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That Facebook Legal Notice E-Mail Is the Real Deal
That Facebook Legal Notice E-Mail Is the Real Deal

By Sue Robbins
January 27, 2013 10:54AM

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We have included below the full text of the e-mail Facebook sent to potential claimants to help those who received the e-mail determine if it's legitimate and also for those who may have deleted it, thinking it was part of a scam. If you received this Facebook e-mail, do you plan to file a claim hoping to get your $10? Or, will you just opt to do nothing?
 



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SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM: This is the only way to be eligible to receive a payment, if the Court orders payment to Class Members. [Deadline: May 2, 2013]

EXCLUDE YOURSELF: This is the only option that allows you to retain the ability to file your own lawsuit about the legal claims in this case. [Deadline: May 2, 2013]

OBJECT: Write to the Court about why you object to (i.e., don't like) the Settlement and think it shouldn't be approved. [Deadline: May 2, 2013]

GO TO THE "FAIRNESS HEARING": The Court will hold a "Fairness Hearing" to consider the Settlement, the request for attorneys' fees and expenses of the lawyers who brought the Action ("Class Counsel"), and the class representatives' request for service awards for bringing the Action. [Hearing Date: June 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.]

You may, but are not required to, speak at the Fairness Hearing about any Objection you filed. If you intend to speak at the Fairness Hearing, you must follow the procedures stated on the Settlement website to notify the Court and parties of your intent when you serve your Objection. [No deadline]

DO NOTHING: You will not receive a payment, even if the Court orders payment to Class Members. You will also be giving up your right to bring your own lawsuit related to the claims in the Action. You may be eligible to receive the non-monetary benefits of the Settlement, if the Settlement is finally approved.

Your Class Member Number: 792xxxxxxxxx

To Parents and Guardians of Children on Facebook: The Settlement also involves the claims of minors featured in Sponsored Stories on Facebook. Please see the Settlement website for more information.

More information? For more information about the Settlement and how to take the actions described above, please visit www.fraleyfacebooksettlement.com (if clicking on the link does not work, copy and paste the website address into a web browser) or write to the Settlement Administrator at Fraley v. Facebook, Inc., Settlement, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 35009, Seattle, WA 98124-1009, or GCG@fraleyfacebooksettlement.com. You may also contact Class Counsel, Robert S. Arns of the Arns Law Firm, by calling 1-888-214-5125 or by e-mailing fb.settlement@arnslaw.com.

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Posted: 2013-01-28 @ 11:02am PT
@Bob in Westfield: This is the text from the real email from Facebook and we have independently confirmed with Facebook that it is legitimate.

n:

Posted: 2013-01-28 @ 6:47am PT
i am filing

Bob,Westfield Massachuset:

Posted: 2013-01-28 @ 5:14am PT
Is this some kind of Scam or the Real Email from Facebook?

Pete W:

Posted: 2013-01-27 @ 11:30am PT
I'm tempted to EXCLUDE myself from the class action and file my own action. My face was one of the ones used without permission and it just wasn't right.

Rochelle P.:

Posted: 2013-01-27 @ 11:27am PT
I agree with 2-Cent Sally: Facebook needs to be held accountable for this and other lax privacy policies that take advantage of our information and use it in ways we don't like. Will I submit a claim form? YES, absolutely and I think EVERYONE should. It's not about getting our $10... it's about sending a message to Facebook!!!!

2-Cent Sally:

Posted: 2013-01-27 @ 11:24am PT
I'm in the 'do nothing' category. I just don't think it's worth my time. BUT... I'm happy to see Facebook being slapped with a major penalty for using people's head shots without their permission. It's not only unfair to the people's whose pictures were used for advertising, it's unfair to their friends who saw the ads thinking their friends were intentionally endorsing products, when all they did was hit a Like button. Yes, if you Like something you Like it... that doesn't necessarily mean you want your face plastered all over your friends' pages as an AD for that company or service. I think was a very deceptive practice and Facebook needs to be held accountable.



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