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Old 04-23-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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this is the email I got, I bought many items from Amazon with SquareTrade. Should I join the class settlement? Can I get more money if I sue SquareTrade individually? And why does it say in the description of this email that my potential award will only be a $10 coupon? I don't remember ANY of my Amazon claims being denied. Every single claim I made for the items I bought were replaced. And by joining this class settlement how much am I expected to pay for attorney fees just by being part of it and what would be the total amount including everything I would have to pay? I'm not sure whether or not I ever purchased SquareTrade protection plan using a mobile phone. I believe it was all done on the computer. Am I still eligible? Even if I bought it by phone those phones are gone now since I have a new one.



https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-...on-settlement/
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Boston
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if you play your cards right, you might squeeze $20 from them. good luck!
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:20 AM
 
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You don't have to pay for an attorney, just don't worry and someday in a few years you may get that $10 coupon or maybe a check for $0.79.

The attorneys make the money on these things. Sounds like you didn't have any damages anyway.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Most class settlements with CPG companies are a waste of time. Splitting $100 million with 100 million people. Ugh
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:31 PM
 
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You made two posts about this.

That is about twice the number of dollars you will see out of it.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I got a check for a class action settlement once. For about $5.00. They said if it wasn't cashed in 90days or whatever the money would be donated to charity. I didn't cash the check. It was something to do with being charged more than the usual rate on car insurance because the area I lived in had a lot of gravel trucks and was always gravel on highway so more busted windshields so insurance company was charging a little more in my area over a 10 years or so.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Also, FYI. The only ones who usually get any money are usually the lawyers who initiate class action suits.
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Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you are happy with the service you received, why would you sue?


And the payment for the lawyers comes out of the settlement and the money for the lawyer is not deductible so you owe taxes on the original settlement amount.


A union that I was in filed a class action lawsuit. Each of the worker's share of the settlement was $10,000. The lawyers got half of that so I received $5,000. But I owed taxes on the whole $10,000 and that put me into the higher tax bracket, so the $5,000 all went to the government in taxes.


A huge waste of time and I woldn't have signed on, but the union filed in the name of everyone in the union (where membership was manditory)
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Old Today, 12:23 PM
 
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I got this email for ST, too. I didn't join because the settlement will be too small to bother. I also got one recently for stock that we owned a few years ago, which I did fill out. We'll see if the settlement is decent.
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