Results for "automatic renewals"

Synapse Group’s Automatic Renewals of Magazine Subscriptions

July 17th, 2020

June 2019: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. March 2019: A state court judge granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund after other expenses – including attorneys’ fees, service payments, litigation expenses, and


Seaworld’s Automatic Renewals of EZ Pay Plans

August 23rd, 2019

April 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. June 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a pro rata share of an $11,500,000 settlement fund after attorneys’ fees and service awards are paid. The amount class members receive will be


Adore Me’s Automatic Renewals

November 21st, 2017

August 2016: The named plaintiff withdrew the complaint and voluntarily dismissed this case . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. November 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Adore Me, an online lingerie company, for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms and conditions of its automatic renewal and


Adore Me’s Marketing of Automatic Renewals

November 21st, 2017

February 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed after the named plaintiff settled her individual claims. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. October 2016: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Adore Me for allegedly deceptively marketing its automatic and continuous service offers by failing to adequately disclose the terms and charging consumers without


McAfee’s Automatic Renewals and Reference Pricing

March 27th, 2017

In October 2016, plaintiffs who filed false advertising-class action lawsuits against McAfee in 2014 and 2015 for allegedly charging auto-renewal prices that were higher than what was advertised jointly moved for final approval of a settlement agreement that will, if approved, resolve both lawsuits. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members will receive an


Birchbox’s Automatic Renewals

March 27th, 2017

October 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. March 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of this consolidated lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members will automatically receive credits for the value of a one-month subscription to be used for the purchase of products or subscriptions from Birchbox.


LifeLock’s Automatic Renewals

May 11th, 2016

February 2016: A state judge granted final approval of the settlement. July 2015: A state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a deceptive advertising class-action lawsuit filed against LifeLock. Among other things, the complaint (which was filed in January 2015) alleges that the company failed to adequately disclose the terms of its automatic renewal and


Hulu Plus Automatic Renewals

April 4th, 2014

In March 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Hulu LLC for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose that customers who upgraded their free Hulu accounts to Hulu Plus would be charged for automatic renewals, in violation of California law. (Kruger et al v. Hulu LLC, Case No. BC540053, Superior Court of the


Blizzard Entertainment’s Automatic Renewal and Continuous Service Offers

July 25th, 2016

August 2015: This action was dismissed as to the named plaintiffs and as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. February 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (a website where consumers can open an account and purchase subscriptions to play computer games, such as


Marketers Downplay Consumer Harm Caused by Negative Option Offers

December 10th, 2019

Marketers are attempting to put a positive spin on the negative option, a type of offer that interprets a consumer’s silence as consent to be repeatedly charged for products or services they may not want or need. In comments to the FTC, which is exploring “ways to improve its existing regulations for negative option marketing,”


Memberships at The Arena Martial Arts

January 16th, 2019

A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Arena Martial Arts (a health, fitness, and training studio) and ABC Financial Services (a company that processes payments and memberships for health and fitness studios) for allegedly violating California state law by, among other things, automatically placing members in a month-to-month agreement after the initial agreement ends, requiring


MLB Prime Subscriptions

March 14th, 2018

In February 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against MLB.com for allegedly misleadingly advertising a full-year subscription to MLB Prime for an introductory price of $79.99 when, according to plaintiffs, consumers are billed more than the advertised price for a full year of MLB Prime. Specifically, the named plaintiff alleges that she subscribed to MLB


Peet’s Coffee and Tea Subscriptions

February 15th, 2017

In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Peet’s Coffee & Tea for allegedly deceiving consumers by failing to adequately disclose the terms of subscriptions for its coffee and tea and charging consumers for automatic renewals without their consent. (Castiollo et al v. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, LLC, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Does 1-10,


Egnyte Monthly Subscriptions

July 25th, 2016

January 2016: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. November 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Egnyte, Inc. for, among other things, allegedly deceptively offering consumers monthly subscriptions for its file sharing system products without adequately disclosing the terms and cancellation policy of the


Tinder Dating App

July 25th, 2016

July 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. April 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tinder for, among other things, allegedly falsely advertising the Tinder dating app. According to the complaint, Tinder markets the app as “free” when, in reality, consumers need to pay for services


HelloFlo

May 11th, 2016

December 2015: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit . The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. November 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against HelloFlo, Inc. (a company selling monthly subscriptions for feminine hygiene products) for allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms and conditions of its automatic renewal and continuous


A Sirius Matter

December 5th, 2014

Internet radio giant settles claims it billed consumers without their consent.


Consumers Getting Smoked by E-Cigs

July 22nd, 2014

Consumers complain to feds that various e-cig companies are fleecing them into repeated credit card charges for vapor products.



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