|ABOUT.COM GUIDE CONTRACT LITIGATION|
Levinson v. Primedia, United States District Court, Southern District of New York – This case involved Internet Guides who were responsible for maintaining websites and communities in the About.com system of websites. In exchange for doing so they were to receive a specified percentage of the advertising revenue generated by the websites they Guided for About.com. It was alleged defendants failed to pay the promised share of advertising revenue to the Guides.
|COURT RULES ON MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT|
In August of 2007 the Court ruled on Plaintiffs' and Defendants' motions for summary judgment. The court granted summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs on certain issues involving how each Guide’s share of advertising revenue should have been calculated.
In January of 2008 Plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification. The court certified the class in April of 2009
|MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT|
In July of 2009 Plaintiffs submitted a motion for partial summary judgment for $1,531,983 for claims covering the year 2000 only.
In September of 2010 the Defendants agreed to a settlement payment of $5,750,000 to settle the claims of over one thousand Internet Guides. The settlement was approved by the court in October of 2010.
|Case Documents||Online Forms|
About.com That Labor Lawsuit ...
Levinson et al v Primedia et al - Guide Lawsuit Against Primedia Inc.doc
|Court's ruling on Plaintiff and Defendant Summary Judgment motions|
84-Memorandum & Opinion.pdf
|Motion for Class Certification|
96-Motion to Certify Class.pdf
|Order Certifying Class|
115-Order Certifiying Class.pdf