If you were an AOL member between March and May of 2006, you may be entitled to $100 or more as part of a class action settlement award.
In Landwehr v. AOL Inc., plaintiffs sued AOL for breach of privacy and consumer protection laws.
In 2006, AOL made files containing some users’ search queries available for download from the Internet at research.aol.com. AOL said that this search data was anonymous. The lawsuit claims, however, that (a) some users’ identities could be determined from the search data, and (b) AOL violated certain privacy and consumer protection laws by making it available for download.
As part of these class action settlements, eligible class members can claim $100 or more as a settlement award as follows:
Tier 1 Payment: You are eligible for a payment of up to $50 if you: (a) Were an AOL member between March and May 2006, and (b) Believe in good faith that your search data was made available for download from research.aol.com.
Tier 2 Payment: You are eligible for a payment of up to $100 if you: (a) Were an AOL member between March and May 2006, (b) Believe in good faith that your search data was made available for download from research.aol.com, and (c) Either: 1) you have been identified from that data or 2) another person or company could be reasonably certain of your identity based on the data.
Arbitration Claim: If you are eligible for a Tier 2 Payment and feel you suffered losses greater than $100, you can give up your right to that Tier Payment and file an “Arbitration Claim.” If you choose to do so, a neutral party will assess your claim. There is no guarantee your Arbitration Claim will be successful or that you will receive more than $100.
Click here to see if you qualify for this settlement and fill out a claim form. It’s your money, what are you waiting for?!