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LinkedIn Users Could Receive Money as Part of a Lawsuit Settlement

The internet site ‘LinkedIn’ is in the middle of a $13 million dollar lawsuit, that will end up paying some of its users in a settlement. If you are a member of the site, you could have some cash coming your way.

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LinkedIn is in trouble after a feature on their site did more than it stated to do. The feature is their ‘Add Connections’ button. This feature allows users to ‘add’ people from their email account, and it sends them an invitation to join LinkedIn. But the site did more than send an invitation to those contacts. According to NBC New York,

If an invitation was not accepted within a certain amount of time, then one or two more emails were sent to the contact to remind them their invitation is pending…

…The suit claims LinkedIn members did not consent to the reminder emails when they agreed to send the invitations.


Since LinkedIn did not state they were going to send the reminder emails, they are now in a $13 million dollar lawsuit, that could be a settlement of up to $1,500 for each of its users that file a claim. This however, depends on how many users file a claim, and how many people overall were affected by this.

If you use LinkedIn and sent out ‘invitations’ through your email, you could be a part of this settlement. According to NBC New York,

Members who used the “Add Connections” service between Sept. 17, 2011, and Oct. 31, 2014, are eligible to file a claim. An ID to file the claim was sent in an email informing customers about the lawsuit.


So if you use LinkedIn, make sure you check your email for information about the lawsuit. You could end up getting some extra cash from this settlement.


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