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Washington Post Subscription Auto-Renewal California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

WP Company, LLC, also known as The Washington Post, is settling a California class action about its automatically-renewing subscriptions. The complaint alleged that the company renewed annual and four-week subscriptions automatically and charged customers’ payment methods when it had not provided the disclosures or obtained the authorizations required by California law.

Docket Number:

3:20-cv-05218-WHO

Company: WP Company, LLC

Filing Deadline: September 19, 2021

Class Period: July 29, 2016 to April 1, 2021

Objection Deadline: September 19, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: September 19, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 17, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

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

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person who, between July 29, 2016 and April 1, 2021, enrolled in a digital WaPo subscription with a California billing address, and who, during that time, were charged and paid one or more fees for automatic renewal in connection with the subscription.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Choice of options: (1) Automatic Account Credit: Four or eight weeks of a free digital subscription, depending on whether their renewal was for four weeks or annual, applied to your current WaPo account. (2) Cash payment: Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,762,480

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Bursor & Fisher

Claim Form: Washington Post Subscription Auto-Renewal California Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Jordan v. WP Company LLC

Settlement Website: Washington Post Subscription Auto-Renewal California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

CA Newspaper Renewal Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 11035
Seattle, WA 98111
info@CANewspaperRenewalSettlement.com
888-691-3208

Tags: Automatic Subscription Renewal or Continuous Service Agreement, Unfair Subscription Practices