Edwards v. Hearst Communications, Inc.
Hearst Settlement
1:15-cv-09279-AT-JLC

Welcome to the Hearst Settlement Website

IF YOU LIVED IN MICHIGAN AT ANY TIME ON OR BEFORE JULY 30, 2016 AND PURCHASED AND/OR HAD A SUBSCRIPTION TO A HEARST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. MAGAZINE OR OTHER PUBLICATION ON OR BEFORE JULY 30, 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 magazine publisher Hearst Communications, Inc. The class action lawsuit involves whether Hearst Communications, Inc. disclosed its customers’ subscription information to third parties, which is alleged to violate Michigan privacy law. While Hearst believes that its practices were in compliance with Michigan law, Hearst chose to settle this case, without admitting liability, to focus time, effort and resources on continuing to provide valued content to its readers, as the organization has since its founding, and not on additional legal fees and the uncertainty of litigation.

 

Who is included?

You are included if you had a Michigan street address at any time on or before July 30, 2016 and purchased and/or had a subscription to a Hearst Publication on or before July 30, 2016. Hearst Publications include any magazine or other publication published by Defendant, one of its subsidiaries, predecessors, or companies acquired by Hearst, or any publication acquired by Hearst, in the United States, including but not limited to any one of the following magazines or publications: Country Living, Cosmopolitan, Elle Decor, Elle, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Town & Country, Veranda, and Woman’s Day.

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 $155.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

OPTION AND DEADLINE
EVENT
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
March 25, 2019 (Postmarked or Received)
 
This is the only way to receive a payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
March 25, 2019 (Postmarked or Received)
 
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the Claims in this case.
OBJECT
March 25, 2019 (Filed)
 
Write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement.
GO TO THE HEARING
March 28, 2019 (Filed)
 
Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement. The Court has scheduled the Final Approval Hearing for April 18, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. The Court may adjourn the final fairness hearing at any time. Class Members should contact Class Counsel at 646-837-7150 to confirm the date and time.
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

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Mail

Hearst Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91225
Seattle, WA 98111-9931