Santa Clara, CA: LinkedIn has agreed a $13 million settlement, potentially ending a Telephone Consumer protection Act (TCPA) class action lawsuit alleging the social media platform sent spam messages to members without their consent.
Specifically, the LinkedIn lawsuit targeted LinkedIn' Add Connections, a service that allowed members to import contacts from their email accounts. LinkedIn then sent those contacts an email, according to court documents.
While the court found in favor of the plaintiffs, stating that members did not consent to LinkedIn sending reminder emails to recipients of pending invitations, the company denies any wrongdoing.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, people who signed up for LinkedIn between September 17, 2011, and October 31, 2014, can submit a claim, this includes people who are no longer members.
The payment amount for members of approved claims will depend upon how many claims are submitted but could range from $10 to $1,500. To learn more about the settlement, visit: http://www.addconnectionssettlement.com .
I am always receiving LinkedIn requests from people I don't know.
Posted by randolph sanks
i was sent so much spam its unbelieveable. i wondered why i was receiving messages from linkedin. please add me to the class action lawsuit
Posted by Tracy
I was contacted via email last October re: this claim that was supposed to settle in December. I have my confirmation number but have no idea what website I can get updates from. The original link just goes to same page and nowhere else
Posted by Mildred
I was sent that they wanted to add me.
Posted by Toren Evans
I'm not using it anymore cause of this...
Posted by wscook
This was not fair how they did it
Posted by Latoya White
Linkedin was wrong for the numerous amounts of spam messages they were sending out
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