$7.5M Deal In Mich. Magazine Privacy Row Gets Initial Nod

Law360, New York (February 5, 2016, 10:28 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday granted preliminary approval to a $7.5 million settlement to resolve a putative class action accusing magazine publisher Meredith Corp. of violating the state's Video Rental Privacy Act by disclosing subscribers' personal data.

The class settlement that U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington gave his initial stamp of approval to requires the magazine publisher to not only pay $7.5 million into a settlement fund that will be distributed to all putative class members who submit an approved claim but also to refrain from disclosing any Michigan subscriber information to any third-party companies for four years without...

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