Class Eligibility

You are a class member if you have a Michigan street address and between April 1, 2010 and October 31, 2016, purchased or had a subscription to a Consumer Reports Publication.

Estimated Amount

$180 +/-

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States Inc.,
Case No. 7:16-cv-02444-KMK-JCM,
District Court for the Southern District of New York

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims that Defendant 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. While Consumer Reports believes that its practices were in compliance with Michigan law, Consumer Reports chose to settle this case, without admitting liability, to focus time, effort and resources on protecting consumers, as the organization has since its founding, and not on additional legal fees and the uncertainty of litigation. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have without admitting liability agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation

Settlement Pool





Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91304
Seattle, WA 98111

4 responses to “Consumer Reports Magazine Personal Information Class Action Settlement (Michigan Only)”

  1. Gina Louise Burns says:

    Yes I have had consumers report magazine.
    I actually get a lot of magazines

    ADMIN – Hi Gina,

    Fantastic. It sounds like you are class member.

  2. Mark Wellman says:

    On behalf of Gene Wellman who has passed away,, I am Mark Wellman her son taking over her claim ..I sent in proof of her death Certificite in the mail and live at 7680 Riverview drive sw Jenison, Mich… Just wanted to leave a reply…Thank you….

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    Leaving a comment here does not count as a claim. You need to file directly with the class action administrator.

  3. Carolyn L Bowman says:

    Yes, I have had an ongoing subscription to Consumer Reports. I sent in something by mail that I received, is this
    enough? Or do I need to do something more?

    ADMIN – Hi Carolyn,

    You have to file a claim using the link provided.

  4. Ken says:

    We actually received a postcard from the settlement admin about this.

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