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Class Action Lawsuits, Wacky New Year Traditions

Class Action Lawsuits may end up scoring you a little cash in the new year. Read on my friends.

Class Actions You Might Be Eligible For
LivingSocial vouchers, Norton Antivirus, Verizon Wireless games, and Clearwire internet service all have open class-action lawsuits against them for which eligible customers can file claims and get cash. Here’s the down low:

LivingSocial Voucher Settlement: Anyone who purchased a LivingSocial voucher before October 1, 2012 and has been unable to redeem it is eligible to file a claim for up to 100% of the purchase price. The class-action suit alleges that daily-deal site vouchers are actually gift certificates and can’t expire within fewer than five years. File a claim by February 8, 2013.

Citibank HELOC Settlement: Customers who had their home equity line of credit suspended or reduced because Citi claimed that the value of their home had fallen too much are eligible for a $120 cash award. File a claim by January 31, 2013. (

Citizens Bank Overdraft Settlement: This suit alleged that Citizens Bank ran debit card transactions in order from largest to smallest, resulting in some overdraft fees that wouldn’t have occurred had transactions gone through chronologically. Some customers will receive their cash award automatically; others have to file a claim form by January 31, 2013. (

Wal-Born Settlement: Wal-Born is the Walgreens generic version of the supplement Airborne. No matter what name brand it’s sold under, this product is a supplement, not a drug, but it had been marketed as a product that prevents and cures cold and flu symptoms. If you bought Wal-Born between December 1, 2004 and March 29, 2010, file a claim form by February 4, 2013. (

Norton Anti-Virus Settlement: This suit alleges that Symantec improperly charged customers for renewals of software licenses after they had already paid for and installed upgrades to those programs. Customers who bought Norton products and enrolled in auto-renewal between October 1, 2005 and May 23, 2012 may be eligible. The deadline to file a claim form is May 6, 2013. (

Verizon Wireless Get It Now Games: Customers who paid for unlimited gaming and believed that it would transfer over to their new phone after an upgrade may be eligible for a cash settlement of up to $35. File a claim by April 30, 2013. (

Bayer Combination Aspirin: Products were sold for long-term use/heart health that had not been approved for that purpose by the FDA. Customers who bought Bayer Women’s Low-Dose Aspirin or Bayer Aspirin with Heart Health Advantage may be eligible for payments of $4 or $6. Covered purchase dates vary by product. File a claim by April 29, 2013. (

Clearwire Internet Settlement: This suit alleges that Clear offered poor service speeds and charged customers high early termination fees when they tried to cancel substandard service. File a claim by January 9, 2013. (

New Year's Eve will be here in a few days. Maybe you'll want to incorporate some of these international traditions into your celebration. Be careful with the fire though...and the jumping off chairs! Below are a few but the full article is here!


At midnight on New Year’s Eve, it’s customary in Spain to quickly eat 12 grapes (or uvas)—one at each stroke of the clock. Each grape supposedly signifies good luck for one month of the coming year. In Madrid, Barcelona, and other Spanish cities, revelers congregate in the main squares to gobble their grapes together and pass around bottles of cava.


During the traditional celebration of Kaliady, still-unmarried women play games to predict who will be wed in the New Year. In one game, a pile of corn is placed before each woman, and a rooster is let go; whichever pile the rooster approaches first reveals who will be the first to marry. In another game, a married woman hides certain items around her house for her unmarried friends to find; the woman who finds bread will supposedly marry a rich husband; the one who finds a ring will marry a handsome one.


Denmark (I worry about this one...drinking + chair jumping=emergency room)

Many Danes ring in the New Year by standing on chairs and then jumping off them together at midnight. Leaping into January is supposed to banish bad spirits and bring good luck.

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