Update (May 9, 2013)
The Court granted final approval of the Settlement on March 22, 2013. However, appeals to the Court's Final Judgment have been filed, which will take additional time to resolve. The parties therefore cannot predict at this time whether and when the Settlement will become final or if settlement payments to Authorized Claimants will be issued.
Please check back for updates. Updates will be provided as they become available. Thank you for your patience.
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”).
If the Court gives final approval to the Settlement:
- LivingSocial will create a fund of $4,500,000 from which each Settlement Class Member who submits a timely and valid Claim Form may receive monetary relief for a LivingSocial Deal that has expired, has not been redeemed and has not been refunded.
- Settlement Class Members each have the ability to recover a pro rata share of that fund up to 100% of the amount they paid for any LivingSocial Deal Voucher that they still hold and have been unable to redeem.
- 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 ever 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 may have written to the Court about why you objected to (i.e., don't like) the Settlement and think 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 will hold 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 may, but are not required to, speak at the Fairness Hearing about any Objection you had filed to the Settlement. If you intend to speak at the Fairness Hearing, you must have also submitted a "Notice of Intention to Appear" to the Court and the parties' attorneys, indicating your intent to do so.
March 7, 2013
at 9:30 a.m.
|DO NOTHING||You will get no payment, you gave up your right to object to the Settlement, and you will be 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.
- The Court in charge of this Action has preliminarily approved the Settlement and must decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement. The relief provided to Settlement Class Members will be provided only if the Court gives final approval to the Settlement and, if there are any appeals, after the appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement. Please be patient.
Please consult the Notice for more details on your legal rights and options.