LinkedIn Add Connection Class Action 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:

This lawsuit challenges LinkedIn’s use of a service called Add Connections to grow its member base. Add Connections allows LinkedIn members to import contacts from their external email accounts and email connection invitations to one or more of those contacts inviting them to connect on LinkedIn.  If a connection invitation is not accepted within a certain period of time, up to two “reminder emails” are sent reminding the recipient that the connection invitation is pending. The Court found that members consented to importing their contacts and sending the connection invitation, but did not find that members consented to LinkedIn sending the two reminder emails. The Plaintiffs contend that LinkedIn members did not consent to the use of their names and likenesses in those reminder emails. LinkedIn denies these allegations and any and all wrongdoing or liability. No court or other entity has made a judgment or other determination of any liability.

Docket Number:


Company: LinkedIn

Filing Deadline: December 14, 2015

Objection Deadline: December 14, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: December 14, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 14, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

Must submit Identification number from email you received


All current and former LinkedIn members who used Add Connections to import information from external email accounts and send emails to persons who were nonmembers in which the member’s name, photograph, likeness and/or identity was displayed between September 17, 2011 and October 31, 2014.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Total Settlement Amount: $13,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Olavi Dunne
Russ August & Kabat

Claim Form:

Case Name: Paul Perkins et al v. LinkedIn Corp.

Settlement Website:

Claims Administrator:
Gilardi & Co. LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Perkins v. LinkedIn Corp., Settlement
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 808012
Petaluma, CA 94975-8012

Tags: Using Your Picture For Commercial Gain, Your Privacy