New York Times Subscription Auto-Renewal California Class Action

This class action brings suit against the New York Times Company under California’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL). The complaint alleges that when customers sign up for a subscription to the New York Times, they are enrolled in a month-to-month or year-to-year automatic renewal program, without the disclosures and authorizations required by ARL.  Read more

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Bed Bath & Beyond Automatic Renewal Membership California Class Action

California has a number of notable consumer protection laws, including the California Automatic Renewal Law in its Business and Professions Code. The complaint for this class action alleges that Bed Bath & Beyond instituted subscriptions with automatic renewals in ways that violated this law.  Read more

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Time, Inc., Meredith Corp. Automatic Renewals California Class Action

This California class action takes up the problem of automatic renewals of subscriptions, which are increasingly common these days. The complaint alleges that when consumers bought magazine subscriptions, Time, Inc. and Meredith Corp. automatically enrolled them in future subscriptions without their consent.  Read more

Massage Envy Changes in Membership Prices Class Action

Do subscribers to Massage Envy’s monthly massage know how much they’re paying for their memberships? The complaint for this class action alleges that many do not know, because Massage Envy Franchising, LLP raises the rates without informing them.  Read more

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ButcherBox Subscription Automatic Renewals California Class Action

California has strict laws on automatic renewals of subscriptions and continuous service offers. The complaint for this class action alleges that ButcherBox, LLC did not meet the requirements for these renewals for consumers in the state of California. The complaint claims the company did not provide the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms, cancellation  Read more

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Synapse Magazine Auto Renewal California Settlement

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.  Read more

SeaWorld EZpay Passholders Settlement

SeaWorld is paying $12 million to settle a class action claiming that it breached contracts when it automatically renewed EZpay contracts with passholders. The EZpay contracts allow consumers to make monthly payments for yearlong passes to SeaWorld theme parks. The complaint alleged that renewals in some cases also violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA).  Read more

Yoga Club Workout Clothing Subscription California Class Action

It seems that anything can be sold by subscription these days. Yoga Club, LLC sells yoga workout clothing and related products and offers a service that sends subscribers a three-piece yoga outfit each month. But the complaint for this class action claims that the company does not obey California’s laws for subscription or continuous service  Read more

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Apollo Box Subscription Sales California Class Action

Many companies now sell their products by subscription or continuous service agreements. They offer not only music or news but also clothing and home décor products, and at times consumers are not aware that they have signed up for more than their original purchase. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apollo Box, Inc.  Read more

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Le Tote Clothing Rental Subscriptions California Class Action

Le Tote, Inc. is one of a growing number of companies who provide goods and services by subscription or continuous service agreements. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Le Tote sells to consumers in California without obeying California laws on laws on automatic subscription renewal or continuous service agreements.  Read more

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