The Court approved the Settlement on April 18, 2012, and has entered Judgment in this case. The Court also entered an Order Awarding Attorneysâ€™ Fees and Costs and Class Representative Incentive Award. To review the Final Approval Order, Judgment, and Fee Order please visit the Court Documents page of this website.
Your free enrollment in the Legal Advantage Plus or Business Advantage Pro program or payment will be made after any appeals are resolved. If there are appeals filed, resolving them can take time, perhaps more than a year. Please be patient. For additional updates on the status, please visit this website or call toll free 1-888-928-8088.
Please remember to notify the Settlement Administrator, in writing, of all changes to your mailing and e-mail addresses. Address changes cannot be made by telephone.
Overview Of The Settlement
A settlement has been finally approved in a class action lawsuit, Webster v. LegalZoom.com, Inc. Case No. BC438637 (â€ślawsuitâ€ť), in the Superior Court of the State of California for The County of Los Angeles (â€śCourtâ€ť). The lawsuit claims that LegalZoom.com (â€śLegalZoomâ€ť) made misleading advertising statements and over-promised the services that LegalZoom would provide. It also claims that LegalZoom failed to comply with the California Legal Document Assistant Act. LegalZoom continues to deny it did anything wrong. THERE ARE NO CLAIMS OR ASSERTIONS IN THIS CASE ABOUT THE VALIDITY OF ANY LEGALZOOM DOCUMENT OR SERVICE.
Am I a Class Member?
You are Class Member if you purchased a legal document or legal document assistant service from LegalZoom from 9/15/2005 through 6/16/2011.
What Does the Settlement Provide?
You may be eligible to receive 60 days of free enrollment in LegalZoomâ€™s Legal Advantage Plus or Business Advantage Pro program (the â€śProgramsâ€ť). These Programs include the opportunity to consult by telephone with an attorney in your state for free on matters of your choosing (including the document you prepared using LegalZoom) plus other benefits. These programs are described in detail in the full Settlement Notice. Instead of free enrollment in the Programs, Class Members who previously requested, but did not receive, a refund from LegalZoom may be eligible to claim up to $100. You must have submitted a valid claim. This is only a brief summary of the benefits. For complete details, and information on submitting a claim, please see the complete Notice.
What are my rights and options in this Settlement?
Stay in and submit a claim. In order to receive the economic benefits, you must have stayed in the Class in this lawsuit and submitted a valid claim form online by May 15, 2012. By staying in the Class, you will not be able to sue or be part of any other lawsuit against LegalZoom about the legal issues in this case. You will be bound by the Courtâ€™s decisions.
Exclude yourself. You could keep your right to sue LegalZoom on your own, by sending a written request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator so that it was received by March 1, 2012. If you did not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and give up your rights to sue regarding the Settled Claims.
Comment. The deadline to write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Settlement was March 1, 2012. You must have remained in the class to comment in support of or in opposition to the Settlement. For complete details, please see the complete Notice.
Do Nothing. You will get no economic benefits and give up rights to sue.