Ancestry.com Use of Photos for Advertising Without Consent Indiana Class Action

Ancestry.com, Inc. and two related companies sell subscriptions for access to the Ancestry.com website, and the complaint for this class action alleges that, to promote its subscriptions, it uses the names and personalities of unrelated persons, without their consent. The complaint claims that this is a violation of an Indiana Right of Publicity law that  Read more

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Seamless Subscriptions Use of Names and Personas California Class Action

Seamless Contacts, Inc. operates a website, www.seamless.ai, that it touts as an “unlimited lead-generating machine!” But the complaint for this class action alleges that the company uses the “profiles and personas” of unrelated persons to advertise its services and subscription plans, without their permission. The complaint brings suit against Seamless, claiming, “California law recognizes individual’s  Read more

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Condé Nast Disclosure of Subscriber Information Indiana Class Action

Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc., which does business as Condé Nast, publishes some of the best-known magazines in the country, including GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the company makes money not just from selling subscriptions to these magazines; it claims it also sells the  Read more

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Hearst Corporation Disclosure of Subscriber Information Alabama Class Action

Hearst Communications, Inc. sells subscriptions to its many popular magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it makes money in another way: by renting, exchanging, or otherwise disclosing information about the subscribers to its magazines. The compliant brings suit under the Alabama Right of Publicity Act  Read more

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