LinkedIn Owes You CASH.
Check your email: LinkedIn might owe you a lot of money. Actually, too many emails is exactly why the social media site is paying out $13 million to users. If you were a member of the site between September 17, 2011 and October 31, 2014 and you used the “Add Connections” feature, you might be eligible to receive up to $1,500 for putting up with that annoyance. The class-action lawsuit, Perkins v. LinkedIn, brought by users in California in 2013, argued that LinkedIn went too far when it sent multiple emails on behalf of users, without their clear knowledge. When you sign up for an account, LinkedIn offers to send a connection request to all your contacts. What it didn’t make clear, the lawsuit argued, is the two follow-up emails that were sent if your contact didn’t respond to the first email. Keep reading…
Words and photographs by Lindsey Stanberry for Refinery29.