A COMPANY has pledged $1.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit – class members expect hundreds of payments.
RocketReach, an online database that collects email and phone numbers, has settled a class action lawsuit alleging the company unlawfully collected personal information.
The company has not admitted wrongdoing in the case.
According to the lawsuit, members allege that the company violated the Illinois Public Information Rights Act in collecting and disclosing personally identifiable information.
Illinois law states that a person or entity “may not use the identity of a person for any commercial purpose while that person is alive without first obtaining the written consent of that person.”
Members claimed RocketReach distributed legal names, email addresses, job information, and social media profiles.
The company agreed to pay out $1.59 million as part of the settlement.
Illinois residents may be eligible for the payments.
RocketReach will pay Residents whose names are on a “+call plan” between April 12, 2020 and April 11, 2023.
The company will pay each successful applicant an equal share of the $1.59 million.
The settlement assumes that plaintiffs will receive payments of between $146 and $243.
Payees must request the money by July 17, 2023.
Final approval of the money transfer is scheduled for September 12, 2023.
To submit a claim, members can click here.
OTHER ONE-TIME PAYMENTS
A list of companies are paying out cash after customers sued them in court over alleged violations.
Many companies have settled out of court and are now offering one-off payments to potentially affected individuals.
Several medical companies are paying out $538.23 to $1,157.20 to EpiPen users after being accused of conspiring to increase prices.
Pfizer, Meridian Medical Technologies, King Pharmaceuticals and Mylan have not admitted wrongdoing but are paying $609 million in settlements.
PeopleNet is also paying some Illinois residents after the company was accused of violating worker privacy.
Former employees can expect a one-time payment of between $500 and $1,000.
The US Sun covers other direct payments — Out-of-state residents may get between $250 and $975 back from tax season.
530,000 residents in another state can also count on cash assistance.