Consumer Reports Magazine Personal Information Class Action Settlement (Michigan Only)

Class Eligibility

You are a class member if you have a Michigan street address and between April 1, 2010 and October 31, 2016, purchased or had a subscription to a Consumer Reports Publication.

Estimated Amount

$180 +/-

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States Inc.,
Case No. 7:16-cv-02444-KMK-JCM,

District Court for the Southern District of New York

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims that Defendant violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act, M.C.L. § 445.1712 (“PPPA”) by disclosing information related to its customers’ magazine subscriptions to third parties. While Consumer Reports believes that its practices were in compliance with Michigan law, Consumer Reports chose to settle this case, without admitting liability, to focus time, effort and resources on protecting consumers, as the organization has since its founding, and not on additional legal fees and the uncertainty of litigation. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have without admitting liability agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation

Settlement Pool





Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement

c/o JND Legal Administration

PO Box 91304

Seattle, WA 98111