coast — allegedly continued sending texts to individual customers even after those customers opted out of receiving marketing texts.

The company settled for $750,000. Customers with valid claims could receive up to $372 for each marketing text they received after opting out of receiving messages.

Hilco Redevelopment

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Filing deadline: March 26

This class-action suit applies solely to residents of the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago whose health and/or property were damaged when Hilco Redevelopment demolished its Crawford Coal Plant smokestack.

The demolition occurred on April 11, 2020, and spread potentially dangerous dust across the Little Village area.

Hilco settled for $12.25 million. Individuals with valid claims could receive cash payouts of up to $400.

LensCrafters Accufit

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Filing deadline: March 27

According to a recent class-action suit, contact lens and glasses manufacturer LensCrafter misled customers about the accuracy of its Accufit technology, which claimed to offer much more precise eye measurements than other technologies on the market.

LensCrafters settled the suit for $39 million. If you purchased eyewear after being fitted with Accufit on or after Sept. 5, 2013, you could qualify for a payment of up to $50 per prescription eyeglass purchase.

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Aspen Dental Management

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Filing deadline: March 31

Aspen Dental Management is a nationwide network of independent dentists. According to this class-action suit, the company sent marketing text messages to individuals with Florida area codes without obtaining consent.

If you have a Florida area code number and received a marketing text message from Aspen Dental between July 1, 2021, and Feb. 20, 2024, you could receive a cash payment estimated at $87.45.

Bottom line

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Depending on the lawsuit and settlement, class-action lawsuits can be a helpful way to boost your bank account.

If you are eligible for a claim, make it before the deadline expires — your bank account will be glad you did.

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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.

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