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Lawsuit settlements could mean money for you!

Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 22:27:52-04

Did you buy fluoride tablets for you or your kids to chew and keep your teeth strong? A class action lawsuit is alleging some contain less than 50 percent fluoride.

The settlement could mean money back.

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is one of the brands. If you bought it between Oct. 31, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2015, you could qualify. The deadline to file is April 17, 2017.

The businesses claim no wrongdoing.

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The makers of the prescription drug Provigil settled a lawsuit over allegations they tried to delay the sale of a generic version.

If you bought between June 24, 2006 and March 31, 2012, you could get part of the $35 million settlement. The deadline to file is close, April 13th, 2014.

The company claimed no wrongdoing.

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And if you were employed by Kelly services as a temp worker check this out. A class action lawsuit claims they included a liability release for background checks they ran on workers. And that would be against the law.

If you had a report run between July 18, 2012 and January 23rd, 2014, you could get up to $272 back.

The company claims no wrongdoing.

The deadline to file is April 25th, 2017.

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While these settlements can mean money for consumers, and hold businesses accountable, they could also be in jeopardy.

Scott Hardy with Top Class Actions says a federal bill, HR 985 could make it "impossible to file a class action in some consumer cases."

He says that's because same damages, names and addresses of all affected by the suit would have to be known.

Hardy says that could be impossible if millions of people are affected.

They likely paid different amounts, had different experiences — even though the underlying issues was the same. The bill has already passed the house and is on the way to the Senate. It also includes wording about limiting what attorneys can get from the suits.

So, let Senator's McCain and Flake know how you feel.

And let me know.