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woman purchasing SquareTrade protection plan for Amazon purchase

A settlement has been reached that resolves class action allegations that SquareTrade Protection Plans sold on Amazon have “severe coverage limitations.”

SquareTrade Protection Plans are protection plans for various devices. The plans are sold on Amazon as add-on items to a purchase or on their own.

If you purchased a SquareTrade Protection Plan on Amazon between April 20, 2012 and Oct. 8, 2018, you could get a refund of the purchase price and a $10 off coupon from this class action settlement.

Lead plaintiffs accused the makers of SquareTrade Protection Plans of falsely marketing the product. According to the SquareTrade Protection Plan class action lawsuit, customers who purchased the plan on Amazon were not adequately informed of its features.

In particular, customers were not informed of a clause within the terms of service required for purchase of the plans that bound them to arbitration. According to the SquareTrade class action, such clauses violate Iowa state law, as well as federal warranty laws.



The plaintiffs further accused the makers SquareTrade Protection Plans of failing to make these terms easily accessible to those purchasing via Amazon using a mobile device. Access to the term of service details of SquareTrade Protection Plans was difficult, claimed the plaintiffs.

SquareTrade admits no wrongdoing, but has agreed to change how the terms of service are disclosed and modify how claims are processed. In addition, the company has agreed to refund Class Members’ claims that were previously denied and provide coupons worth $10 off SquareTrade products.

Class Members will be automatically opted into the SquareTrade Protection Plan class action settlement.

Class Members who wish to opt out of the class action settlement must do so by May 22, 2019. Class Members who wish to object must do so by June 7, 2019.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members include those who purchased a SquareTrade Protection Plan on Amazon between April 20, 2012 and Oct. 8, 2018.



Potential Award

Refund and $10 coupon.

If your claim was denied because you bought SquareTrade Protection Plan from a retailer other than Amazon, you will receive a refund equal to the amount you paid for the plan.

In addition, Class Members will also receive a $10 off coupon toward the future purchase of a SquareTrade Protection Plan for a mobile phone.

Proof of Purchase

Class Members will be automatically opted into the settlement.

Exclusion/Opt-Out Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.



Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Exclusion/Opt-Out Deadline

05/22/2019 to exclude

06/07/2019 to object

Case Name

Swinton v. SquareTrade Inc., Case No. 4:18-cv-00144-SMR-SBJ, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Final Hearing

06/21/2019

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Class Counsel:
Harley C. Erbe
ERBE LAW FIRM
2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
(515) 281-1460
erbelawfirm@aol.com

Steven P. Wandro
WANDRO & ASSOCIATES
2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
(515) 281-1475
swandro@2501grand.com

Class Counsel

Harley C. Erbe
ERBE LAW FIRM

Steven P. Wandro
WANDRO & ASSOCIATES

Defense Counsel

Douglas A. Winthrop
ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER LLP

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93 Comments

  • JUDY HARRIS July 9, 2019

    I received a letter in the mail that told me I had been added. they have done this to me on 3 separate occasions, will I receive a check on all 3 or just one? I had purchased all 3 before I tried collecting on one for my android, then my iPad went belly up and they would not pay on it either.

  • Juan Escudero July 3, 2019

    When should we expect the refund?

  • Patti Reaves June 26, 2019

    I bought a Square Trade Warranty through Target on 12/18/18…it isn’t worth the paper it was printed on…and I’m stuck with a headset with a broken microphone – after I was told that the warranty would cover any problems for 2 years – and they will not help me with the microphone issue…RIP OFF

  • joan hollar June 8, 2019

    please add me I have bought 7-8 plans from amazon

  • Devon Hughes June 7, 2019

    Please add me DEVON Hughes. I have had 2 with Amazon

  • Chris June 7, 2019

    I also have multiple Square Trade Purchases through Amazon. I would like to be added to this case.

  • MARY BAKAIMANI June 7, 2019

    Mary Bakaimani.

    Please add me. I purchased 3 plans from Amazon

  • VICKI EDER June 7, 2019

    Please add me to this action. I bought mine through Amazon. Thank you.

