Ma Cookie Settlement is a scam that involves many people. For more information, please read this review.
What is the Ma Cookie Settlement Scam?
The Honorable Brian A. Davis, Suffolk Superior Court Business Litigation Session, in Massachusetts, gave preliminary approval to this class action settlement on September 24, 2021 and directed litigants to give the notice about it. The notice has been sent to you because records indicate you could be a Settlement class member and may be eligible for a payment from Settlement. The final approval hearing on the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of the Settlement will take place at 2:00 PM on January 18, 2022 at the Suffolk County Courthouse Courtroom 1309. It is located at 3 Pemberton Square in Boston, MA 02108. The Final Approval Hearing is not mandatory, but you are encouraged to attend at your own cost.
What does the Lawsuit All About?
Jane Doe and John Doe, the “Doe Plaintiffs”, filed this lawsuit to assert various legal claims on behalf a class of website users who were also patients. Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants did not obtain sufficient consent when placing third party analytics tools, cookies, and pixels on their general and publicly accessible websites, including, for example, massgeneralbrigham.org, massgeneral.org, brighamandwomens.org, and dana-farber.org. Plaintiffs also claim that the Informational Websites code caused Plaintiffs’ internet browsers (using these analytics tools, pixels, cookies and other related technologies) to reveal information about Plaintiffs’ internet usage to third-parties.
How do you know if your settlement class is right for you?
The Settlement Class includes all persons who were patients of the defendants during the Class Period and visited the Informational Websites. They must be either a Massachusetts resident or have received medical treatment in Massachusetts at any of their Defendants. The Settlement Class excludes (a) officers and directors, trustees and employees of Defendants; and (b) all judges and their staffs assigned this case; (c) mediator; (d), experts retained by the Parties; as well as (e) counsel for the Parties in this litigation.
A Person is any living natural person, who is not employed by any of the Defendants but is legally resident in the United States. The Class Period runs from May 23, 2016 to July 31, 2021. Any person who received medical care from any of the Defendant providers during the Class Period is considered a Patient.
The Settlement’s provisions
The Settlement stipulates that the Defendants will create a Settlement Fund worth $18.4 Million. The Settlement Fund will pay compensation to Settlement Class members, pay notice and administrative costs, provide Service Awards to any Representative Plaintiffs who have filed the case, and reimburse attorneys for all fees, costs, or expenses. Settlement Class Members cannot bring any additional claims against the Defendants or other released parties if the Settlement is approved.
The Settlement is summarized in the Notice. The Notice does not contain all details. The Settlement Agreement and any related documents contain the exact terms and conditions. You can obtain additional information, including a copy the Settlement Agreement.
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