Lenovo Adware 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:

Lenovo is putting aside $8.3 million for settlement of a class action alleging that it placed problematic software on certain of its computers. The software, by Superfish, is called VisualDiscovery. Users claimed that it slowed down the computers, invaded users’ privacy, and created security risks. 

Docket Number:

4:15-md-02624-HSG (N.D. Cal.)

Company: Lenovo

Filing Deadline: March 25, 2019

Class Period: September 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015

Objection Deadline: March 25, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: March 25, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: April 18, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

Option 1: No proof necessary, benefit limited to $40. Option 2: Requires documentation of problems (such as necessary credit monitoring or technical service), but benefits of up to $750 per computer.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought one or more of the non-Think-branded Lenovo compueter models below, for use and not for resale, in the US between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015:

  • G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G50-45 
  • U Series: U430P, U430Touch, U530Touch 
  • Y Series: Y40-70, Y50-70 
  • Z Series: Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70 
  • Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10 
  • MIIX Series: MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11 
  • YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW

The bar code on the sticker on the bottom of your computer should tell you what the model is. You can also find out in the Systems Information application on the computer. For more information, see https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/find- product-name.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Option 1: estimated at $40. Option 2: Up to $750.

Total Settlement Amount: $8.3 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Girard Sharp LLP
Pritzker Levine LLP

Claim Form: Lenovo Adware Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Lenovo Adware Litigation

Settlement Website: Lenovo Adware Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Lenovo Adware Settlement
c/o Angeion Group
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-877-595-0389
info@LenovoAdwareSettlement.com

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