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SiriusXM Pays $96 Million Settlement for Class Action Lawsuit

SiriusXM Class Action Settlement

A class action lawsuit filed against SiriusXM has been resolved with a $96 million settlement. This deal from SiriusXM entitles subscribers to claim up to $100 in cash. Furthermore, in this class action lawsuit, SiriusXM was accused of falsely advertising the service.

The eligible class members of the settlement include the consumers who bought “Lifetime Plan” or “Lifetime Subscription” services from SiriusXM.

Last 2016 and 2018, the company has faced a series of class action lawsuits due to false advertising.

Have you subscribed to SiriusXM because of their false advertising? Let us know about your experience. 

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According to the plaintiffs, they bought SiriusXM lifetime subscriptions and paid between $350 and $755. The terms of the plans state that subscribers are allowed to activate SiriusXM on up to four devices. Subscribers can enjoy the radio streaming service for a $75 fee.

However, plaintiffs said that the lifetime subscriptions were good for an actual “lifetime.” Unfortunately, they discovered that the lifetime is only applicable to the device the customer first used to set up the streaming service. Moreover, they also weren’t informed that the transfers of the service were limited.

The class action alleged that SiriusXM tricked consumers into paying for lifetime plans even though consumers were only to enjoy the plan until the lifetime of the device. Thus, they said that the streaming services are a violation of California consumer protection laws, breach of contract, and fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation.

Despite the allegations, SiriusXM didn’t admit to any wrongdoing. They also claimed that lifetime subscriptions are only applied to the subscriber’s radio and not their own lifetime. Last June 2020, the company agreed to settle the SiriusXM lifetime subscription class action lawsuit by paying $96 million.

“Sirius XM has concluded, despite its belief that it is not liable for the claims asserted in the Cases and that it has defenses thereto, as well as meritorious positions in compelling arbitration in the Cases, that it is in Sirius XM’s best interests to enter into this Settlement Agreement to avoid further expense and burden, along with the distraction and uncertainty, of continuing protracted litigation, and thereby to resolve this controversy,” the settlement agreement says.

Who’s Eligible?

The eligible Class Members in this settlement are those who have active subscription plans that were authorized to receive SiriusXM service as of June 5, 2020, and continue to receive service. Meanwhile, inactive subscriptions are those that were no longer authorized to receive service as of June 5, 2020.

For Class Members with active subscriptions, they are allowed to transfer their service to an unlimited number of SiriusXM enabled devices for a reduced fee of $35 per transfer.

Meanwhile, Class Members with inactive subscriptions may choose between two options. First, they can reactivate their subscription using a different satellite radio that they first used to activate the service. They will also be paying the transfer fees at a reduced price. Meanwhile, their second option is they can claim $100 in cash and have their inactive lifetime subscriptions to be permanently canceled.

Furthermore, Class Members with an active subscription will be automatically included in the settlement. 

On the other hand, class members with inactive subscriptions are asked to submit a claim form by Jan 12, 2021, to be eligible.

For Class Members who want to opt-out or object to the class action settlement, they still have until November 30, 2020, to take any action. The final hearing for this settlement is set on January 25, 2021.

Editor’s note on the SiriusXM Class Action Settlement:

This article accentuates the current development of the SiriusXM Class Action Lawsuit Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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