UPDATE: On November 10, 2022, following a hearing, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order Granting Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement; Granting Motion for Attorneys’ Fees, Expenses, and Service Awards; Judgment. Both Motions (for Final Settlement Approval and for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses and Service Awards) had been extensively briefed and supported with numerous Exhibits. The Objections filed by some class members to those two Motions had also been fully briefed. Despite the Court's Order granting both Motions, and overruling of the Objections, two Objectors have filed appeals. Settlement payments cannot be distributed to eligible claimants until the appeals are resolved. We do not know how long it will take to resolve the appeals. Please be patient and check back to this site periodically for updates on the status of the appeals.
If you are a person who, between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011, inclusive, were a Facebook User in the United States who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button, you may be eligible for a payment from a Class Action Settlement.
- A Settlement has been reached between Defendant Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly Facebook, Inc. (“Meta” or “Defendant”) and Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
- You are included in this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if, between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011 inclusive, you were a Facebook User in the United States who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button.
- The lawsuit is known as In Re Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, Case No. 5:12-MD-02314-EJD (N.D. California). Defendant denies that it violated any law but has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the costs and risks associated with continuing this case.
- Your rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the Notice carefully.
|SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT||DEADLINE|
SUBMIT A CLAIM
|The only way to receive a payment from this Settlement is by submitting a timely and properly completed Claim Form that obtains approval from the Settlement Administrator. The Claim Form must be submitted no later than September 22, 2022. You can submit your Claim Form online or download the claim form and mail it to the Settlement Administrator. If your claim is approved by the Settlement Administrator, you will give up the right to sue the Defendant in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.||September 22, 2022|
OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT
|You can choose to opt out of the Settlement and receive no payment. This option allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendant related to the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.||September 12, 2022|
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT AND/OR ATTEND A HEARING
|If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to it by writing to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. If you object, you may also file a claim for a payment. You may object to the Settlement and ask the Court for permission to speak at the Final Approval Hearing about your objection.||September 12, 2022|
|Unless you exclude yourself, you are automatically part of the Settlement. If you do nothing, you will not get a payment from this Settlement and you will give up the right to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendant related to the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.||No Deadline|
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
- The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement.