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.
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.
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.