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.