John Loftus v. Outside Integrated Media, LLC
Loftus v. Outside Integrated Media
2:21-cv-11809-MAG-DRG

Welcome to the Loftus v. Outside Integrated Media Settlement Website

You May Be Entitled to a Cash Payment from a Class Action settlement If You Purchased a Subscription Directly from The Publisher of Backpacker, Clean Eating, Climbing, Gym Climber, Outside, Oxygen, Rock and Ice, SKI, Trail Runner, Triathlete, VeloNews, Women's Running, or Yoga Journal for Delivery to a Michigan Street Address, and Subscribed to Such Publication between August 4, 2015 and July 30, 2016.

Update: If approved by the Court, a Settlement Fund of a minimum of $998,406.92 has been established to pay all claims to the Settlement Class, together with notice and administration expenses, approved attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel, and a service award to Plaintiff. Once the Settlement becomes Final, you will receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel estimates will be approximately $50 per class member, although the final amount you receive will also depend on the number of requests for exclusion submitted.

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit claims that Defendant violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act, H.B. 5331, 84th Leg. Reg. Sess., P.A. No. 378 §§ 1-4, id. § 5, added by H.B. 4694, 85th Leg. Reg. Sess., P.A. No. 206, § 1 (Mich. 1989) (the “PPPA”), by disclosing information related to its customers’ magazine subscriptions to third parties before July 30, 2016. The Defendant denies 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.

How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?

The Settlement Class in the Litigation consists of :

All persons who purchased a subscription directly from the publisher of Backpacker, Clean Eating, Climbing, Gym Climber, Outside, Oxygen, Rock and Ice, SKI, Trail Runner, Triathlete, VeloNews, Women’s Running, or Yoga Journal for delivery to a Michigan street address, and subscribed to such publication between August 4, 2015, and July 30, 2016.

What does the Settlement provide?

Settlement Fund has been created totaling a minimum of $998,406.92. Class Member payments, and the cost to administer the Settlement, the cost to inform people about the Settlement, attorneys’ fees (inclusive of litigation costs), and an award to the Class Representative will also come out of this fund.

If you are a Class member, your legal rights will be affected whether you act or not. Read the Notice carefully to see what your rights and options are in connection with this class action lawsuit.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Option/Deadline Event
Do Nothing
(if Postcard Notice received)
If you are a Class Member who received a Notice via postcard and you want to get a payment, do nothing and you will automatically receive a pro rata share of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates will be approximately $50.
File a Claim
(if Postcard Notice not received)
Postmarked by July 8, 2022
If you are a Settlement Class Member who did not receive a Notice via postcard and you want to get a payment, you must complete and submit a Claim Form.  You may submit a Claim Form either electronically on the Settlement Website by clicking here, or by printing and mailing in a paper Claim Form, copies of which are available for download here.  
Exclude Yourself
Postmarked by July 8, 2022
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
Object to the Settlement
Received by July 8, 2022
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
Final Approval Hearing
August 9, 2022
Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.

For More Information

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Mail
Outside Magazine Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91428
Seattle, WA 98111