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Is that animal food tainted? Major company settles lawsuit

3 settlements that could mean money for you
Posted: 6:00 AM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 10:01:12-04
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The makers of a popular bird food are paying millions after settling a lawsuit involving toxic chemicals.

If you bought Scotts Morning Song Bird Food, you could get part of the $85 million settlement.

It's one of three class action lawsuit settlements that could mean money for you.

Scotts/Miracle Gro had already been fined $12 million by the government.

It happened after Scotts admitted using pesticides on the bird food to protect it from insects during storage.

Think back. If you bought the product between November 2005 and March 2008, a settlement means you could get up to $100.

The company does not admit any wrongdoing.

Click here for more on the Scotts settlement.

A different settlement involves Compass Bank allegedly making survey calls to non-customers without their permission.

That would be illegal.

The settlement means if you received one of those calls between December 14, 2012 and February 8, 2019, you could get up to $350.

The company did not admit any wrongdoing.

Click here for more on the Compass Bank settlement.

A different settlement involves getting a text advertising the 2016 movie "Warcraft."

Allegations are those texts went to people without getting prior permission.

That would violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The $19 million settlement means you could get up to $50 if you received the text between May 1, 2016 through April 8, 2019.

The company did not admit any wrongdoing.

Click here for more on the Warcraft settlement.

Get an unwanted text? It may be worth keeping an image.

You never know about future lawsuits.