Who is a Class Member
Class members of the Michigan Conde Nast Subscriber Class Action Settlement include “all persons with Michigan street addresses who subscribed to a Conde Nast Publication between July 20, 2009 and July 30, 2016 to be delivered to a Michigan street address.”
Conde Nast Publications include
- Architectural Digest
- Bon Appétit
- Condé Nast Traveler
- Footwear News
- Golf Digest
- Golf World
- Teen Vogue
- The New Yorker
- Vanity Fair
- Women’s Wear Daily
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
The amount of your payment will depend on how many of the Settlement Class Members file valid and timely claims. Class Counsel anticipates will be approximately $75 per claimant.
Proof of Purchase
Conde Nast Magazine Subscriber Settlement Notes
- Moeller v. Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., d/b/a Conde Nast
- Case No. 1:15-cv-05671-NRB
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Plaintiff Elizabeth Moeller brought this class action lawsuit against Conde Nast, alleging the company illegally disclosed its customers’ personal information and magazine choices to third parties without subscribers’ permission – a violation of Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act.
Michigan law prohibits companies like Conde Nast from disclosing any data that specifically identifies a person as having purchased written materials, such as magazines. However, according to the Conde Nast class action lawsuit, the company allowed third party “data-mining” companies access to their subscribers subscription history, reading habits, race, religion, charitable donations, political affiliations, income bracket, shopping habits and other personal information without consent to do so.
As a result of Conde Nast’s alleged actions, Moeller says she began receiving junk mail and phone solicitations after subscribing to Bon Appetit and Self magazines, which are among the several Conde Nast publications.
Conde Nast denies it violated any law, but agreed to settle the case for $13.75 million. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Conde Nast Magazine Subscriber Settlement website.
This settlement is the largest Michigan Magazine Subscriber Privacy to date. This past year, several Michigan subscriber privacy class action lawsuits have been settled with magazines, including a $1.7 million settlement with TV Guide and a $1.1 million settlement with Rolling Stones, Men’s Journal and US Weekly. Another similar class action lawsuit against Trusted Media Brands, the publisher of Reader’s Digest was settled for $8.2 million. Both lawsuits also similarly alleged violations of Michigan’s VPRA and privacy statutes.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Conde Nast Settlement must do so by January 26, 2019. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or around April 14, 2019 (actual deadline TBD).
- 45 Days After Final Judgment (around April 14, 2019): Claim Form Deadline
- 1/26/19: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 2/28/19: Final Hearing at 11:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.CNMagazineSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Condé Nast Settlement,c/o JND Legal Administration, PO Box 91348, Seattle, WA 98111
- Phone: 1-888-337-0128
- Email: info@CNMagazineSettlement.com