Today at 4pm, we told you about a Class Action Lawsuit against Stein Mart that has resulted in Stein Mart agreeing to print coupons for shoppers in local newspapers all across the country.
It reminded me of a website where you can scour through hundreds (maybe thousands- I haven’t counted) of Class Action Lawsuits and Settlements across the country to find out if you have any of that settlement cash or some other offer coming to you. You don’t want to miss out!
The website is Lawyers and Settlements. A fellow consumer reporter who works in Salt lake City used the website for a story. He took the list of suits and parameters for being part of the “class” and set up a table at a local shopping mall. People could walk up and find out if they were owed money. You’d be surprised how many people realized they had money just waiting to be collected.
Disclaimer: I am not a litigious person. I know a lot of people argue that the only people who benefit from Class Action suits are the.. well…. the suits, the lawyers. While they make rake in some dough, it’s also true that when thousands of consumers are taken for a small amount of money here or there, making businesses pay with a fat monetary penalty is sometimes the only way to punish the business’ bad behavior. So cash in!