Riverside Medical Clinic $3.3M Meta Pixel Settlement

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
June 28, 2024 1:29 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Riverside Medical Clinic $3.3M Meta Pixel Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$38.83
Deadline:
August 26, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

Riverside Medical Clinic has agreed to pay $3,300,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged privacy violations involving internet tracking technologies. This settlement addresses claims that the clinic's use of Meta Pixels on its website resulted in the unauthorized sharing of personal and health information with Facebook. If you visited the Riverside Medical Clinic website between September 9, 2017, and December 13, 2022, you may be eligible for compensation.

Can I Claim an Award?

If you visited the website www.riversidemedicalclinic.com between September 9, 2017, and December 13, 2022, you may be eligible to claim an award. This includes both patients of Riverside Medical Clinic and any other individuals who accessed the website during the specified period.

To be part of the Settlement Class, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You visited the website www.riversidemedicalclinic.com between September 9, 2017, and December 13, 2022.

The Settlement Class is broad and inclusive, ensuring that anyone who visited the website during the specified timeframe is eligible. This means that even if you were not a patient but merely a visitor to the site, you can still file a claim.

What Can I Get from the Settlement?

Settlement Class Members who file a valid Claim Form may receive a pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund. The estimated cash payment to each Settlement Class Member who makes a claim is $38.83. This amount is calculated based on the total settlement fund after deducting administrative costs, taxes, service awards, and attorneys' fees.

The Net Settlement Fund is the portion of the $3,300,000 settlement that remains after the following deductions:

  • Reasonable Notice and Claims Administration Costs
  • Any taxes owed by the Settlement Fund
  • Service awards approved by the Court
  • Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and Expenses Award approved by the Court

The estimated payment of $38.83 is based on the assumption that a certain number of claims will be filed. If fewer claims are filed, the amount per claimant could be higher; if more claims are filed, the amount could be lower.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

No specific proof is required to claim the reward. However, you must attest that you visited the Riverside Medical Clinic's website during the specified period. This attestation is part of the Claim Form that you will need to submit.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you can either file a claim online or by mail. To file a claim online, visit file a claim online. Alternatively, you can mail your completed Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator at the provided address.

Ensure that your claim is submitted by the deadline of August 26, 2024. Only one claim per Settlement Class Member is allowed.

How Do I Get Paid?

Payments will be mailed in the form of a Claim Check to the address you provide. If you prefer to receive the payment electronically (e.g., Venmo, PayPal, Zelle), you must submit your claim online.

$3,300,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $3,300,000. This fund will cover administrative costs, taxes, service awards, and attorneys' fees. The remaining amount will be distributed among valid claimants on a pro rata basis.

  • Administrative Costs: Costs associated with notifying class members and processing claims
  • Taxes: Any taxes owed by the Settlement Fund
  • Service Awards: Payments to the named plaintiffs for their services to the Settlement Class
  • Attorneys' Fees: Fees for the lawyers representing the class

The named plaintiffs will receive $3,500 each for their services to the Settlement Class, subject to court approval. The attorneys will request fees not exceeding 35% of the Settlement Fund.

Important Dates

  • Fairness Hearing: August 23, 2024
  • Deadline to File a Claim: August 26, 2024

Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?

The lawsuit arose from Riverside Medical Clinic's use of Meta Pixels on its website, which allegedly resulted in the unauthorized sharing of personal and health information with Facebook. To avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation, the parties reached a settlement agreement.

The court has preliminarily approved the settlement, and a final approval hearing will be held to determine its fairness. If the court grants final approval, the settlement will become effective, and payments will be distributed to eligible claimants.

In summary, if you visited the Riverside Medical Clinic website between September 9, 2017, and December 13, 2022, you may be eligible for a cash payment from the $3,300,000 settlement fund. Be sure to file your claim by August 26, 2024, to receive your share.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Privacy
Settlement Amount
$3,300,000
Award
$38.83
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
33
Claim Deadline
August 26, 2024
Fairness Hearing
August 23, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
August 23, 2024
Case Number
CVRI2203466
Case Title
Bustos, et. al v. Riverside Medical Clinic
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Kroll Settlement Administration LLC PO Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324 (833) 462-9176
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