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Military.com $7,350,000 Settlement

Military Advantage, Inc., operating as Military.com, settles a class action lawsuit alleging violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act for $7,350,000.

Military.com $7,350,000 Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Up to $30
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    October 24, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $7,350,000
  • Final Approval:
    November 9, 2023
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Military Advantage, Inc. Settles Privacy Lawsuit for $7,350,000


A class action lawsuit against Military Advantage, Inc., operating as Military.com, has been settled for up to $7,350,000. The lawsuit, Young v. Military Advantage, Inc. d/b/a Military.com, Case No. 2023LA000535, alleged that Military Advantage, Inc. violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by disclosing its subscribers' personally identifiable information (PII) to Facebook via the Facebook Tracking Pixel without consent. The settlement aims to resolve the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.


A Closer Look at the Settlement Fund


The settlement fund established in this case amounts to a substantial $7,350,000. This fund will be used to compensate the class members, pay for the costs of administering the settlement, cover the legal fees and expenses of the class counsel, and provide service awards to the class representatives. The exact amount that each class member will receive will depend on the number of valid claims submitted.


Given the size of the settlement fund, class members can expect to receive a cash payment of up to $30. However, the actual amount may be lower, depending on the total number of claims.


Key Dates to Remember


There are several important dates that class members should keep in mind. The deadline to submit a claim is October 24, 2023. Class members who wish to exclude themselves from the settlement must do so by October 9, 2023. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for November 9, 2023.


  • Fairness Hearing: November 9, 2023
  • Deadline to File a Claim: October 24, 2023


Who are the Class Members?


The class members in this case are digital subscribers to Military.com who had a Facebook account, accessed a video through the Military.com website from the same browser where they accessed their Facebook account, and were in the United States during the period from June 8, 2020, through November 1, 2022.

  • Cash Payment: Up to $30


There are no exclusions mentioned for this class action settlement.


What Can Class Members Claim?


Class members who submit a valid claim can expect to receive a cash payment of up to $30. The actual amount may vary depending on the number of valid claims received.


  • Cash Payment: Up to $30


Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?


Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. However, the specific details of what constitutes valid proof have not been mentioned in the settlement details.


Why is There a Class Action Settlement?


The class action lawsuit was brought against Military Advantage, Inc. for allegedly violating the VPPA by disclosing its subscribers' PII to Facebook without consent. The settlement is intended to resolve these allegations and avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.


If the settlement is approved at the fairness hearing on November 9, 2023, eligible class members whose claims were approved will receive their payment approximately 30 days after the settlement is finally approved and any appeals process is complete.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    Circuit Court of DuPage County
  • State:
    Illinois
  • Court:
    Circuit Court of DuPage County
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Military Advantage, Inc. d/b/a Military.com
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Philip L. Fraietta, Bursor & Fisher, P.A.
  • Claims Admin:
    Military.com Privacy Settlement Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 2239 Portland, OR 97208-2239 Phone: 1-877-352-0889 (Toll-Free)
  • Defendant Firm:
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