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Whitepages Right of Publicity Illinois and Ohio Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Whitepages, Inc. is settling a class action alleging it violated the Illinois Right of Publicity Act and Ohio Revised Code § 2741.01 regarding its directory and people-search services. The company permits free initial searches that it uses to sell subscriptions, and the complaint alleged it uses individuals’ names, ages, contact information, likenesses, and other information to advertise its subscription services.

Docket Number:

19-cv-4871

Company: Whitepages, Inc.

Filing Deadline: August 24, 2022

Class Period: May 7, 2019 to January 27, 2022

Objection Deadline: August 24, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: August 24, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: September 28, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you have a primary Illinois or Ohio residential address, your individual details were provided on Whitepages.com in response to a search, and your name was clicked on between May 7, 2019 and January 27, 2022, if the searcher purchased a subscription during the same site visit. If you received a notice of the settlement via email or postal mail, you are likely to be eligible.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Payment, estimated to be $125-$245 for Illinois residents and $315-$630 for Ohio residents. Payments could be more or less, depending on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,208,440 fund for Illinois residents, $2,864,200 fund for Ohio residents

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$1,000

Law Firms:
Beaumont Costales LLC
Bursor & Fisher
Edelson

Claim Form: Whitepages Right of Publicity Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Butler, et al. v. Whitepages, Inc.

Settlement Website: Whitepages Right of Publicity Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Butler, et al. v. Whitepages, Inc.
Settlement Administrator
PO Box 25415
Santa Ana, CA 92799
info@whitepagesrightofpublicity.com
855-619-9576

Tags: Right of Publicity, Using Your Picture For Commercial Gain, Using Your Private Information Without Consent