June 23, 2014

Auto-Renewing Subscriptions Bring Class Actions

Companies that use automatically renewing subscription plans are coming under increasing scrutiny as a growing number of class action lawsuits is filed by consumers who claim they did not explicitly authorize the renewals.

These cases are, for the moment at least, popping up primarily in California and Oregon which have particularly stringent laws governing such agreements.

Illinois, Florida, Connecticut, Hawaii, Georgia and North Carolina all have laws restricting, to one degree or another, automatically renewing subscription contracts.

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