Important Update (As of February 19, 2014)
The Settlement Administrator has mailed payments and/or deposited payments into claimants’ bank accounts if indicated on your claim form. Payments deposited to your bank account will be listed as “LivingSocial Settlement.”
Important Update (As of January 8, 2014)
By order dated December 12, 2013, the D.C. Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of the district court’s grant of final approval of the Settlement. Accordingly, the district court’s Memorandum Opinion granting final approval of the Settlement and Final Judgment, dated March 22, 2013, has been affirmed. Pursuant to paragraph 1.17 of the Settlement Agreement, the Final Settlement Date is December 18, 2013.
Overview Of The Proposed Settlement
In Re: LivingSocial Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. MDL 2254
A settlement (“Settlement”) has been proposed in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (“Court”) titled In re LivingSocial Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 11-MC-00472-ESH-AK (“Action”).
As the Court has granted final approval to the Settlement:
- LivingSocial created a fund of $4,500,000 from which each Settlement Class Member who submitted a timely and valid Claim Form received monetary relief for a LivingSocial Deal that has expired, has not been redeemed and has not been refunded.
- Any funds left over after payment of Settlement Class Members’ claims will be distributed to the National Consumers League and Consumers Union, which are both not-for-profit organizations that represent consumers on marketplace and technology issues, among other things.
|This was the only way to get a payment.||Deadline:
February 8, 2013
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||If you excluded yourself from the Settlement, you were not able to submit a claim for monetary relief. Excluding yourself was the only option that allowed you to bring or maintain your own lawsuit against LivingSocial and Merchants who offered Deals through LivingSocial, regarding Deals sold before October 1, 2012 ever again.||Deadline:
February 8, 2013
|OBJECT||You could have written to the Court about why you objected to (i.e., didn't like) the Settlement and thought it shouldn't have been approved. Filing an objection did not exclude you from the Settlement.||Deadline:
February 8, 2013
|GO TO THE "FAIRNESS HEARING"||The Court held a "Fairness Hearing" to consider the Settlement, the request for attorneys' fees and costs of the lawyers who brought the Action, and the representative plaintiffs' request for service awards for bringing the Action.
You could have, but were not required to, speak at the Fairness Hearing about any Objection you had filed to the Settlement. If you intended to speak at the Fairness Hearing, you must have also submitted a "Notice of Intention to Appear" to the Court and the parties' attorneys, that indicated your intent to do so.
March 7, 2013
|DO NOTHING||You will get no payment, you gave up your right to object to the Settlement, and you are not be able to be part of any other lawsuit about the legal claims in this case.||N/A|
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
Please consult the Notice for more details on your legal rights and options.