Class Action

Subscriptions to Rivals.com

Class Action

Subscriptions to Rivals.com

July 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for November 8, 2018.

May 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement in which class members may receive either a credit to use towards subscriptions to Rivals.com or a cash payment. Class members who signed up for annual subscriptions may receive five months of credits or $20 in cash, and class members who signed up for monthly subscriptions may receive three months of credit or $10 in cash. In addition, the website agreed to change the subscription page to more adequately disclose the automatic renewal terms.

May 2017: The case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 17-cv-2745, N.D. Cal.)

March 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against the college sports website Rivals.com for allegedly failing to adequately disclose the terms of its automatic renewal and continuous service offers and cancellation policy for its monthly and annual subscriptions for access to “premium” content and message boards resulting in subscribers being charged without their consent. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in May 2018.) (Wahl et al v. Yahoo! Inc. dba Rivals.com, Case No. 17-cv-308083, California Superior Court – Santa Clara)

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