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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,”


Code 42 Software’s Automatic Renewal and Continuous Service Offers

December 1st, 2017

October 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this case. According to the settlement terms, each class member may receive an equal share of the $400,000 settlement fund after other costs – including attorneys’ fees, a service payment to the named plaintiff, and other administration costs – are paid. It


‘How We Trade Options’

May 15th, 2015

This “free” book offer isn’t exactly free and one TINA.org reader said it almost cost her plenty.


Dermaset

February 22nd, 2021

In February 2021, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the online cosmetics company Dermaset Inc. for allegedly failing to adequately disclose that consumers who pay $4.95 for shipping and handling for a 30-day free trial of cosmetics and a two-ounce free trial of cream will be enrolled in an automatic renewal offer resulting in consumers


Ancestry.com

August 20th, 2020

July 2020: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-1456,S.D. Cal.) June 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ancestry.com alleging that it misleadingly offers a free trial to access genealogical records without adequately disclosing that consumers who sign up for the free trial will be automatically enrolled in a monthly subscription resulting


Intelius Subscriptions

July 17th, 2020

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Intelius for allegedly misleadingly displaying in large, bold font that the price of a search on its website is $0.95 without adequately disclosing that consumers who make purchases will be automatically enrolled in recurring monthly subscriptions that cost $29.95 a month. According to the complaint, the


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


Subscriptions to The New York Times

July 10th, 2020

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The New York Times for allegedly failing to adequately disclose that consumers who sign up on the website or app are enrolled in a program that automatically renews their subscriptions resulting in consumers being charged without their express informed consent. (Moses et al v. The New


Subscriptions to Consumer Reports

April 15th, 2020

April 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-660, March 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Consumer Reports for allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms of its automatic renewal and continuous service subscriptions resulting in consumers being charged without their consent. (Koller et al v. Consumer Reports,


Subscriptions for Stages of Beauty Cosmetics

September 24th, 2019

March 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Stages of Beauty for allegedly deceptively marketing its automatic renewal and continuous service offers by failing to clearly and conspicuously disclose the terms of subscriptions for cosmetics resulting in consumers being charged


Subscriptions to Reader’s Digest and Other Magazines

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


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


Time’s Magazine Subscriptions

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


Le Tote Subscriptions

March 4th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Le Tote, Inc. (a web-based company that offers a clothing rental subscription service) for allegedly failing to adequately present the terms of its automatic renewal and continuous service offers resulting in subscribers being charged without their consent. (Vasquez-Cossio et al v. Le Tote, Inc., Case No.


Yoga Club Subscriptions

March 4th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Yoga Club (a company that provides subscriptions for yoga workout clothing) for allegedly failing to adequately present the terms and cancellation policy of its automatic renewal and continuous service offers, in violation of California state law. (Vasquez-Cossio et al v. Yoga Club, LLC, Case No. 19-cv-348,



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