In the last 14 years if you bought milk and are resident of any one of 15 states, you may receive a refund worth up to $70 as the result of a class action lawsuit.
In the states of Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin; Milk producers have been sued for fixing the prices of milk and dairy products.
Time magazine reports, that the available payout to milk buyers is part of a class action settlement reached with the Cooperatives Working Together,
The lawsuit accused them of trying to illegally raise the prices of milk and other fresh dairy products by limiting the production of milk. The were also allegedly accused of slaughtering more than 500,000 cows in its bid to limit production and fix prices.
The company is set to payout more than $52 million to settle the case and issue the refunds to consumers.
The refund consists of up to $70 for private citizens and hundreds of dollars for organizations that have bought a milk product at a retailer in one of the relevant states in the last 14 years.
Eligible U.S. residents must fill out a form at boughtmilk.com by the end of January to qualify for a refund.