Class Action Settlement Notice
If you bought McAfee or Intel Security software between January 10, 2010 and February 10, 2015, you may be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement.
You must file a Cash Election Form to receive a cash payment.
To file a Cash Election Form, click here.
Read this notice carefully, as it affects your rights.
For more information, visit www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com or call 1-844-343-1478
WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT? Two consumers filed class action lawsuits saying that McAfee engaged in certain unfair practices about auto-renewal charges and the advertising of discounts and reference prices. McAfee denies that it did anything wrong. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
WHO IS INCLUDED? You are in the “Auto-Renewal Class” if you are in the United States and you: (1) were charged by McAfee for the auto-renewal of any McAfee or Intel Security software from January 10, 2010 to February 10, 2015; (2) your first auto-renewal charge was at a higher price than the price you paid McAfee for your initial software subscription; and (3) that auto-renewal charge was not fully refunded to you by McAfee or fully credited to you on your credit or debit card.
You are in the “Reference Price Class” if you are in the United States and: (1) you purchased from McAfee or manually renewed through McAfee a subscription for any McAfee or Intel Security software from January 10, 2010 to February 10, 2015, and (2) you paid a discounted price for that purchase or manual renewal.
If you received this notice, you have been identified as being in the Auto-Renewal Class, based on McAfee’s records.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE? McAfee has agreed to provide an $11.50 settlement benefit to all class members in the Auto-Renewal Class. You can elect to receive the $11.50 settlement benefit as cash, but only if you file a Cash Election Form by no later than December 23, 2016. Eligible class members who don’t file a Cash Election Form will instead receive an $11.50 McAfee value certificate good towards the purchase of McAfee or Intel Security consumer products. In addition, McAfee has agreed to implement certain practice changes concerning auto-renewal transactions and pricing advertisements. For more information, visit www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com.
HOW DO I RECEIVE A CASH PAYMENT? You must file a Cash Election Form to receive a cash payment. There are two ways to file a Cash Election Form: (1) File online, at www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com; or (2) Print a Cash Election Form, available at www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com, fill it out, and mail it (with postage) to the address listed on the Cash Election Form. Cash Election Forms must be filed online or postmarked by December 23, 2016. If you file online, you can choose to receive the cash payment as a check or as a direct credit to your PayPal account. For Cash Election Forms filed by mail, cash payments will be made by check. Only eligible class members will receive payments.
YOUR OTHER OPTIONS. If you don’t want to receive a cash payment or other settlement benefits and don’t want to be bound by the settlement and any judgment in this case, you must send a written request to exclude yourself from one or both classes, postmarked no later than November 28, 2016. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive benefits from the settlement. If you don’t exclude yourself, you will give up the right to sue McAfee and related entities about any of the issues related to this case. If you don’t exclude yourself, you may object to the settlement or to the request for fees and costs by Class Counsel. The detailed class notice, available at www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com, explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing in the case (Williamson v. McAfee, Inc., Case No. 14 cv 158 EJD; Kirby v. McAfee, Inc., Case No. 14 cv 2475 EJD) on January 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., to consider whether to approve: (1) the settlement; (2) attorneys’ fees and costs of up to $2,400,000 for Class Counsel, to be paid by McAfee in addition to the benefits provided to class members; and (3) service awards of $1,250 each for the two class representatives in this case. You may appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. The Court has appointed attorneys (called “Class Counsel”) to represent the class members. These attorneys are listed in the detailed class notice. You may hire your own attorney to appear for you, but if you do so, it will be at your own expense.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? For more information, visit
www.McAfeeWilliamsonSettlement.com or call