UA class action lawsuit has been filed out of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California claiming that Symantec wrongly charged certain customers for automatic renewal of a prior Norton software subscription after they bought another Norton software product. The case is entitled Marolda v. Symantec Corp and eligible class members may receive a $10 refund or a free subscription to Norton Services. The court will hold a settlement hearing on April 4, 2013 to decide among other things if the settlement is fair and adequate. Class members in the Norton Settlement are defined as anyone who upgraded or renewed a Norton antivirus software or product since October 1, 2005 until May 23, 2012. Class members will have until May 6, 2013 to file a claim form. Any claims received after that date will be voided. The software or products include: Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Systemworks. A class member has until February 26, 2013 to object or exclude themselves from the setttlement.
A claim form can be filed online or by mail. NortonSettlement.com allows a class member to file the claim online or print the claim form. It is recommended that class members file claims online as it is more reliable than mail. If you decide to file you claim by mail please send it to: Norton Settlement, P.O. Box 4349,Portland, OR 97208-4349. The class will be represented by the The Law Offices of Thomas M. Mullaney who are located at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 3700 New York, NY 10016. The defendants are represented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Thomas Mullaney is recommending a $1.7 million settlement offer to include attorney fees. If you would like to exclude yourself from the Norton Settlement you must do so by mail. A class member will not be able to exclude themselves by phone, by email, or at the class administrators web portal.
The Norton Antivirus Software Class Action Settlement is Case Number 08-5701. Contact information as follows: 1-877-853-3045, email info@NortonSettlement.com or write a letter to Norton Upgrade Settlement, P.O. Box 4349, Portland, OR 97208. Good luck in getting your settlement.