“Judge Refuses to Approve $92M TikTok Privacy Class Action Settlement”

“Judge Refuses to Approve $92M TikTok Privacy Class Action Settlement”

March 2, 2021

A federal judge on Tuesday declined to approve a $92 million class action settlement with TikTok Inc., raising several questions about the predicted claims rate and proposed notice plan. At a preliminary approval hearing, U.S. District Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois wanted more information as to why class members would not receive notice of the settlement through TikTok’s own app, which might improve the predicted claims rate of less than 2%. “It seems only natural if a settlement is supposed to benefit TikTok users, notice though the app would be a natural way to provide them notice,” said Lee.

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