Bonnier Magazine Michigan Privacy Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Bonnier Corporation is resolving a class action alleging it violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA) with—oddly—magazine subscriptions. The complaint alleges it disclosed information about its magazines’ subscribers, without their permission, to third parties. 

Docket Number:


Company: Bonnier Corporation

Filing Deadline: August 5, 2019

Class Period: August 5, 2019

Objection Deadline: August 5, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: August 5, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: August 5, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records are being used for verification.


You may be eligible if you live in Michigan and, at any time between July 28, 2010 and June 25, 2019, you subscribed to or had a subscription to any Bonnier publication, where you got your subscription directly from Bonnier and not through a third-party agent. Bonnier publications include the following:

  • Boating
  • Cruising World
  • Field & Stream
  • Flying
  • Marlin
  • Outdoor Life
  • Popular Science
  • Sailing World
  • Saltwater Sportsman
  • Saveur
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sport Diver
  • Sport Fishing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterski
  • Working Mother
  • Yachting
Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund, estimated at $43 to $86 per person. Final amount depends on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,150,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kilpela
Law Office of Daniel O. Myers

Claim Form: Bonnier Magazine Michigan Privacy Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Friske v. Bonnier Corporation

Settlement Website: Bonnier Magazine Michigan Privacy Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Friske v. Bonnier Administrator
1650 Arch Street
Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties, Your Privacy