Class action lawsuits: Do you qualify for cash back? Ford PowerShift Transmission Class Action Settlement

Owners of Ford vehicles equipped with a PowerShift transmission may qualify to claim cash payments worth thousands of dollars, discounts, and repair services. The settlement resolves allegations that the Ford PowerShift transmission contains a catastrophic failure and “slips, bucks, kicks, jerks and harshly engages.” Class Members include current owners or lessees of a 2012-2016 Ford Focus or a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta equipped with a PowerShift transmission. The deadline to file a claim is April 18, 2018 (estimated).

Photo by: Getty Images Class action lawsuits: Do you qualify for cash back? Uber Text Message Spam Class Action Settlement 

Did you receive an unwanted text from Uber in the past 7 years? You may be eligible to claim money from a $20 million class action settlement over claims the ridesharing service violated the law by sending text messages to persons who had not consented to receive them. The amount from the Uber text spam settlement will depend on how many people file timely and valid claims, so it cannot be determined at this time. However, we have seen other text spam class action settlements pay out as much as $25, $50, $100 or more.

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Photo by: Spencer Platt Class action lawsuits: Do you qualify for cash back? Pre-pay your medical expenses

If you pre-pay any medical expenses you know you will have or pay off existing medical expenses, you can write them off.  According to Hockensmith, this could be especially beneficial if federal tax reform removes the ability to deduct medical expenses in 2018.

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