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Blogger files class action lawsuit against Comcast subsidiary, Newsvine

May 28, 2013

Press Release | May 28, 2013

Contact: Erika L. Nusser – 206.816.6603

SEATTLE — A blogger who alleges she was deprived of earnings from her online content filed a class action lawsuit Friday in King County Superior Court against Newsvine, Inc., a Seattle-based company and part of Comcast Corporation, a media empire with holdings in cable networks and communications, broadcast television, film, and more.

Newsvine operates, a web-based news and information site where bloggers post original content or content from other sources for discussion. Until recently, Newsvine bloggers earned 90 percent of ad revenues their content generated. But just around the time Comcast was completing its acquisition of Newsvine’s parent, NBCUniversal, the plaintiff alleges Newsvine retroactively terminated the ad earnings arrangement and refused to pay bloggers the earnings they had accrued.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of lead plaintiff Kathleen Wilkes, alleges breach of contract, violation of Washington State’s Consumer Protection Act, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. boasts of more than one million users and upwards of 40 million unique visitors a month.

The law firms representing the plaintiffs are Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC and Schroeter Goldmark Bender in Seattle and Kurzon LLP in New York City.

Read the Newsvine class action complaint.

About Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

A Seattle law firm that concentrates its practice in complex civil litigation, including commercial litigation, employment law and class actions. Contact Erika L. Nusser at 206-816-6603 or log onto

About Schroeter Goldmark Bender

For more than forty years, a Seattle based firm helping workers and consumers in complex personal injury and class action litigation. Contact Adam J. Berger at 206-622-8000 or log onto

About Kurzon LLP

A New York based law firm representing businesses, entrepreneurs and creative individuals. Contact Jeff Kurzon at 212-203-8918 or log onto