Www.FraleyFacebookSettlement.com – Facebook Sponsored Story Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
There is a chance that you could be a part of the Facebook Sponsored Story Class Action Lawsuit Settlement which can be found a the www.fraleyfacebooksettlement.com site. This is if you or your child have a Facebook account. In addition Facebook must have featured you or your child in their Sponsored Story program. So it could be your name or your child’s name. It could also be your profile picture or your child’s profile picture. Sponsored Stories are actually ads on Facebook. These ads contain the posts of Facebook users. Apparently Facebook used your name or your child’s name and your profile picture or your child’s profile picture without your knowledge or consent. They used the names and pictures to sell either products or services.
If you are eligible to take part in the Facebook Sponsored Story Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, you should also have received a notice from the company either in the mail or via email. So check both if you think that you may have a case. So the amount of the settlement is $20 million. You may be able to get up to $10 if you or your child was involved. This amount will start decreasing the more people who submit the claim form. So this means that the more people who submit the less you will get. In this case, since there are millions or I should say billions of Facebook users, your chances of getting anything close to $10 is very slim. However, do submit your claim form because you never know what you can get. There is a deadline by which you must send in your claim form. That deadline is May 2, 2013. If you do not send your claim form by this date, then you will not get anything. You can get the claim form at the Fraley v. Facebook, Inc. Settlement at www.fraleyfacebooksettlement.com site. You have a choice either to file it online or download a claim form to be sent in via regular mail. The easier choice would be to submit online. However, if you are not sure about putting your personal info online, then you can opt for the second option which is to submit your claim via regular mail.
Now some of the other deadlines include opting out. In order to do this, you will have to send in a letter by the due date of May 2, 2013. Usually you do not get to send this electronically but in this case you can. But make sure you follow the deadline. The time that it must be submitted by is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. So those on the East coast make sure that you are aware of this. Another deadline is the deadline if you want to object. That deadline is also May 2, 2013. The same things goes here in terms of time. You can also send this in electronically. I am glad that you are able to do that. Sending in via mail is just so cumbersome. If you do not have a stamp, then you have to make a trip to the Post Office and wait in line to get to mail your letter. I remember the good old days of having stamp machines. I still do not get why they did away with those. It was so easy for me to just go and buy a few stamps from the machine than it was to stand in line and wait for everyone to send in their packages and letters. I wonder if they will ever come back.
Anyway, if you want to go to the Final Approval Hearing which is on June 28, 2013, you can. However it is not a must. This means that if you sent in your claim form, you will still be able to get the money without going to the hearing. But I think this would be an interesting hearing to go to. Facebook has been slapped with so many class action lawsuits that it would be interesting to be there to see if there are any appeals. I guess sometimes a big company becomes the target of frivolous lawsuits but I do not think that is the case here. I believe that Facebook should pay for doing what they did with their Sponsored Stories program.
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