Time Inc. Magazine Subscription Class Action Settlement (Michigan Only)

Class Eligibility

All persons with Michigan street addresses who purchased a subscription to a Time Publication directly from Time, but in a manner other than through a Time website, between February 19, 2013 and February 19, 2016.

Most Class Members purchased their subscriptions to Time Publications by mailing in a postcard to Time Inc. Such postcards typically include discounts off the cover price when buying a subscription. Time Publications include: Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Health, Southern Living, Sunset, This Old House, All You, Big Picture, Essence, Edge, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Golf, InStyle, Travel & Leisure, Time, Time for Kids, People, People En Español, People Style, Money, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Kids, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Wallpaper.

Based on Defendant’s records, there are approximately 719,000 potential Class Members.

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Carolyn Perlin v. Time Inc.
Case No. 2:16-cv-10635-GCS-MKM

District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims that Defendant violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act, M.C.L. § 445.1712 (“VRPA”) by disclosing information related to its customers’ magazine subscriptions to third parties. The Defendant denies it violated any law. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

Settlement Pool





Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement Administrator

KCC Class Action Services LLC

P.O. Box 404075

Louisville, KY 40233-4075