Boston Globe + Facebook Tracking Settlement, Claim $40 with No Receipts!
If you had a Facebook account and viewed videos on the Boston Globe newspaper with an online or print delivery subscription during the timeframe indicated, then you could qualify for this settlement. The payments are estimated to be $20 to $40, although no set amount has been specified.
The Honorable Richard G. Stearns, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, is overseeing this nationwide case. The case is called Ambrose v. Boston Globe Media Partners LLC, Case No. 1:22-cv-10195-RGS.
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How do I file a claim?
Head on over to the website, where you can learn more and file a claim. You can file online with or without a unique ID, and you can also file by mail.
If you are a Class Member and you want to get a payment, you must complete and submit a Claim Form by October 23, 2023. Claim Forms can be found and submitted by clicking here, or by printing and mailing a paper Claim Form, copies of which will be available for download here.
We also encourage you to submit your claim online. Not only is it easier and more secure, but it is completely free and takes only minutes!
The standard online Claim Form requires you to log in with a Unique ID found on the Notice provided by the Settlement Administrator. However, Claim Forms can also be submitted online without a Unique ID here.
What’s this settlement about?
This lawsuit claims that Defendant violated the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710, et seq. (“VPPA”) by disclosing its subscribers’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) to Facebook via the Facebook Tracking Pixel without consent. The VPPA defines PII to include information which identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific video materials or services from a video tape service provider. The Defendant denies that it violated any law. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.
Who is eligible for a refund?
All persons in the United States who, from February 5, 2020, to and through May 25, 2023, have or had a Facebook account, a digital subscription to the Boston Globe, or a home delivery subscription to the Boston Globe that includes digital access and who viewed videos on Boston Globe’s website.
Is a receipt required?
Proof of purchase is not required. However, if you have receipts, you may be able to claim more.
How much will I get back?
If you are member of the Settlement Class you may submit a Claim Form to receive a portion of the Settlement Fund. The amount of this payment will depend on how many of the Class Members file valid claims. Each Class Member who files a valid claim will receive a proportionate share of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates will be approximately $20-40. You can contact Class Counsel at 1-646-837-7150 to inquire as to the number of claims filed.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
October 23, 2023
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. But, each case is different, and each will specify who is included. In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.