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Got an email from legalnotice@linkedin.com? 2015

So you just received an email from legalnotice@linkedin.com? Linkedin is being sued Again.. The email reads…

NOTICE OF PENDING CLASS ACTION AND NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT PERKINS V. LINKEDIN CORP.

So did we… Now the first thing you may be wondering is, “is this the email sender legalnotice@linkedin.com  really associated with Linkedin.com?” The second thing you may be wondering is… “Are they trying to sue me? Or are they being sued and should i expect a nice little check from Linkedin for basically nothing.?

Hmmm. Looks pretty Legitimate to us…

YES! This EMAIL is 100% REAL and it was indeed sent from LinkedIN.com
(It is not Phishing Scam Nor is it associated with that Nigerian 412 Scam. So no worries.)

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Well this isn't the first time linkedIn has been sued for privacy violations or email invasion. This has been happening for the last 3-4 years. Heres a post we found from Mediapost.com that talkes about Linkedin being sued for privacy invasion from 2011.

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Sooo, Does Linkedin Owe You Money ??

Maybe , Maybe not. It all depends on if you actively used linkedin between now and 2011* i believe. If so then you are most likely entitled to a piece of the settlement, when it does finally happen. I wouldn't hold my breath though, due to the fact that the payouts will be very small to anyone who actually follows through with the process linkedIn has in place for the millions of users looking to cash in on a few free dollars.

Here's a copy of the email they sent out below, that outlines who they may owe money too after this lawsuit has cleared.

Email sent out by linkedIn from "legalnotice@linkedin.com"

Linkedin sued 2015 for email invasion

You are receiving this e-mail because you may have used LinkedIn's Add Connections feature between September 17, 2011 and October 31, 2014.

A federal court authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
Why did I get this notice?
This Notice relates to a proposed settlement ("Settlement") of a class action lawsuit ("Action") against LinkedIn Corporation ("LinkedIn") based on LinkedIn's alleged improper use of a service called "Add Connections" to grow its member base.

What is the Action about?

The Action challenges LinkedIn's use of a service called Add Connections to grow its member base. Add Connections allows LinkedIn members to import contacts from their external email accounts and email connection invitations to one or more of those contacts inviting them to connect on LinkedIn. If a connection invitation is not accepted within a certain period of time, up to two "reminder emails" are sent reminding the recipient that the connection invitation is pending. The Court found that members consented to importing their contacts and sending the connection invitation, but did not find that members consented to LinkedIn sending the two reminder emails. The Plaintiffs contend that LinkedIn members did not consent to the use of their names and likenesses in those reminder emails. LinkedIn denies these allegations and any and all wrongdoing or liability. No court or other entity has made a judgment or other determination of any liability.
What relief does the Settlement provide?

LinkedIn has revised disclosures, clarifying that up to two reminders are sent for each connection invitation so members can make fully-informed decisions before sending a connection invitation. In addition, by the end of 2015, LinkedIn will implement new functionality allowing members to stop reminders from being sent by canceling the connection invitation. LinkedIn has also agreed to pay $13 million into a fund that can be used, in part, to make payments to members of the Settlement Class who file approved claims. Attorneys representing the Settlement Class will petition the Court for payment of the following from the fund: (1) reasonable attorneys' fees, expenses, and costs up to a maximum of $3,250,000, and (2) service awards for the Plaintiffs up to a maximum of $1,500 each. The payment amount for members of the Settlement Class who file approved claims will be calculated on a pro rata basis, which means that it will depend on the total number of approved claims. If the number of approved claims results in a payment amount of less than $10, LinkedIn will pay an additional amount up to $750,000 into the fund. If the pro rata amount is so small that it cannot be distributed in a way that is economically feasible, payments will be made, instead, to Cy Pres Recipients selected by the Parties and approved by the Court. No one knows in advance whether or in what amount payments will be made to claimants.

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Summary:: If you've ever received those annoying constant emails from linkedin everytime one of your friends joined the network or changed there job status? You may want to stay on top of this topic & In our opinion, that may be the main reason why you received an email from legalnotice@linkedin.com and why they're being sued once again. Lucky for us, we may be on the receiving end.

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