LinkedIn Add Connections Class Action Settlement
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.
Proof of Purchase
Perkins, et al. v. LinkedIn Corp,
Case No. 5:13-cv-04303
District Court for the Northern District of California.
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.