A federal judge preliminarily approved
a settlement agreement
that would provide class members with both monetary and injunctive relief. Class members who purchased Bumble Boost will receive a cash award in an amount that depends on several factors, including the number of claimants and the amount of the settlement fund (the maximum award per class member is $100). The agreement also provides class members in California who purchased Bumble Boost and were charged auto-renewal fees with a cash award in an amount that depends on the amount they were charged under Bumble Boost’s automatic renewal and continuous service program. The company also agreed to make changes to its marketing materials – including adding certain disclosures – for a period of 18 months. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for December 16, 2020.
November 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against two companies that operate the Bumble dating app alleging that the companies violate California state law by failing to adequately disclose the terms of the dating app’s premium subscription Bumble Boost, automatically renewing these premium subscriptions without consumers’ consent, and making it difficult for consumers to cancel their subscriptions. (King et al v. Bumble Trading, Inc. and Bumble Holding, Ltd., Case No. 18-cv-6868, N.D. Cal.)