|General Update: The Court held a Final Approval Hearing on February 28, 2019, and the Court granted final approval of the Settlement on March 6, 2019. Payments were mailed to Settlement Class Members who submitted timely and valid Claim Forms on June 14, 2019.
What is this lawsuit about?
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against magazine publisher Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., d/b/a Condé Nast. The class action lawsuit involves whether Condé Nast disclosed its customers’ subscription information to third parties, which is alleged to violate Michigan privacy law.
While Condé Nast believes that its practices were in compliance with Michigan law, Condé Nast chose to settle this case, without admitting liability, to focus time, effort and resources on continuing to provide valued content to its readers, as the organization has since its founding, and not on additional legal fees and the uncertainty of litigation.
Who is included?
You are included if you have a Michigan street address and subscribed to a Condé Nast Publication between July 20, 2009 and July 30, 2016 for delivery to a Michigan address. Condé Nast Publications include any magazine published by Defendant, one of its subsidiaries or predecessors, or any company or publication acquired by Condé Nast in the United States, including any one of the following magazines or publications: Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Footwear News, Glamour, Golf Digest, Golf World, GQ, Lucky, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, Wired, and Women’s Wear Daily.
Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata (meaning equal) portion of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates to be approximately $75.