Kyle Sullivan and Jeanne Sloan v. Wenner Media LLC
Magazine Subscription Settlement
1:16-cv-00960

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If you subscribed to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly in 2010 or 2011, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement.

 

What is the lawsuit about?

Plaintiffs (Kyle Sullivan and Jeanne Sloan) filed a proposed class action lawsuit, the Action, against Defendant (Wenner Media LLC). In the Action, Plaintiffs claimed, among other things, that Defendant disclosed subscriber information in violation of Michigan law.  Defendant denies all allegations of wrongdoing and believes it complied with applicable law.  Defendant has asserted many defenses it believes would succeed at trial.  In agreeing to settle, Defendant maintains that it complied with the law and does not admit any wrongdoing.

The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendant.  Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement.  That way, they avoid the cost of a trial, and settlement benefits go to the Class Members.  The Class Representatives and their attorneys think the Settlement is best for the Class Members.  The case is known as Kyle Sullivan and Jeanne Sloan v. Wenner Media LLC, No. 1:16-CV-00960 (“Action”).

Who is included?

Judge Neff has preliminarily decided that everyone who fits this description is a Class Member:

All persons with Michigan street addresses who received a subscription to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly and were subscribers between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2011.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Option

Event

Deadline

Submit a Claim Form If you obtained a subscription to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly from a third-party subscription agent, you must submit a claim form to receive a free six-month subscription voucher for Rolling Stone magazine.  If you obtained a subscription to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly directly from Wenner Media LLC online or by returning a blow-in subscription form, you must submit a claim form to receive a cash payment (not expected to exceed $10.00), but you do not need submit a claim form to receive a free one-year subscription voucher for Rolling Stone magazine. March 5, 2018
(Postmarked or submitted)
[Passed]
Exclude Yourself Get no subscription voucher or payment (as applicable) under the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in the case. March 5, 2018
(Postmarked)
[Passed]
Object Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself. March 5, 2018
(Received)
[Passed]
Go to the Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. You can do this only if you don't exclude yourself. March 5, 2018
(Received)
[Passed]
Do Nothing If you obtained a subscription to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly from a third-party subscription agent, you will receive no subscription voucher under the Settlement and will give up your rights to assert any claims about the legal claims in the case against Defendant.  If you obtained a subscription to Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, or Us Weekly directly from Wenner Media LLC online or by returning a blow-in subscription form, you will receive a free one-year subscription voucher to Rolling Stone magazine and will give up your rights to assert any claims about the legal claims in the case against Defendant.  

 

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Mail

Magazine Subscription Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91345
Seattle, WA 98111