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Welcome from ClassAction.org! 


Thank you for your interest. We are pursuing this claim because we believe Spotify is violating consumers privacy rights by sharing their video viewing information with third parties without consumers’ consent. This, we allege, violates federal privacy laws.

Please answer the following questions to help us determine if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation:




Milberg
Congratulations! Looks like you qualify and we’d like to immediately move your claim forward. This will cost you nothing out of pocket. We get paid only if we recover an award or settlement on your behalf. Our fee is 40% of the award we recover for you. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

To move forward, please provide the following information: 








Thank you, this next step is very important. Please read carefully.

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You will be asked to electronically sign our Contingency Fee Agreement.

 

o   You pay nothing out of pocket

o   You will not be asked for any credit card information to hire our firm

o   If we win, our fee is paid from a percentage of the money we recover for you

o   If we do not win, you pay nothing

 

Spotify will likely require we provide the email address associated with your Spotify Account as part of the claim verification process. We will not be asking for your password. We will not have access to your account. We take our client's privacy very seriously, but this step is required. 


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Thank you for letting us review your potential claim.  After review of the information provided, our firm has decided to respectfully decline representation. 

 

Although we are not representing you in this matter, we appreciate the opportunity to review your case, and we wish you the best possible outcome.  Please feel free to contact us again should the need arise.  

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Re: [CLIENT NAME] v. SPOTIFY Inc.  

 

Dear [CLIENT NAME]

 

We look forward to working with you to pursue your claims or your minor child’s claims against Spotify USA Inc. (“SPOTIFY”) for violations of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) relating to SPOTIFY’s collection and disclosure of your electronic communications within SPOTIFY to third parties without your consent.  This is an agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman LLC (“MCBPG”). I, along with MCBPG attorneys who are licensed to practice law in New York, California, Illinois and other states, will be primarily responsible for your case.  Although I am only licensed to practice law in Illinois, our team at MCBPG includes attorneys licensed in New York, California, Florida and other states who will be working with me and others on your case.

 

You understand and authorize MCBPG to proceed with filing your claims as an individual arbitration, rather than in a court.[1]  Arbitration is a simplified means of pursuing legal claims, where the claim is decided by an arbitrator rather than a judge or jury and is overseen by an arbitral organization such as the American Arbitration Association.  Arbitration can be very different from a court case.  Unlike a court case, there is no jury in arbitration, and there is limited discovery.  Although we anticipate an arbitration, this agreement shall apply regardless of whether the claims are filed in arbitration, in court, or resolved by settlement prior to a filing in any forum.  While it is MCBPG’s goal to secure the maximum recovery possible for you or your minor child in connection with your claims, you authorize MCBPG to resolve and settle your claims with SPOTIFY, at a minimum, for a two-hundred-dollar ($200.00) value.  Of course, MCBPG will do its best to resolve your claims for a higher amount.  This is within the range of available statutory damages under the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710, which allows for the recovery of statutory damages of two-thousand and five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00) per violation.

 

Our firm will handle the above-referenced matter based upon a contingent fee arrangement wherein our collective fee will be forty percent (40%) of any recovery obtained in this matter, whether it be through settlement or judgment.  We reserve the right to associate any co-counsel that we deem advisable or necessary for the proper handling of your claim.  Our fee will be split among our firm and any firm(s) we associate.  This arrangement would not include any appeal that may be subsequently taken by any party.  Although atypical, there is a basis under the Video Privacy Protection Act, whereby we may be able to recover attorneys’ fees from SPOTIFY Inc. on your behalf.  Should we be successful in doing so, our fee shall be the greater of: (1) total attorneys’ fees awarded by the arbitrator or court; or (2) forty percent (40%) of the total recovery (including attorneys’ fees).   

 

During this litigation, we will incur expenses for copies, long distance telephone calls, legal research, travel, etc.  Typically, these costs are paid by the client.  However, we will advance all costs incurred by our firms, such as copies, postage, express delivery charges, legal research (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER), travel expenses, etc.  We will also incur costs that are not generated by our firm, such as the filing fees with the arbitral organization or court, costs of the experts, legal process outsourcing companies (i.e., service of process, document production, trial exhibits), and deposition costs (including transcripts).  We will be reimbursed for these costs if, and only if, we ultimately obtain a recovery.  Advanced costs are deducted from the recovery after the calculation of the contingent fee.

 

Please understand that MCBPG may at any time recommend that the case not be continued for good and sufficient reasons including, but not limited to, little or no likelihood for success on the claims’ merits, or the lack of available sums, whether they be the assets of SPOTIFY Inc. or applicable insurance coverage.  If we should make such a recommendation to discontinue, we may withdraw our representation upon due notice.  

 

Also understand that your file and any materials compiled by our firms during representation will remain the property of our firms upon conclusion of the representation.  We will cooperate fully in furnishing a copy of relevant materials from the file to any successor attorney who you may retain.  Additionally, we will maintain the file on this matter for at least six (6) years.  Should you wish to obtain any information or materials from the file, including personal items furnished to us in the handling of your case (i.e., documents, photographs), these will be returned to you by request if the request is made within six (6) years after the conclusion of the representation. 

 

Finally, we do not make any promises or guarantees regarding the outcome or conclusion of your claims.

 

If you have any questions about the foregoing, please advise. We would appreciate your returning a signed copy of this engagement letter to us for our files. 

 

We look forward to working with you on this matter.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Gary M. Klinger



[1] Spotify USA Inc. contends that, under the terms of use, all Spotify subscribers have agreed to resolve all disputes regarding Spotify via binding individual arbitration rather than proceed with claims in court.