Class action lawsuits: 5 ways to make money now or later

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 18, 2017

All of these are either settled class action lawsuits where you may qualify for money, or they are investigations where you may be able to take part. None of the companies involved in settlements claim any wrongdoing:

Wild Planet, Sustainable Seas Tuna Class Action Settlement
Consumers who purchased tuna sold under the brands Wild Planet or Sustainable Seas can claim up to $29 Thanks to a class action settlement resolving claims that the cans were under filled.

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Heart Surgery Infection Class Action Investigation
The FDA, CDC and hospitals around the country have been warning open heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to bacteria that can cause a life-threatening infection, thanks to contaminated equipment. Such devices are used by 250,000 open-heart patients during bypass surgeries every year. About 60 percent of those devices that are currently in use at hospitals around the country have been linked to potentially deadly infections. The devices may have been in the United States since 2006, the FDA said.

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Optical Disk Drive Class Action Settlement
If you purchased a desktop computer, laptop computer, game console, camcorder or other consumer electronic device between 2003 and 2008, chances are you qualify for this settlement. Eligible Class Members can claim up to $10 per device if it contained an optical disk drive. But hurry - the deadline is August 1.

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VW, Audi Airbag Recall Class Action Investigation
Volkswagen and Audi have recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles made between 2002 and 2017 due to defective airbags that can explode and shoot shrapnel into occupants, seriously injuring or even killing them. The automakers are now under scrutiny for failing to notify vehicle owners in a timely manner and for failing to help owners with costs associated with fixing their vehicles.

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Instaflex Joint Support Supplement Class Action Settlement
Did you purchase Instaflex Joint Support? You may be eligible to claim $15 per bottle (up to $105 per household) thanks to a class action settlement resolving allegations that these bottles were labeled with false and misleading claims. Class Members who did not purchase a bottle of the Instaflex glucosamine sulfate supplement but paid shipping and handling to receive a sample are entitled to a payment of $5.

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