questionsanyone else get the facebook lawsuit notification?


Nothing here. Of course, that could be due to the fact that I don't do social media. YMMV.


screw it. I got the email, but could care less. Mainly because I know that ANYTHING you do online is potentially something that may turn up where you don't want it to, and knowing that, I act accordingly. Facebook is one of the few success stories in the American business world today, and I refuse to participate in trying to bring down more American businesses. This is the type of lawsuit that drives companies and jobs offshore.


Did not get the email.

These suits are more for the lawyers than the people that were impacted. At the end of the day, as with most class-action lawsuits, the lawyers will get millions and you will get less than a dollar.

I've been a member of probably about 20 class-action suits and have never received anything over $4. It's not even worth my time to read the documentation that comes in the mail.

Three I can remember without much thought.

1. Stock holder of a major company that bought another company without owners voting
2. LG Refrigerator advertised a lower annual electrical cost than actual value.
3. Sams club back dating renewal memberships to expiration date ignoring the gap times.


@cengland0: I got it, and he is right as far as this lawsuit. Each person will get $10, it states that in the email. Out of $20 million, anyone opting in will get a whole $10.

I was part of a class action against a drug company. I won $160,000, and ended up with $91,000. After what the medication did to my body, it was nowhere near enough.



Wait a second. That is UP TO $10. A Fairness Hearing over the matter will be held on June 28, 2013 and the amounts will usually be adjusted. At least that's what has always happened to me.

"The amount, if any, paid to each claimant depends upon the number of claims made and other factors detailed in the Settlement. No one knows in advance how much each claimant will receive, or whether any money will be paid directly to claimants."

Also, for users that do not submit a claim, they will not receive payment at all. Those forms are complicated to understand and will come with the documentation on tissue paper and be about 30 pages long (a little exaggeration).


@cengland0: You are absolutely correct. I wonder how much actors get paid to do commercials? See, if we were used in Facebook ads or sponsored stories, we should be paid the same...


@y0himba: Yes, but you don't have a SAG (screen actors guild) card. Unfortunately, without a SAG card you don't get paid diddly. Now if you did have a SAG card, then I could see an argument for an adjustment in your take of the pie.


I got it and, after doing a bit of research to make sure it wasn't a scam, I went ahead and opted in. I know I won't get much if anything in a settlement. But, as with all class action lawsuits (and I've been a party to a handful) I figure that if the company did something wrong there should be some punishment for that. My part might not be very large, but, then, I've never been really that injured and it doesn't take very long to fill out the information. A few bucks is still a few bucks.

Best settlement I got was from Sony when they had the whole "we'll install this rootkit on your machine if you try to play this CD on your computer" debacle with one of the Switchfoot CDs. I got either two or three completely album downloads and discovered a couple of new bands that I really liked.


Yep, I got it. Why not opt-in? If Facebook did something wrong, they need to pay. Why shouldn't I get a little...ok VERY little...


I got it, and deleted it, figured why waste my time filling out that paperwork. I've got too much other stuff going on in my life now to be concerned with something that will get me up to $10~


I didn't get the email, but I have told FB to not use me in sponsored ads (they do have decent potential privacy options, but most are really buried). It makes sense that I wouldn't get it. Though if I do get one later on, I'm not going to be a happy camper.


@thedogma: I think part of the problem was that this was occurring before there was an option to opt out, but I could be mistaken.


A family member was a part of the Clorox bleach toilet tablets (catbcsettlement) class action and they got $20 - over 30 months later! I got a free backup software package from Seagate or WD due to decimal GB (1000) vs binary GB (1024) and that's it.


Received the e-mail today -