Class Eligibility

There are approximately 415,000 class members Class members are individuals that had Michigan street addresses who obtained a subscription to an American Media, Inc. and/or Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group, Inc. Publication between April 14, 2010, and July 31, 2016. The covered magazines include: Country Weekly, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Natural Health, National Examiner, Shape, Star, OK!, Radar, Soap Opera Digest, National Enquirer, and Globe.

Estimated Amount


The amount of the settlement may vary up or down based on the number of valid claims submitted prior to the deadline

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Elizabeth Moeller, et al. v. American Media Inc.,
Case No. 2:16-cv-11367-JEL-EAS,
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims that Defendants violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act, M.C.L. § 445.1712 (“PPPA”) by disclosing information related to its customers’ magazine subscriptions to third parties. The Defendants deny they violated any law. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

Settlement Pool





Michigan Subscriber Privacy Settlement Administrator
P.O. Bolx 43494
Providence, RI 02940-9827

4 responses to “American Media Inc. & Odyssey Magazine Publishing Privacy Class Action Settlement (Michigan Only)”

  1. Melissa Cutrara says:

    What do I do if I’ve moved out of the state of MI? I can put my old address down, but I don’t see where I would put my current address and info at. is there a place to add my new address after I hit submit?

    ADMIN – Hi Melissa,

    There is not. I would submit with my old address and later submit a change of address to the admin.

  2. candice cutlip says:

    does anyone know if this payment has been mailed out yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Candice,

    This has not been paid out yet.

  3. Laurie Fontana says:

    Hello…what is the current status of this settlement? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Laurie,

    This is the link to the final approval order issued in September of 17. Give it a read:

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