Case Update:

The District Court granted Final Approval to the Class Action Settlement on March 18, 2020. The Order Granting Final Approval (Dkt. 211), as modified by a later Order (Dkt. 214), is available in the “Court Documents” section of this website.

The Court certified the proposed class for settlement purposes under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3); appointed Spector Roseman & Kodfroff, P.C. and Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll, PLLC as Co-Lead Class Counsel and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP as Liaison Counsel for the Class; approved $3,000,125 in attorneys’ fees, $750,000 in litigation expenses, $158,000 in notice administration fees; and $91,500 in Service Awards; approved the Settlement as fair, reasonable and adequate under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e)(2); and directed counsel to divide the remainder of the $13 million Settlement Fund equally among nine specified independent non-profit organizations committed to using the funds to promote the protection of Internet privacy.

The recipient groups are: the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law; the Center for Digital Democracy; MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative; the World Privacy Forum; Public Knowledge; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; Consumer Reports; the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment; and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

The Settlement will become final at the end of April 17, 2020 unless an appeal is filed