On March 6, 2020, the Court entered an Order granting authorization to the Settlement Administrator to distribute settlement funds to qualifying class members. It will take approximately four to six weeks from the date of the Order for the Distribution to begin. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLASS MEMBERS
If You Have Purchased A
VIZIO Smart TV
That Was Connected To The Internet Between
February 1, 2014 and February 6, 2017,
You Could Be Eligible for a Payment From A
Class Action Settlement
To file an online claim for the In re VIZIO, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, please click the button below.
• You could receive money from a $17 million class action Settlement.
• Estimated monetary compensation is between $13 and $31 per television. You could receive more or less depending in part on how many class members submit eligible claims.
• The lawsuit alleges VIZIO violated privacy laws and consumer-protection laws by collecting sensitive information about what was displayed on certain VIZIO Smart TVs during the time period above for sale to advertisers. The lawsuit also alleges VIZIO did this without the consent or knowledge of persons who bought these TVs. VIZIO denies these allegations.
You are a member of the Class if you are:
An individual in the United States who purchased a VIZIO Smart Television for personal or household use, and not for resale, that was subsequently connected to the Internet at any time between February 1, 2014 and February 6, 2017.
Only one purchaser per Smart TV per household may qualify. Anyone who purchased more than one qualifying Smart TV may submit a claim for each TV.
If you are not sure whether you are included in the class, you can ask for free help by calling the Settlement Administrator at 877-252-4685 for more information.
The information currently contained on this website is only a summary. You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking here. Since this website presents just summary information, you should review the Notice for additional details.
Claim Filing Deadline
Objection/Notice of Appearance Deadline
Settlement Hearing Date
If you are a member of the Class, your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.
Please read the Notice carefully.
|SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS||DEADLINE|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM FOR PAYMENT||You must submit a valid claim in order to receive compensation under this Settlement. For instructions on how to submit a claim, see Question 11.||April 29, 2019|
You can exclude yourself from the Settlement by submitting a Request for Exclusion by using the Online Exclusion Request form included
with this website or by mailing a letter to the Settlement Administrator saying you want to opt out. This is the only option that allows
you to keep your legal right to sue VIZIO for claims related to this case.
If you exclude yourself, you will not be eligible to receive compensation from this Settlement.
|April 29, 2019|
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT AND/OR ATTEND A HEARING||You can write the Court about why you like or do not like the Settlement or object to Court approval, but you can’t ask the Court to order a larger settlement. You can also ask to speak to the Court at the hearing on May 31, 2019 about the fairness of the Settlement, with or without your own attorney.||April 29, 2019|
|DO NOTHING||If you take no action, you get no payment and you give up your legal right to continue to sue VIZIO for claims related to this case.||No Deadline|
What is the lawsuit about?
VIZIO is a company that makes and sells Smart Televisions. Certain individuals who purchased these TVs filed class action lawsuits. These individuals—or Plaintiffs—allege VIZIO violated privacy laws and consumer-protection laws by collecting information about what was displayed on certain VIZIO Smart TVs from February 1, 2014 to February 6, 2017, for sale to advertisers. This information is called Viewing Data.
VIZIO denies these allegations.
What does the Settlement provide?
VIZIO will pay $17,000,000 into a Settlement Fund. After deductions for attorneys’ fees, litigation costs, and other expenses, the Fund will be distributed to class members who submit valid claims.
After this lawsuit was filed, and substantially because of it, VIZIO changed its disclosures to VIZIO Smart TV consumers regarding its Viewing Data collection and sharing practices. As part of this change, VIZIO provided notice of Viewing Data collection and asked for affirmative express consent. Under this Settlement, VIZIO will make additional changes to its Viewing Data disclosures.
VIZIO will delete all Viewing Data it collected during the class period.