Class action lawsuit.. should I tell my ex?

posted 5 months ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Isn’t he able to find out about the class action through the same channels you are? I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 3
2950 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016


Leave it.

Post # 5
3330 posts
Sugar bee

Imagine seeing a FB message from an old girlfriend–about a vibrator–pop up on your BF’s phone…

Leave it. If you actually receive any money you can decide then whether or not you want to share it. 

Post # 7
991 posts
Busy bee

jldavivc :  Hell hath no fury if my DH’s ex messaged him about a shared vibrator YEARS later. Don’t, just don’t.

Post # 9
1223 posts
Bumble bee


Don’t get too excited (lol) about 10K:

“The settlement entitles any person who purchased the vibrator to claim up to CAD$199, while anyone who actually connected the device to the app could receive up to CAD$10,000.

However it is expected that purchasers of the device will receive around $40, while others who also used the app will receive around $500.”

Still free money though!

Post # 12
1630 posts
Bumble bee

I would just leave it.  If they are basing it off of who purchased and properly registered the product in their name, then you’d be the only one entitled to the money and then if you get any you can decide whether or not to share it.  If they are basing it off of who had the app installed, then they should have a database of that information and will likely send him an email at whatever email address he used when he downloaded the app and signed into it.  So unless he has completely abandoned that email address, it seems pretty likely he’ll get notified of it.  They usually send several rounds of emails.  Also, a quick google search for the product lists three articles about the lawsuit from credible sources.  Not that he would be specifically searching on the product name, but just saying that if the dude reads any type of news (NPR, New York Times, etc. )and recognized this was an app he used, he’ll figure it out. 

It also seems, from reading the class-action lawsuit, that there are two groups of users and settlements to be had – those who actually bought the product (you as the registered owner) and those who used the app.  So odds are good he’ll get his own separate notification and the settlement amounts may be different.

Post # 13
2941 posts
Sugar bee

Sheeeeeit. File and keep that money. They have YOUR name and address. The breach was your data, not his. 

Post # 14
7871 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

leilarobs2 :  Actually it appears that anyone who downloaded the app had their privacy breached, and so he may be able to claim separately.

However, OP, that is not your problem. Presumably the company has his details (if his privacy has been breached) and can contact him. It’s not your responsibility. 

Post # 15
700 posts
Busy bee

Nope. I wouldn’t tell him. It’s registered in your name, not his. 

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