You may be owed money in a new Facebook class action lawsuit worth millions. Here’s how to find out – NBC Chicago
A new $90 million Facebook class action settlement could bring you a payout again.
According to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted “preliminary approval” to a $90 million settlement with Facebook’s parent company involving the infamous “Like” button.
The lawsuit relates to a “long-running class action lawsuit accusing Facebook of tracking the activities of its followers on non-Facebook websites – even when they are logged out of their Facebook accounts.”
According to the press release, the Class Action Suit applies to Facebook users in the United States who, between April 22, 2010 and September 25, 2011, visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the “Like” button. ” from Facebook.
Individual settlement amounts have not yet been released.
The statement said claims administrator Angeion has begun sending email notifications to eligible class members with instructions on how to file claims.
These emails will continue to be distributed until July 15, 2022, the statement said.
If you have not yet received an email from the Claims Administrator, but believe you should be listed as a class member and are entitled to payment, you can submit a claim here.
The deadline to submit a claim is September 22, 2022.
The lawsuit, brought by law firm DiCello Levitt Gutzler, follows a recent $650 million lawsuit in Illinois that affected nearly 1.5 million residents. This class action lawsuit only applied to Illinois residents because it alleged that Facebook violated the state’s strict privacy law by collecting and storing users’ biometrics — or physical characteristics — without their consent. consent through features such as facial recognition technology.
Facebook users may recognize this feature as “Tag Suggestions” notifications.
The deadline to file for this class action lawsuit passed in 2020, and users began receiving checks for $397 in May.