Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement
Case No. 16-cv-02444-KMK

Welcome to the Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement Website

IF YOU PURCHASED OR HAD A SUBSCRIPTION TO A CONSUMER REPORTS, INC. MAGAZINE OR PUBLICATION BETWEEN APRIL 1, 2010 AND OCTOBER 31, 2016, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

What is this lawsuit about?

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against nonprofit magazine publisher Consumer Reports, Inc. The class action lawsuit involves whether Consumer Reports, Inc. disclosed its customers’ subscription information to third parties, which is alleged to violate Michigan privacy law.

A more detailed description of the lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.

Who is included?

You are included if you have a Michigan street address and between April 1, 2010 and October 31, 2016, purchased or had a subscription to a Consumer Reports Publication. Consumer Reports Publications include any magazine or publication published by Defendant or any of its subsidiaries in the United States, including but not limited to any one of the following magazines and/or publications: Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Online, Consumer Reports on Health Newsletter, ShopSmart, and/or MoneyAdvisor.

Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata (meaning equal) portion of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates to be approximately $180.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM This is the only way to receive a payment. You must complete and submit a Claim Form by January 17, 2019.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

(Expired)

You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case. You must mail or deliver your exclusion request no later than October 4, 2018.

OBJECT

(Expired)

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement. Objections must be postmarked by October 4, 2018.
GO TO THE HEARING

(Expired)

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Final Approval Hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. [ET] on November 30, 2018.
DO NOTHING You won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
For more information about the Settlement and how it affects you, please visit the Important Documents and FAQs pages of this website.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail

Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91304
Seattle, WA 98111