NY Times To Pay $1.25M In Atty Fees For Auto-Renew Deal

By Victoria McKenzie (September 14, 2021, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The New York Times will pay $1.25 million in attorney fees after settling a class action brought by California readers who were automatically charged subscription renewal fees.

In a judgment issued Monday in New York federal court, U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams awarded class counsel fees to Bursor & Fisher PA and approved the final settlement between the Times and a putative class of consumers led by plaintiff Maribel Moses.

As part of the settlement, the Times agreed to provide more than $3.9 million worth of access codes to approximately 855,000 subscribers who were automatically charged for renewals. The court on...

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