Settlement Information

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Shutterfly, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Shutterfly”), which claims that Shutterfly violated Illinois law by collecting and storing biometric data of individuals in Illinois who appear in photos maintained on Shutterfly without proper notice and consent. Shutterfly denies it violated any law.

Class Members who file valid claims will be eligible to receive a pro rata portion of the $6,750,000 Settlement Fund. The actual cash amount an individual will receive will depend on the number of valid claims and deductions for Court-approved notice and settlement administration expenses, attorneys’ fees, litigation costs and expenses, and service awards to the Class Representatives.

Who Is a Class Member?

You are a Class Member and are affected by this Settlement if you are an Illinois resident and appear in a photograph maintained on Shutterfly at any time between June 11, 2014 and Final Approval.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim Form

by September 14, 2021

The only way to get a payment. If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Shutterfly or any Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the claims made in this case and released by the Settlement. You must submit a Claim Form by September 14, 2021.

Exclude Yourself From This Settlement

by August 16, 2021

You may exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do so, you will not receive any payment, but you will keep any rights to pursue your own lawsuit against Shutterfly or any Released Parties for the claims made in this case and released by this Settlement.
To exclude yourself, you must submit a request to be excluded by August 16, 2021.

Object To Or Comment on the Settlement

by August 16, 2021

You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you do not think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement.
In either case, you will give up the right to sue Shutterfly or any Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the claims made in this case and released by the Settlement.
If you choose to object, you must do so by August 16, 2021.

Go to the “Final Approval” Hearing

September 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

You may attend the Final Approval Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. This hearing may be held remotely at the Court’s discretion. If you wish to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment, or you may appear at the Final Approval Hearing and request that the Court allow you to speak. You are not required to attend the Final Approval Hearing.

Do Nothing

no deadline

You will not receive a payment, and you will give up the right to sue Shutterfly or any Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the claims made in this case and released by the Settlement

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

September 14, 2021

Exclusion Deadline

August 16, 2021

Objection Deadline

August 16, 2021

Final Approval Hearing

September 8, 2021