The Columbia House, Book of the Month Club, and the Doubleday Book Club are in a class action lawsuit fight claiming they scammed customers by offering members one time membership deals that resulted in charging the customer inflated prices and harsh penalties. This is not the kind of membership deal that the customers expected. “Unbeknownst to many consumers, Defendants require that members purchase multiple books and/or movies at inflated ‘regular’ club prices in the year following registration. Additionally, unbeknownst to consumers, Defendants also impose penalty fees on members who fail to fulfill these purchase requirements for each of the Clubs.” This case is in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court, Southern District of California and is entitled Martha Cornett v. Direct Brands, Inc. and Bookspan.
The Direct Brands and Bookspan Membership lawsuit class is defined as anyone who who enrolled in Defendants’ Clubs online.
More details about the lawsuit can be found here.