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
Address
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
$16,400,000
Deadline
01/17/19
Contact
Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement c/o JND Legal Administration PO Box 91304 Seattle, WA 98111 1-888-337-9111 info@CRMagazineSettlement.com

14 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.

  5. CARLA says:

    CAN YOU FILE CLAIM IF YOU LIVE IN MICHIGAN 4 YEARS AGO, TO LIVE IN A BETTER THRIVEING STATE

    ADMIN – Hi Carla,

    If you were in Michigan at the time and you had a subscription the answer is yes.

  6. Nanacy Anderson says:

    HI, I had received the Consumers Reports magazines for years. I sent in my file claim to your company before the deadline of October 2016, and sent the post card back as soon as I received it. I still have the other half of the card. When will we know if there is a settlement and distribution of funds. Thanks so much.

    ADMIN – Hi, Nancy, Sorry but there seems to have been a misunderstanding. Please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. Please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  7. Stephen Cranfield says:

    When will subscribers get settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi, Stephen. Thank you for your message. The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  8. Nancy Anderson says:

    I received a postcard also to claim my class action settlement from Consumers Report magazine. When will I know how much I will receive or when does the suit end? Thanks a lot! Nancy

    ADMIN – Hi, Nancy. The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  9. C Rigoni says:

    When can we expect to receive settlement checks?

    ADMIN – Hi, C. Thank you for your message. The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  10. C. Trevino says:

    i just received a rebate check today, 4/11/19 for $109 in the mail!

  11. AL says:

    I received a check for $109.28 I was somewhat shocked…But will gladly cash it..

  12. Joann Gordon says:

    Hi. I received plenty of consumer report magazines, and I receive phone calls over them, which is a nightmare. I did receive a claim.

  13. Michelle Galloway says:

    Yes I have had a subscription to consumer report.

  14. Rick Baron says:

    I received a payment from this class action suit last April and am wondering if I’ll be receiving a 1099 form for this payment? It’s taxable, but my tax software requires a federal tax ID number from that form, to allow me to input the payment into my federal tax return.

    ADMIN – Hi Rick, You need to contact the settlement administrator of this case and/or your local tax office. Sorry we can’t help you in this regard. Since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about.