Who is a Class Member
The Yahoo Rivals.com Subscription Renewal class action settlement includes “all California customers who were charged on a recurring basis by Rivals.com for subscriptions entered into between March 31, 2013 and the present.”
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- $10 or $20 OR 3 to 5 months of credit
Class Members will be entitled to credit or payment from Yahoo as follows, depending on the type of subscription the Class Member had with Rivals.com:
|Default (Requires No Action)||5 months of credit, beginning within 45 days of final approval of Proposed Settlement||3 months of credit, beginning within 45 days of final approval of Proposed Settlement|
|Option to Adjust Start Date Using Claim Form||5 months of credit, beginning either February 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019||3 months of credit, beginning either February 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019|
|Option to Receive Cash Using Claim Form||$20||$10|
Proof of Purchase
- You will need to provide your Rivals.com username.
Yahoo Rivals.com Subscription Renewal Settlement Notes
- Andrew Wahl v. Yahoo Inc. d/b/a Rivals.com
- Case No. 5:17-cv-02745
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Plaintiff Andy Wahl filed this class action lawsuit against Yahoo! d/b/a Rivals.com alleging the company violated California’s Automatic Renewal Law.
Rivals.com is a network of websites that focuses on college football and basketball recruiting in the United States. Although general access to Rivals’ websites is free, Rivals also sells monthly and annual subscriptions that provide access to “premium” content and message boards. Purchasers of these subscriptions gain access to member-only message boards, exclusive highlights and recruiting interviews, and breaking recruiting news. Rivals has purportedly sold over 2.4 million subscriptions.
According to the complaint, one of the lead plaintiffs signed up for a one-year subscription and selected “California” as his favorite team. This provided him with access to California specific news and message boards. He then entered his billing information, selected his account name, and completed the registration process. Rivals’ website processed the transaction and charged his credit card. A charge for $99.95 appeared on his credit card statement, and he gained access to Rivals’ members-only message boards and content following his completion of the registration process. Subsequently, Yahoo/Rivals continued to charge his credit card on a recurring basis for an annual subscription. However, the lawsuit contends that at no time was the plaintiff aware that Rivals had a nonrefundable cancellation policy.
California’s Automatic Renewal Law came into effect in December 2010. The law was meant to “end the practice of ongoing charging of consumer credit or debit cards or third-party payment accounts without the consumers’ explicit consent for ongoing shipments of a product or ongoing deliveries of service.”
Yahoo vigorously denies all these claims of wrongdoing, and further states that it adequately made users aware that their Rivals.com subscriptions would auto-renew and that they would be charged on a recurring basis but agreed to settle. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Yahoo Rivals.com Subscription Renewal settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Yahoo Rivals.com Subscription Renewal settlement must do so by November 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before November 6, 2018.
- 11/6/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 11/6/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 11/8/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (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.RenewalSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Wahl v. Yahoo! Inc. d/b/a Rivals.com, c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91344, Seattle, WA 98111
- Phone: 1-833-288-5309
- Email: info@RenewalSettlement.com
- Robert A. Horn and Joseph A. Kronawitter of Horn Aylward & Bandy LLC
- Darius Ogloza and David C. Fortney of Ogloza Fortney LLP