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
April 2nd, 2019
October 2018: This case was stayed pending the approval of the settlement agreement in Cruz v. Synapse. 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Time Inc. for allegedly offering consumers free or discounted magazines for a specific term without adequately disclosing that they are enrolled in a program that automatically renews the subscriptions and, as
November 21st, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that FYE stores do not adequately inform shoppers who sign up for “free” VIP memberships and magazine subscriptions about material terms of the offers, including that those who sign up will be automatically enrolled in paid memberships and subscriptions at the end of the free trial.
September 5th, 2019
August 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1643, S. D. CA.) July 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trusted Media Brands for allegedly failing to adequately disclose to consumers that subscriptions to its magazines – including Reader’s Digest – will be automatically renewed resulting in consumers being charged for subscriptions
June 13th, 2019
In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Time, Inc. and Meredith Corp. for allegedly failing to adequately present the terms of subscriptions to People magazine resulting in consumers being charged without their consent. (Hall et al v. Time, Inc. and Meredith Corp., Case No. 19-cv-1153, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage
October 15th, 2019
October 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1969, S. D. CA.) September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hearst Magazine Media and CDS Global for allegedly failing to adequately disclose that consumers who sign up for magazine subscriptions for a specific period of time or free issues
January 25th, 2019
November 2018: A state court judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement. According to the terms, class members with an active iTunes Account will automatically receive a credit in their iTunes account and class members without an active account will automatically receive a check. Each class member will receive a pro rata share of
October 18th, 2016
TINA.org reader says contest signed him up for a magazine subscription without his permission.
November 12th, 2019
November 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-2104, S. D. CA.) September 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Conde Nast Entertainment for allegedly failing to tell consumers who sign up for magazine subscriptions – including Vogue and Vanity Fair – that they will be enrolled in an
January 24th, 2019
What’s the honor of being a member of this honor society? And what real benefits does it offer?
March 5th, 2014
Risk free trials may lead to repeated, unwanted charges to your credit card.
March 7th, 2013
Sweepstakes and lotteries may be scams in disguise.
October 27th, 2011
Although legitimate companies may use the telephone to advertise their products or services, consumers should be wary of some who call trying to obtain your financial or personal information for fraud or identity theft.
October 14th, 2011
With landfills overfilling and the rise of both the internet and the green movement, it’s amazing how much unsolicited mail still arrives in mailboxes on a daily basis.
June 21st, 2019
June 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-11304, D. MA.) May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trans World Entertainment Corp. for allegedly offering customers at FYE stores a free membership rewards card and free magazines without adequately disclosing that customers who sign up for the free trials will be
January 5th, 2017
• 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “Rihanna hopes fashion show brings ‘a little bit of happiness’ during pandemic” Zoe Christian Jones, October 2, 2020 “Rihanna’s lingerie company, however, has faced scrutiny in the past over its marketing practices. In February,
January 8th, 2016
One website’s “risk-free” trial offer carries hidden costs.
October 9th, 2014
Beware of mail from Associated Publishers Network and United Publishers Network.
January 10th, 2012
There’s lots of strings attached to offers of free products and services.