Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class action settlement if you are an individual in Michigan and subscribed to one or more of the following magazines prior to Sept. 26, 2014 and subsequently had your information disclosed by Bauer to a third party:

  • In Touch Weekly
  • Life & Style Weekly
  • Closer
  • J-14
  • Twist
  • M
  • Girls’ World
  • ASTROgirl
  • QuizFest
  • Yikes!
  • Life Story
  • First for Women
  • Women’s World
  • Soaps in Depth
  • iD Magazine

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase

Not required

Case Name

Halaburda v. Bauer Publishing Co. LP
Case No. 2:12-cv-12831-GCS-RSW
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

According to the settlement the publisher disclosed its customers’ subscription information to third parties for marketing purposes without obtaining permission which is in violation of Michigan privacy law. According to the plaintiffs the defendant disclosed subscriber info – including full names, addresses, and magazine subscription titles – to third parties for marketing purposes without securing permission. According to the plaintiff this disclosure was in violation of Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act and constituted a breach of contract with Bauer’s subscribers.

The publisher denies wrongdoing but has agreed to settle to avoid the cost and uncertainty associated to litigation.

Settlement Pool





Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 4109
Portland, OR 97208-4109

29 responses to “Bauer Magazine Subscription Class Action Settlement”

  1. cynthia elmore says:

    I was a subscriber to the soap mag and I loved soap operas until my own life resembled one.

  2. kim says:

    December 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm
    I was a subscriber to the woman”s world and I like it until everything change in my life.

  3. Chandra Roots says:

    I was a subscriber to the woman’s world and I did like it until my life changed.

  4. Priscilla says:

    I was a subscriber to Life Story which I enjoyed everyone I read about. I thought I was a Star, already think I’m a singer.

  5. Thomas McNamara says:

    I subscribed to QuizFest, and it really throws me off that someone can give my home address to anyone they please!

  6. FRANK says:


  7. Kiyiana Lyles says:

    I have since relocated, but when I was in MI, my information was shared and it’s not cool at all!

  8. Patrick says:

    Used to stay in Michigain, have moved since. Being gone now, it feels kinda odd having my given information there be shared.

  9. Spencer G Hedrick says:

    I was a subscriber and my information was sold to 3rd party companies.

  10. simone says:

    gave out my information

  11. Allen Payne says:

    I used to live in michigan now I live in Illinois I subscribed to half these magazines

  12. Hassen says:

    I trusted them, but they gave up my information without my consent, now there credibility is ruined.

  13. Ebiere Sofiyea says:

    Subscriber of ASTROgirl and they gave away my information with out my consent.

  14. Diane says:

    Has anyone who filed a claim for this heard anything? Evidently the final hearing was Jan 5 and checks were to be sent within 60 days which is almost over…

  15. James says:

    Actually the final hearing was Feb 19th. Then you have to wait an additional 45 days to see if they are going to appeal, if so that can take up to 3 years to resolve. So no, you will not be getting a payment this year. None of us will.

    • Jenne says:

      ^^^^^^. Actually James, the final hearing WAS in January in which Bauer SETTLED in the amount of $775,000. February 19th was the deadline that claims could be made. When you settled, you give away the right to an appeal. Not sure what law degree you hold but I would look up info before you just post what you think you know.

      • James says:

        Actually the settlement was appealed. Feel free to contact the claims admin. If u don’t like what I have to say then don’t read it. Grow up little girl.

        • Debbie says:

          U have a lot of that James on these settlements..ppl seem to be RUDE for No apparent Reason…ONLY too run their flaps…But The checks were rec’ Today Here in Michigan Mar30,2015…So Im NOT sure why they would say it was in the appeal process…Strange..

  16. Liz says:

    Actually, it has not been appealed and cannot be appealed. The settlement was approved by the court and the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice. A FINAL judgement was issued. Therefore, the settlement cannot be appealed.

  17. Dave says:


    Hi Dave,
    I encourage you to contact Rust Consulting to ask about the status of this case

  18. sean says:

    yes, the case was appealed. The claims admin will provide you with more info if you call.

  19. Diane says:

    I had left a message with the firm handling the case (listed on the website) and received a message back on 3/10 that settlement checks were being sent out within the next couple/few weeks…

  20. Diane says:

    FYI received a check today for $30. Sure a long way from the $175 they said on the settlement info. I’m assuming they had a lot more claims than expected but wow what a difference

    • Debbie says:

      That’s what I was thinking Diane…I too rec’ $30.60…Far fetch From the $175.00 I Thought This Was ONLY for Michigan Residents…BUT I see ppl from other states said they rec’ their….in Indiana and another from Florida…NO wonder we didn’t rec’ the amount intended…:/

  21. Lori says:

    Received $30.63 on March 30. 2015 (Michigan)

  22. Toni says:

    $30.63 today….Vegas

  23. Sarah says:

    Recieved a check today for $30.63

  24. carlos says:

    Well I just got a check as well for $30.60 and when I tried to deposit in my hr block account it stated it was being processed or it has already been processed. Check number 011017

    Hi Carlos,
    You need to contact the class action administrator for Bauer. Just scroll up to get their information

  25. Liz says:

    I wonder why there is no contact info directly for the claims admin. There’s only contact info to class counsel and those sneaky weasels seem to be avoiding contact. That’s probably where majority of the funds were distributed. To themselves…

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