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Newsvine Class Action

About this Case

A blogger who alleges she was deprived of earnings from her online content filed this class action lawsuit 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 blogger 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.

Case Status

This case settled in February 2015. All eligible claimants have been issued checks.

Case Contact Information

Case Documents

Court Notice of Class Action Settlement

Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class action Settlement

Settlement Agreement

Class Action Complaint

Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

Class Counsel

  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
    • Toby Marshall
    • Erika Nusser
  • Schroeter Goldmark Bender
    • Adam Berger
  • Kurzon, LLP
    • Jeffrey M. Kurzon