What is this lawsuit about?
A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Defendant WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post (or "WaPo"). The class action lawsuit alleges that WaPo automatically renewed its customers' annual and four-week digital subscription offerings (the "WaPo Subscriptions") and charged customers' payment methods without providing the disclosures and authorizations required by California law.
WaPo denies these claims. The Court has not ruled in favor of the Plaintiff or WaPo. Instead, the parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.
How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?
The class is defined as all persons who, from July 29, 2016, to and through April 1, 2021, enrolled in an automatically renewing digital WaPo Subscription using a California billing address and who, during that time period, were charged and paid one or more automatic renewal fee(s) in connection with such subscription.
What does the Settlement provide?
A Settlement Fund has been created with a value of approximately $6,762,480, consisting of $2,400,000 in cash benefits and approximately $4,362,480 in Automatic Account Credit Codes. The Settlement Fund Class Member payments, as well as the cost to administer the Settlement, the cost to inform people about the Settlement, attorneys' fees, and an award to the Class Representative, will come out of this fund.