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Mitchell v. The Taunton Press, Inc.

San Diego County Superior Court
Case No. 37-2019-00029474-CU-BT-CTL

Important Dates
Deadline to file a claim
Date of Preliminary Approval
Class Period
PAGA Period
Opt-Out Deadline
October 29, 2020
Objection Deadline
October 29, 2020
Dispute Deadline
Final Approval Hearing
February 26, 2021 8:30 AM
Disbursement Date
Expiration of Check Cashing Period
Important Documents & Info

IF YOU WERE ENROLLED IN AN AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING SUBSCRIPTION OR MEMBERSHIP PRODUCT OR PROGRAM BY TAUNTON, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION

What is the Lawsuit about?
The Lawsuit alleges that The Taunton Press, Inc. (“Taunton”) enrolled certain California consumers in automatically renewing or continuous service subscriptions or memberships, and posted charges to the consumer’s credit card, debit card, or third party payment account, without first presenting the consumer with the automatic renewal offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner as required by law. Taunton denies the claims in the Lawsuit and the Court has not decided which party is right. The parties have agreed to a Settlement to provide benefits to eligible Class Members and to resolve the case without any admission of liability or wrongdoing.

Am I a Class Member?
Based on the business records of Taunton, the individual identified on this Summary Class Notice was enrolled by Taunton in an automatic renewal or continuous service subscription or membership on or before January 31, 2020 and, in connection with such subscription or membership, made one or more payments between June 10, 2015 and February 15, 2020, and therefore has the right to participate in the Settlement.

What relief does the Settlement provide?
Taunton has agreed to pay the principal Settlement Amount of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) to fully and finally resolve the matter. 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 payment, and expenses of settlement administration. The Settlement also provides for injunctive relief.

What Are Your Options?

DO NOTHING
No Action Is Necessary for Class Members to Claim Money Under the Settlement. If you do nothing, you will be deemed to be a Participating Class Member and, if the Settlement is given final court approval, you will be sent a settlement payment in accordance with the terms of this Settlement.

REQUEST TO BE EXCLUDED BY OCTOBER 29, 2020
Any Class Member who wishes to be excluded from the Settlement must complete and return a request for exclusion via U.S. Mail, email, or personal delivery, and that request for exclusion must be validated by the Settlement Administrator.For more information on excluding yourself from the Settlements, please read the Long Form Notice, by clicking here.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY OCTOBER 29, 2020
Any Class Member who wishes to object to the Settlement may do so orally or in writing. Any written objection must be filed with the Court and served on Class Counsel, Taunton’s counsel, and the Settlement Administrator.For more information on objecting to the Settlements, please read the Long Form Notice, by clicking here.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

The files below are PDF downloads that are relevant to this specific case. Please review them and if you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact the Settlement Administrator by calling 1-888-664-1697 or by sending an email to MitchellAutoRenewalSettlement@cptgroup.com.

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

PRELIMINARY APPROVAL ORDER

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO MODIFY SCHEDULE FOR SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATION

LONG FORM CLASS NOTICE

SUMMARY CLASS NOTICE - POSTCARD

SUMMARY CLASS NOTICE - EMAIL

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Mitchell v. Taunton Settlement Administrator
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Irvine, CA 92606

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