On October 14, 2016, payments of $20.43 were issued to Class Members that submitted timely and valid Claim Forms. Payments issued by check were valid for 90 days from the date of issue, and expired on January 12, 2017.
Class Members who received, but did not cash or deposit, a settlement check may contact the settlement administrator at info@AddConnectionsSettlement.com until February 14, 2017 to request that the payment be re-issued. Re-issued checks will be mailed on or before February 24, and will be valid for 30 days from the date of re-issue. Please allow 7-10 days from February 24 for your re-issued check to arrive.
This website relates to a proposed settlement (“Settlement”) of a class action lawsuit (“Action”) against LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”) based on LinkedIn’s alleged improper use of a service called “Add Connections” to grow its member base.
LinkedIn has revised disclosures, clarifying that up to two reminders are sent for each connection invitation so members can make fully-informed decisions before sending a connection invitation. In addition, by the end of 2015, LinkedIn will implement new functionality allowing members to stop reminders from being sent by canceling the connection invitation. LinkedIn has also agreed to pay $13 million into a fund that can be used, in part, to make payments to members of the Settlement Class who file approved claims. Attorneys representing the Settlement Class will petition the Court for payment of the following from the fund: (1) reasonable attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs up to a maximum of $3,250,000, and (2) service awards for the Plaintiffs up to a maximum of $1,500 each. The payment amount for members of the Settlement Class who file approved claims will be calculated on a pro rata basis, which means that it will depend on the total number of approved claims. If the number of approved claims results in a payment amount of less than $10, LinkedIn will pay an additional amount up to $750,000 into the fund. If the pro rata amount is so small that it cannot be distributed in a way that is economically feasible, payments will be made, instead, to Cy Pres Recipients selected by the Parties and approved by the Court. No one knows in advance whether or in what amount payments will be made to claimants.
Read the Website Notice for additional information about the Settlement.
Claim Filing Deadline: December 14, 2015
Objection Deadline: December 14, 2015
Opt-Out Deadline: December 14, 2015
Response to Notice of Deficiency Deadline: January 20, 2016
Final Approval Hearing: February 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.