• Zoom! Class Action Privacy Lawsuit: “Here’s $15, Don’t Spend It All!”

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    Some excerpts from this charming Holiday missive in the email today:

    ” A settlement has been reached with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) relating to alleged privacy and security issues with the Zoom Meetings Application (“App”). Plaintiffs allege that Zoom: (i) shared certain information with third parties, (ii) should have done more to prevent unwanted meeting disruptions by third parties, (iii) advertised its Zoom Meetings App as being encrypted “end-to-end” when Plaintiffs contend it was not at that time, and (iv) that the alleged conduct violated California state and federal laws. Zoom denies these allegations. The Court has not decided who is right.”

    ..and it won’t, mark me!

    “Without admitting liability, (WHAT? No!!) the Settlement also requires Zoom to make certain changes to its policies and practices that will benefit Class Members. Zoom will establish an $85 million Settlement Fund. After deducting Court-approved attorneys’ fees (up to $21,250,000) and expenses (up to $200,000), Service Payments for the Plaintiffs, and the costs of settlement notice and administration from the $85 million Settlement Fund, the remaining funds will be made available, if the Settlement is approved, to pay Class Members’ valid claims. ”

    OK, the lawyers and the courts get 21 MEELION bucks! If I’m Joe Twoshoes, what do I get?

    “User Claim: If you are not eligible for a Paid Subscription Claim and you registered, used, opened, or downloaded the Zoom Meeting App between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021 and you are not eligible to submit a Paid Subscription Claim, you are eligible to file a claim for $15.”

    And if I actually shelled out for this?

    “Paid Subscription Claim: If you are a Class Member who paid for a Zoom Meetings App subscription, between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021, you are eligible to file a claim for $25 or 15% of the money you paid to Zoom for the core subscription (i.e., not including optional add on features/support that customers may add to their subscriptions) during that time, whichever is greater. For example, if you spent $75 on a Zoom Meetings App subscription during the relevant time period, 15% of $75 is $11.25.  Because $11.25 is less than $25, your claim will be treated as a claim for $25.”

    WOW. What will we do with all this money??  Switzerland, here I come! Er…how about “That’s just enough gas to get you from the beach to Pomona….”

    Can any one here believe this farce?

    Who was it that said,  “The prime symptom of a sick legal system is a flourishing lawyer class.”


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