Class Eligibility

Class Members of the magazine subscriber privacy settlement include anyone with a Michigan street address who purchased a subscription to a Rodale publication between July 1, 2009 and May 3, 2016. Rodale publications include the following magazines:

  • Bicycling
  • Men’s Health
  • Prevention
  • Running Times
  • Runner’s World
  • Women’s Health
  • Organic Life (formerly Organic Gardening)

Estimated Amount


The total amount will vary based on the number of valid claims

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Coulter-Owens v. Rodale
Case No. 2:14-cv-12688
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

According to the terms of the settlement Rodale violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act when they disclosed its customers’ magazine subscription information and subscription histories to third party marketing companies without having secured the consent of the consumers.

Settlement Pool





Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 3207
Portland, OR 97208-3207

15 responses to “Rodale Magazine Subscriber Class Action Settlement (Michigan Only)”

  1. james lavoie says:

    Just wonderin what status was. Filled out forms on-line several months ago, screen said they were submitted. Heard nothing since.
    Forms were filled out for both myself and spouse.

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    Please contact the admin directly. I believe this settlement was already paid out.

  2. Glenda Dunson says:

    It stated that you would be paid at 100.00 and that’s not true

    ADMIN – Hi Glenda,

    Payments are adjusted based on the number of applicants.

  3. Patricia Taylor says:

    I can’t cash my settlement check

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    Why not?

  4. Brinda Devault says:

    I received my settlement check today. Out of the $4.5 Million dollars I got my share ($41.22).

    Sounds like maybe the lawyers got their $2 million and the rest of us received our token amount.

    ADMIN – Hi Brinda,

    Without those lawyers you would get nothing. Class Actions are possible because lawyers take a risk and use money out of their own pocket to take companies to court.

  5. Valerie Crawford says:

    Well all I received was$41.22 and I had all magazines why my amount was so low

    ADMIN – Hi Valerie,

    You received your equal share of the total pool divided by the number of valid claims.

  6. Raymond Roberts says:

    I received a check for check for $41.22 that is not near the $100 please tell me why? Raymond Roberts email claim number 3625

    ADMIN – Hi Raymond,

    The total settlement pool was divided among all qualified applicants. You received your equal share.

  7. Pat says:

    I got a check for 41.22 today

    ADMIN – Hi Pat,

    Thank you for reporting!

  8. dee says:

    I received a check for 41.22. Cashed it at my bank. Yesterday got a notice from bank they took the 41.22 out plus added $30.00 because the check ‘bounced’.

    ADMIN – Hi Dee,

    Contact the class action administrator.

  9. Brenda Ball-Wood says:

    Check was no good! I received a check for $41.22 and it was returned for insufficient funds! So my back subtracted the $41.22 PLUS charged me $12.00 fee for an unpaid check! What is going on? This sounds like a total scam to me. Please advise.

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  10. April Jones says:

    Never received our check. Wondering why. Mailed the form back in time.

    ADMIN – Hi April,

    Here is the number you need to call,


  11. Marsha Boyd says:

    I never received my settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Marsha,

    Sorry about that. In the future try to escalate before the class action administration for specific cases in which you are a class member close shop.

  12. sandra says:

    deposited my 41.00 check and it was no good requiring me to pay a 10.00 return fee. that’s CRAZY!!!!! What to do?

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  13. Kris Tingley says:

    I also have a check
    And need a new one issued how do I get that now

    ADMIN – Hi Kris,

    Did yours expire or does it have the wrong name?

  14. Michael Patterson says:

    I have a check. It is expired. Is it possible to have a new one issued? It is check number 038071

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    That is not customary when it comes to class action checks.

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