Synapse Magazine Auto Renewal California 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:

Nearly $5 million is the price Synapse Group, Inc. and SynapseConnect, Inc. are paying to settle a class action alleging that their automatic magazine subscription renewals violated California law. The complaint alleged that the companies did not give consumers clear and conspicuous notice of the automatic renewal terms.

Docket Number:


Company: Synapse Group Inc.

Filing Deadline: May 3, 2019

Class Period: May 17, 2012 to October 8, 2018

Objection Deadline: May 3, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: May 3, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: June 14, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if you are an individual in California who was enrolled by Synapse in an automatic renewal or continuous service magazine subscription, between May 17, 2012 and October 8, 2018.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund. Final amount depends on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,980,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$50,000 divided among six class representatives

Law Firm:
Dostart Hannink & Coveney

Claim Form: Synapse Magazine Auto Renewal California Settlement Claims Form

Case Name: Cruz, et al. v. Synapse Group, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Synapse Magazine Auto Renewal California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cruz v. Synapse Settlement Administrator
c/o CPT Group Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Tags: Deceptive Business Practices, Unlawful Subscription Renewal