A class action lawsuit has resulted in everyone who bought milk in the last 14 years being entitled to a decent little chunk of change.

According to WILX, the class action lawsuit involving 15 states (plus D.C.) against milk producers over price-fixing has ended with a $52 million settlement, that will be repayed to consumers who have purchased milk between 2003 and now. The milk producers were accused of conspiring in the early slaughter of dairy cows to keep prices higher, a claim which they denied, but chose to settle the lawsuit to avoid trial.

To claim your refund, you must have purchased any dairy product (milk, yogurt, ice cream, etc.) after 2003. No proof of purchase is necessary, but you must submit your claim to http://www.boughtmilk.com by January 31, 2017 for the refund, which is dependent on the number of claims. WILX says the estimates settlement amount is $45-70/person, but refund website says to expect between $5-20/person. Either amount is better than nothing.

You must also have lived in one of the states listed below between 2003 and now:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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