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Consumer Reports Publications Auto Renewal Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Consumer Reports, Inc. provides product reviews and other useful information in its Consumer Reports magazine and other publications, including Consumer Reports on Health, Consumer Reports Online, and Consumer Reports All Access. This settlement resolves a class action alleging that a number of California consumers were enrolled in and charged for automatic renewal subscriptions to these publications without first giving them the auto renew offer terms in a clear and conspicuous way, as the California Automatic Renewal Law requires.

Docket Number:

37-2020-00046677-CU-BT-CTL

Company: Consumer Reports Inc.

Filing Deadline: September 27, 2021

Class Period: March 2, 2016 to November 5, 2020

Objection Deadline: September 27, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: September 27, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 5, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof. Presumably company records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual in California who, between March 2, 2016 and November 5, 2020 (1) enrolled in an automatic subscription renewal or continuous service program through Consumer Reports for Consumer Reports magazine, Consumer Reports on Health, Consumer Reports Online, and Consumer Reports All Access and (2) were charged for an automatic renewal of that subscription.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The net settlement amount (after payments to the attorneys and for other costs of the settlement) will be divided equally among class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,150,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$30,000 total

Law Firm:
Dostart Hannink & Coveney

Claim Form: Consumer Reports Publications Auto Renewal Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: McKinney, Koller et al. v. Consumer Reports, Inc.

Settlement Website: Consumer Reports Publications Auto Renewal Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

McKinney, Koller et al. v. Consumer Reports, Inc.
Settlement Administrator
c/o CPT Group, Inc
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
magazineautorenewalsettlement@cptgroup.com
888-975-2280

Tags: Automatic Subscription Renewal or Continuous Service Agreement