Class Eligibility

You are a class member if you are a current and former LinkedIn members who used the Add Connections feature between Sept. 17, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014 to import information from external email accounts and send emails to non-members that contained the member’s name, photograph, likeness and/or identity.

Estimated Amount

$10

Proof of Purchase

N/A

Case Name

Perkins, et al. v. LinkedIn Corp,
Case No. 5:13-cv-04303
District Court for the Northern District of California.

Case Summary

According to the lawsuit LinkedIn improperly gained access to private mail lists and used the mail list for their own marketing initiatives

LinkedIn denies the allegations but has agreed to settle to avoid the risk and expense associated with a trial.

Settlement Pool

$13,000,000

Deadline

12/14/15

Contact

Perkins v. LinkedIn Corp. Settlement
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 6002
Petaluma, CA 94975-8012
info@AddConnectionsSettlement.com

35 responses to “LinkedIn Add Connections Class Action Settlement”

  1. Rachel Burnham says:

    I used this function on LinkedIn between these dates.

  2. jennifer schreib says:

    I have linkedin and I have done this add on

  3. RC says:

    I used this function and people told me they were irritated with the emails.

  4. rebecca caugherty says:

    got numerous emails and requests from people I didnt know and ads from linkedon in my emails constantly very annoying

  5. Chandler Modisette says:

    I have used this service and I assume others have used it for me as well because I have a ton of request form people I don’t know.

  6. Joe Pulisciano says:

    I was tons of emails and request from ppl I didn’t know and adds from LinkedIn so mad

  7. Melissa Ortiz says:

    Got lots of calls from this company.

    ADMIN – Hi Melissa,

    This class action settlement has nothing to do with calls. Linkedin is not accused of calling anybody.

  8. Austin Phelan says:

    I have linkedin and I have countless amounts of emails from them.

  9. Alexis says:

    I have linked this to my email !

  10. David Kreamer says:

    Was a member

  11. Caroline Walker says:

    I have used this service

  12. Sitonia lee says:

    Was a member

  13. Joni Lanphear says:

    Was a member

  14. Lisa Stormes says:

    I have also got numerous emails and requests from people I didnt know after using this app.

  15. Mary smith says:

    I have used this service

  16. anthony kogan says:

    I have used this service and I assume others have used it for me as well because I have a lot of request form people I don’t know

  17. Alonzo Sledge says:

    Current member.

  18. Susan says:

    Yes, this happened to me. I actually wasn’t happy about this, invading my privacy.

  19. rebecca says:

    i’ve been using linkedln for more than 2 years. had lots of problems with them. many emails, my information kept getting screwed up, I finally that it got strained out but many emails are coming in.

  20. Lonee smith says:

    I’m annoyed at the many requests of people appearing on my page that I did not know.

  21. Dawn Coffin says:

    it wont be the last time this happens

  22. Ryan Rodney says:

    Subscriber of LinkedIn and a victim of this practice.

  23. Crystal says:

    I have used this service! I do every so often, especially if I haven’t been on the website in a couple of weeks. I didn’t read my email, until now. I’ve been doing that since I put up my profile. I never knew anything was wrong with it until now.

    Thanks for giving me the email notifications!

  24. Cathy says:

    I’ve been using LinkedIn for a long time. They are helping me to find a job, but sometimes I receive some unnecessary emails.

  25. Andrea Haag says:

    I like Linkedin it’s help me network for my career but I’ve also received a lot of unnecessary email.

  26. Shane says:

    I am still getting emails from Linkedln from that, people that I would rather not have my information have been able to find me from that.

  27. Marilynn says:

    I have received many requests from people I do not know.

  28. Ronald A Hubbard Jr says:

    I Made the mistake to join linkedin – i’m still receiving text messege from people i don’t know

  29. Malaik'a Houston says:

    I am a LinkedIn and i did know that. Omg…

  30. Malaik'a Houston says:

    I am a LinkedIn user and i did no this. Omg. Help

  31. Marguerite macArthur says:

    I am constantly receiving message from unknown people since I joined Linkedin.

  32. lisa glass says:

    I use this too! Was wondering why it never worked right

  33. La' Nitra Rucker says:

     I am constantly receiving message from unknown people since I joined Linkedin, very scary.

  34. Marilyn Miller says:

    I used the tool and had way too many people I did not know contact.

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