Granillo et al. v. Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., et al.

 San Diego County Superior Court |  Case No. 37-2020-00009732-CU-BT-CTL

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**UPDATE** Settlement payments were issued and mailed on January 29, 2021 to Class Members who submitted valid claims to the Settlement Administrator. If you submitted a valid claim, please allow 7-10 business days for delivery of your Settlement payment by First-Class U.S. Mail. The deadline to redeem your Settlement payment is May 29, 2021.



Defendant Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. and subsidiaries thereof d/b/a Condé Nast (“Defendant” or “Condé Nast”) publishes and sells a number of magazines and services. The Lawsuit alleges that certain California consumers who enrolled in automatic renewal or continuous service subscriptions from Defendant had charges posted to their credit card, debit card, or third party payment accounts, without first being presented with all of the automatic renewal offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner as required by California law.

Although Condé Nast believes that its practices complied with California law and denies the allegations of the lawsuit, Condé Nast chose to settle this case, without admitting liability, to focus time, effort and resources on continuing to provide valued content, services and products, and not on additional legal fees and the uncertainty of litigation.

Am I a Class Member?

The Settlement Class includes all individuals who, between September 27, 2015 and May 27, 2020, enrolled in an automatic renewal or continuous service program directly through Condé Nast for a Condé Nast Publication or Service, were charged for at least one renewal for such Publication or Service, and who used a California street address as the shipping or billing address for that Publication or Service.

A “Condé Nast Publication or Service” means a magazine published by or a service sold by Defendant, or one of its subsidiaries or predecessors, or any company or publication in the United States acquired by Defendant, including but not limited to any of the following magazines, publications, or services: Allure, Allure Beauty Box, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, GQ Best Stuff, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, and Wired.

What relief does the Settlement provide?

Defendant has agreed to pay the principal Settlement Amount of One Million, Seven Hundred Thirty-One Thousand, One Hundred Twenty-Four Dollars ($1,731,124.00). If the Court grants final approval of the Settlement, each Participating Class Member will receive a pro-rata share of the Net Settlement Amount. The “Net Settlement Amount” is the Settlement Amount reduced by any sums awarded by the Court for attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses, any class representative service payments, and expenses of settlement administration. The Settlement also provides for injunctive relief.

What are my options?

FILE A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 23, 2020 To potentially qualify for a monetary payment and participate in the Settlement, you must submit a timely Claim on or before November 23, 2020, which must be validated by the Settlement Administrator.

You may submit a Claim by clicking here
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will not be a Participating Class Member and you will not qualify to receive a monetary payment, but you will be bound by the release in the Settlement Agreement.
REQUEST TO BE EXCLUDED BY NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Any Class Member who wishes to be excluded from the Settlement must complete and return a request for exclusion via U.S. Mail, email, or personal delivery, and that request for exclusion must be validated by the Settlement Administrator.

For more information on excluding yourself from the Settlements, please read the Long Form Notice, by clicking here.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Any Class Member who wishes to object to the Settlement must do so in writing. Any written objection must be filed with the Court and served on Class Counsel, Defendant’s counsel, and the Settlement Administrator, no later than November 23, 2020.

For more information on objecting to the Settlements, please read the Long Form Notice, by clicking here.


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