  • Ben Johnson June 5, 2019

    I bought square trade four time through HSN

  • MaryAnn Zylka June 4, 2019

    I bought Square trade two times through Amazon. Please add me.

  • Tia June 4, 2019

    Square trade is a rip off. I’ve bought a few plans, please add me.

  • Barbara ChilldresMitchell June 4, 2019

    Please add me

  • Rustie Zerby June 4, 2019

    I have purchased about 5 or 6 plans. Please add me

  • Alfred Laguna June 4, 2019

    I bought four protection planes

  • Carmelita Woods June 4, 2019

    I have purchased a few of the protection plan.
    Please add me.
    Thank you

  • LaTarsha Hamilton-Owens June 4, 2019

    Add me

  • Juan Williams June 4, 2019

    Add me, I have purchased 3 warranties.

  • Tami Rose June 4, 2019

    add me

  • Michelle R Ring June 2, 2019

    add

  • Rhonda June 1, 2019

    Please add me. Thanks!

  • liz May 31, 2019

    Please add me

  • Kenisha Towns May 31, 2019

    Please add me. I have purchased several warranties.

  • Trudy Tedder May 31, 2019

    Please add me to this settlement.

    Thank you.

  • Henry Kimbrough May 31, 2019

    add me please

  • Renee Richburg May 31, 2019

    Pls add me to your list

  • Sande Clark May 31, 2019

    Please add me to your list, I have purchased several warrantys on different purchases. On a couple was denied warranty claims.

  • Lucy Carlson May 30, 2019

    Pls add me, I purchased this with a tablet.

  • Jennifer Harrelson May 29, 2019

    I purchased insurance for my son’s game controllers thru Amazon. Please add me to the list.

  • Juli May 28, 2019

    Yup, for a Dyson

  • Curtis Rogers May 28, 2019

    Do purchasing power count that who mine through

  • Carlos Trevino May 28, 2019

    Please add me to your list.

  • Eugenia Farias May 28, 2019

    Please add me

  • Rachelle Davis May 28, 2019

    Please add me.

  • Jason May 28, 2019

    Please add me.

  • Veronica Duffy May 28, 2019

    Add Me

  • robert May 28, 2019

    add me

  • Gwen Banks May 28, 2019

    Add me

  • Terrie Schane May 28, 2019

    I have a couple in Amazon so add me.

  • Anne M RICH May 28, 2019

    add me. bought several of these.

  • Roseann May 28, 2019

    Have bought several of these. I need to be added.

  • Tiffani Martin May 27, 2019

    Add me please… I purchased several of these warranties when I bought items from Sam’s Club

  • Robert Beal May 24, 2019

    DEfinetly add me…

  • Cruz Subia May 24, 2019

    As a Prime Amazon member I do purchase Square trade with a product that needs extra warranty..Please include me………………..

  • Anthony Labate May 24, 2019

    add me

  • Sharon Dvorkin Solotky May 24, 2019

    add me

  • Sheri Kincade May 24, 2019

    please ad me

  • Shirley Lott-Stinnett May 22, 2019

    add me

  • Daphne Adams May 22, 2019

    add me please

  • Prakash c Shah May 22, 2019

    add me

  • Marque Hulbert May 21, 2019

    Why would I want a coupon for a square trade plan when they have already been sued because they don’t live up to their promises. They cheated me, but they can stick their coupon, don’t want it, as I will never use them again.

  • Elizabeth Vanasse May 21, 2019

    Please send info or forms re: Square Trade settlement. I purchased protection from Amazon.

  • Christy A Ciaccio May 21, 2019

    add me

  • Christie J Jones May 21, 2019

    Add Me. I have purchased a few from Amazon during the years stated.

  • Kimberly Curran May 21, 2019

    Add me

  • Lesley May 21, 2019

    I bought one from Amazon as well.

  • Marie goddard May 21, 2019

    Please add me

    • Sheryle Pinon May 21, 2019

      Please add me bought one for our coffee maker

  • Sandra May 21, 2019

    I did purchase Square Trade on 2 different occasions. I also received a post card alerting me to this law suit. Do I still need to file here as well?

  • John M May 19, 2019

    I’ve bought many Square Trade protection plans through eBay. What does this (from above) mean?

