Zoom Settles Lawsuit for $85 Million
United States residents who used Zoom Video Communications services over the last 5 years may be eligible for compensation thanks to a recent $85 million class action settlement.
Settlement Class Members include all U.S. citizens who downloaded, opened, or used the Zoom Meetings Application between March 30, 2016, and July 30, 2021. Those who used Enterprise-Level or Government accounts for Zoom meetings are excluded from this settlement.
Plaintiffs allege wrongful conduct by Zoom such as unauthorized sharing of users’ information with third parties, failure to prevent unwanted meeting disruptions by third parties, and misrepresentations that Zoom provided end-to-end encryption.
Zoom denies these allegations and denies any liability whatsoever, but has agreed to settle this case outside of court. Plaintiffs and Class Counsel also believe that the settlement is in the best interests of the Settlement Class.
The Settlement provides monetary payments to eligible Settlement Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form on or before March 5, 2022. If the Court approves the Settlement, Zoom will pay $85 million to create a Settlement Fund.
Eligible Settlement Class Members can submit a Claim Form for the following claims:
- 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 App 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.
- User Claim: If 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.
A Claim Form can be filed quickly and easily online here, but if you wish to mail in the Claim Form, you may download a copy here or call toll-free and request a Claim Form be sent to you at 1-800-397-3418.
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