Maribel Moses v. The New York Times Company d/b/a The New York Times
CA Renewal Settlement NYT
Case No. 1:20-cv-04658-RA

Welcome to the CA Renewal Settlement NYT Website

If you were automatically billed for a New York Times subscription after June 17, 2016, you may benefit from a proposed class action settlement.

What is this lawsuit about?

A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against The New York Times Company (“Defendant” or “NYT”). The class action lawsuit alleges that NYT automatically renewed its customers’ digital, print, and standalone subscription offerings (the “NYT Subscriptions”) and charged customers’ payment methods without providing the disclosures and authorizations required by California law. NYT denies these claims. The Court has not ruled in favor of Plaintiff or NYT. Instead, the parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.

How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?

The class is defined as all persons who, from June 17, 2016, to and through May 12, 2021, enrolled in an automatically renewing NYT Subscription directly through NYT using a California billing and/or delivery address, and who were charged and paid an automatic renewal fee(s) in connection with such subscription.

What does the Settlement provide?

Those included in the Settlement will be entitled to receive Automatic Access Code(s) for a free one-month digital NYT Subscription or, at their election, a pro rata (meaning proportional) cash payment from the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel estimates to be $5 based on expected claims rates.

Class members wishing to receive cash must make an election to receive cash by submitting a valid Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator. Class members who neither submit a valid Claim Form nor exclude themselves from the Settlement will receive Automatic Access Codes for one month of free access to select NYT digital products and services that normally require a paid subscription, with no expectation or obligation to continue using the services beyond the free period. The type of NYT Subscription a particular class member is eligible to receive depends on whether his or her NYT Subscription was active or inactive as of June 9, 2021.

Your Rights and Options

Option and Deadline Event
DO NOTHING

If you have an active NYT Subscription and do not submit a timely Claim Form electing to receive cash or exclude yourself from the Settlement, once the Settlement becomes Final, you will receive an Automatic Access Code for a free one-month NYT Digital Product Subscription (e.g., Cooking, Crosswords) to which you do not currently subscribe, with no expectation or obligation to continue using or paying the services beyond the free period.

If you are entitled to receive all of NYT’s digital subscription offerings and do not submit a timely Claim Form electing to receive cash or exclude yourself from the Settlement, once the Settlement becomes Final, you will receive an Automatic Access Code for a free one-month NYT Basic Digital Access Subscription to be shared with friends or family, with no expectation or obligation to continue using or paying the services beyond the free period.

If you have an inactive NYT Subscription and do nothing, you will automatically receive an Automatic Access Code for a free one-month NYT Basic Digital Access Subscription, with no expectation or obligation to continue using or paying the services beyond the free period. Alternatively, regardless of whether your NYT Subscription was active or inactive as of June 9, 2021, you may file a claim that will, if valid, entitle you to receive prorated cash payment(s) from the Settlement Fund in the form of a check, issued and mailed by the Settlement Administrator.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Deadline: July 24, 2021
To receive cash, you must make an election to receive cash by submitting a valid Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator by July 24, 2021.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
Deadline: July 24, 2021
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue NYT about the alleged claims in this case. Excluding yourself is the only option that allows you to ever bring or maintain your own lawsuit against NYT regarding the allegations in this case ever again.
OBJECT
Deadline: July 24, 2021
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved. Filing an objection does not exclude you from the Settlement.

For More Information

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Mail
CA Renewal Settlement NYT 
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91409
Seattle, WA 98111