    ** If your claim was denied because you bought SquareTrade Protection Plan from a retailer other than Amazon, you will receive a refund equal to the amount you paid for the plan. In addition, Class Members will also receive a $10 off **

  • Tim Mattaliano May 18, 2019

    I purchased a SquareTrade protection plan from Amazon during this time, please add me

  • Donna J Foster May 18, 2019

    Please add me

  • Aaron Ford May 16, 2019

    I purchased a 3 SquareTrade protection plan from Amazon during this time, please add me

  • Sierra May 15, 2019

    I purchased a SquareTrade protection plan from Amazon during this time, please add me

  • Laura Mendes May 15, 2019

    I have bought a squaretrade please add me

  • Lorena Warren May 14, 2019

    I also have bought a squaretrade plan during those dates through Amazon please add me

  • reginald R martin May 14, 2019

    I have also purchased plans over the years so please include me.

  • Tara M Rectenwald May 14, 2019

    I have proof of purchase for my square trade warranty though amazon! Please add me!

  • Joe May 13, 2019

    Several SquareTrade Protection Plans purchased during the time specified.

  • Diane Jeno May 11, 2019

    I just got my claim denied because it was not covered under the warranty for a cracked face on my Fitbit. Because I hit it accidentally.

  • William M Goren May 10, 2019

    Bought several

  • Sam May 9, 2019

    Phones and laptops

  • C May 9, 2019

    I bought numerous SquareTrade plans during this time frame, and would like to be included.

  • Sandra Douglas May 9, 2019

    Please add me also

  • Melinda May 7, 2019

    I also received 3 emails, but all with the same ID number.

  • Austin Showers April 30, 2019

    I’ve bought SEVERAL of their protection plans. Glad to know their bullshit is over and I get my money back. They’re absolute cheaters; the moment you buy their plan they run away and hide. (I got the email so we’re good)

  • Jeannette Astacio April 27, 2019

    I bought at least 2 add me to this claim.

  • Thaddeus L Pajor April 27, 2019

    I purchased more than one I think I purchased three add me

  • C.W April 23, 2019

    What do we do in this situation? I was never denied a refund or anything. I just purchased items from Amazon that came with the square trade warranty. How do I proceed from here?

  • Camile D Paul-Robinson April 23, 2019

    How do I file for the Square trade Class action

  • J Cameron April 23, 2019

    I received 3 emails, all with different ID numbers – I’m assuming 1 for each protection plan purchased?
    Anyone else have a similar situation?

  • Lan Hockycko April 22, 2019

    I too received that email.

  • Lauren Ka April 20, 2019

    Thought I would post a useful comment to break up the redundancy of “Add Me”.

    I recently checked my Spam Folder and found an email from 4/14/2019 with the subject “Legal Notice of Class Action Settlement” that came from an email address @sstsettlement.com (sst = SquareTrade Settlement). This email is the one you will get if you are eligible in this case. I believe in this instance there really is no “Add Me” if you didn’t get this email. This email also contains an ID number specific to you.

  • Terry D Brager April 20, 2019

    Add me.

  • Edwin Russell April 20, 2019

    add me to settlement, i purchanshed square trade

  • Pamela S Craig April 18, 2019

    I have moved since my purchase. If you require my new address, please let me know.

  • C. Shelmire April 17, 2019

    Please add me

  • Alicia April 17, 2019

    To the people in the comments: Please read the report. You’ll get an email letting you know you may be included and if you are, you’ll get a check and coupon in the mail. You don’t need to comment here or anywhere else to get your refund.

  • Leah Dungan April 14, 2019

    Please add me

  • Marsha Edelen April 12, 2019

    Please include me. I have purchased several of the Square Trade warranties. Thank you.

  • Christina April 12, 2019

    Add me

  • Cydney Smith April 12, 2019

    Please add me to settlement
    I purchased a sq trade warranty on tv purchased off eBay
    Cydney Smith

  • Beatriz Guerrero April 11, 2019

    Please add me. We purchase the SquareTrade every time it is offered.

  • Natalie Engel Monsalve April 10, 2019

    Please add me, I have purchased this every time I got a new tablet, I even purchased recently when buying xbox 1

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