Mark Kokoszki, et al. v. Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy Magazine Settlement
2:19-cv-10302-BAF-RSW

Welcome to the Playboy Magazine Settlement Website

IF YOU ARE A MICHIGAN RESIDENT AND SUBSCRIBED TO A PLAYBOY PUBLICATION BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2016 AND JULY 30, 2016, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

Important Update: 
Please be advised that the Final Approval Hearing scheduled on August 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. will be held on the online platform, Zoom. You can access the Hearing by clicking this link and entering the passcode: 164271. Alternatively, you can access the Hearing by telephone at 1-213-338-8477 or 1-253-215-8782, and entering the Meeting ID: 95798563880#, followed by 0# and 164271#.

For more information, please read the Court's Order here

What is this lawsuit about?

In this class action lawsuit, the Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant, Playboy Enterprises Inc. ("Playboy"), violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by disclosing information related to its customers’ magazine subscriptions to third parties between January 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016. Playboy denies it violated any law, and the Court has not decided whether the Plaintiff or the Defendant should win the case. The Parties have instead agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

How do I know if I am a part of the Settlement?

The Court decided that everyone who fits the following description is a member of the Settlement Class:

Persons that have a Michigan street address who subscribed to a Playboy Publication between January 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016 to be delivered to a Michigan street address, and who did not opt out of Playboy’s information sharing service.

Playboy Publications include any magazine published by Defendant or one of its subsidiaries in the United States, including but not limited to Playboy magazine.

What does the Settlement provide?

A Settlement Fund has been created totaling $3,850,000.00. Class Member payments, and the cost to administer the Settlement, the cost to inform people about the Settlement, attorneys’ fees (inclusive of litigation costs), and an award to the Class Representative will also come out of this fund. Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata (meaning equal) portion of the Settlement Fund, which Class Counsel anticipates to be approximately $110.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Option and Deadline
Description
DO NOTHING You will receive a pro rata share of the Settlement benefits – estimated to be approximately $110 – and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
July 24, 2020 (passed)
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
OBJECT
July 24, 2020 (passed)
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
GO TO THE HEARING
11:00 AM on August 19, 2020 
Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement (see Question 20). The Final Approval Hearing was moved from June 10, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM. The Hearing will be held via the online platform, Zoom.

For More Information

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Mail

Playboy Magazine Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91350
Seattle, WA 98111