Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Search

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Class action lawsuits, including securities class action lawsuits, are a large and growing source of unclaimed funds. Each year hundreds of companies are involved in class action litigation. Recent class action settlements have exceeded $10 billion ($5 billion last year alone), yet more than half of those entitled to payment fail to file a claim…. Click Here to Read More

Lost and Expired Gift Card and Gift Certificate Refunds

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Consumers spent $80 billion on gift cards and gift certificates last year, the majority of which were purchased during the Christmas holiday season. Approximately 5-10% – worth between $4 and $8 billion – are never redeemed, including $38 million at Best Buy and $37 million at Home Depot. Despite the fact many gift certificates, stored… Click Here to Read More

Replace Lost, Destroyed or Stale-dated Checks

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Checks often go unclaimed after they are lost or destroyed, returned by the post office as undeliverable, or because the payee simply forgets to present them for payment. Failure to cash or deposit a check does not terminate your right to the funds and the issuer’s responsibility to pay. This is generally true even if… Click Here to Read More

Digital Music Royalty Payments Owed Recording Artists, Musicians & Copyright Owners

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The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 (DPRA) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) mandated the payment of royalties to recording artists, master rights owners (record labels) and independent artists, for use of their work in digital and satellite transmissions. Royalties are generated from satellite radio play (SIRIUS &… Click Here to Read More

Oil & Gas Lease Payments – Mineral Royalties – Lost Checks and Missing Payments

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Land sales in most parts of the country include the surface and what lies below, including oil, gas and mineral deposits. Landowners typically have the right to sell these valuable assets, generally by leasing a portion of the land to an oil or gas driller or mining company. A mineral royalty is a payment to… Click Here to Read More

Missing Rebates and Unclaimed Rebate Refund Checks

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Many manufacturers and retailers depend on the fact that while rebates are an excellent way to attract sales, the majority of consumers will never file for a rebate after purchase, and fewer still will follow-up if the rebate is not received. The National Consumers League estimates only 2-3% of all those who buy a product… Click Here to Read More

SAG Unclaimed Actor Royalties & Residuals – AFTRA & Coogan Payments

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is holding money for thousands of performers whose residuals checks – royalties earned from television and film performances – have gone unclaimed. Residuals go unclaimed if an outdated address is on file, or if the legal beneficiary to a deceased performer’s estate is unknown. SAG processes over 1.5 million residuals… Click Here to Read More

Unclaimed Nevada Casino Slot Machine Winnings

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Each year approximately $22.5 million in slot machine winning tickets goes unclaimed by gamblers who fail to cash out on leaving Nevada casinos. Failure to claim the slot winnings does not terminate the casino’s obligation to make the payout. The state Gaming Commission now requires that casinos retain and track expired slot vouchers. Effective July… Click Here to Read More

Writers Guild of America Unclaimed Copyright Payments & Royalties

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The Writers Guild of America is holding in excess of $13 million in unclaimed compensation for thousands of writers. Most of this money consists of taxes collected by foreign countries that were enacted to compensate US-based copyright holders for their work. These taxes – on items like blank and rental videocassettes and DVDs – come… Click Here to Read More

California Unclaimed Property and Missing Money

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89,000 Californians have failed to redeem $50 million worth of IOU’s issued by the state in lieu of payment during the budget crisis of 2009. On Friday, January 15, 2010, the California State Controller began mailing letters to those who have not cashed their Registered Warrants, commonly referred to as IOUs. California issued IOUs July… Click Here to Read More