IF YOU WERE CHARGED FOR A VIP MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM BY POTPOURRI GROUP, INC. BETWEEN JUNE 10, 2016 AND FEBRUARY 15, 2022, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.
What is this Lawsuit About?
The Lawsuit alleges that Potpourri Group, Inc. (“Defendant” or “PGI”) enrolled certain California consumers in automatically renewing subscriptions for VIP
membership programs, and posted charges to the consumer’s credit card, debit card, or third-party payment account, without first presenting the consumer with
all of the automatic renewal offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner as required by law. Defendant 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 certain benefits to eligible Class Members and to resolve the case without any
admission of liability or wrongdoing.
Who is Included in the Settlement?
All California residents who, between June 10, 2016 and February 15, 2022, were both (i) enrolled in any PGI VIP membership program, and (ii) charged at least
one membership fee for such program. Excluded from the Class are all employees of Defendant, all employees of Plaintiff’s counsel, and the judicial officers
to whom this case is assigned.
What Relief Does the Settlement Provide?
In full and complete settlement of the claims of the Class Members who do not exclude themselves, Defendant will pay the principal amount of Two Million Three
Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,300,000.00). The Settlement Amount, plus any interest thereon, will be used to pay Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses
(as approved by the Court), any service payment(s) that the Court may award to Gore and/or other Class Members who provided assistance to Class Counsel in connection with the
Litigation, the expenses of settlement administration (including class notice), and the settlement payments to the Class Members who submit timely and valid Claims. If any funds
are remaining by reason of uncashed settlement checks or otherwise, the remaining amount will be paid to one or more cy pres recipients approved by the Court, or as otherwise directed
by the Court. In addition to the monetary consideration, the Settlement also includes injunctive relief.
Class Members’ Rights and Options Under the Settlement
FILE A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 28, 2022
To potentially qualify for a monetary payment from the Settlement, potential Class Members must file a Claim.
If you do nothing, you will not be a Participating Class Member and you will not qualify to receive a monetary payment,
but you will be bound by the release in the Settlement Agreement.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY NOVEMBER 28, 2022
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 detailed information about how to exclude yourself, see the Long Form Notice here
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY NOVEMBER 28, 2022
Any Class Member who wishes to object to the Settlement may do so in a written objection, which must be filed with the Court and served on Class Counsel, Defendant’s
counsel, and the Settlement Administrator, no later than November 28, 2022.
For Detailed information about how to object to the settlement, see the Long Form Notice here