Welcome to the Steven Keenholtz, M.D. and Dorothy Guillicksen v. GateHouse Media, LLC, et al. Settlement website.
This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminary approved in a lawsuit entitled Steven Keenholtz, M.D. and Dorothy Guillicksen, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. GateHouse Media, LLC, et al., Case No. 1777-CV-00184 ("Action"), pending in the Massachusetts Superior Court.
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
The Action alleges that GHM violated Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93A, § 9 and 940 C.M.R. §§ 3.02(3)-(4), 3.04, 3.05, 3.13(1)(a), and 3.16(2) by allegedly not adequately disclosing surcharges associated with "premium edition" publications, including Lens magazine, that are published periodically by GHM ("Premium Editions"). GHM denies any wrongdoing and any liability whatsoever, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any liability. The parties, however, have reached a proposed settlement ("Settlement") of the Action and have determined that the Settlement is in the best interests of the parties and the Class.
THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
The class is identified as all persons who, between April 1, 2014 and March 21, 2017 ("Class Period"), resided in Massachusetts, purchased a subscription from GHM for a GHM publication, received one or more Premium Editions, were assessed an additional amount for the Premium Editions, and, rather than be billed for the additional amount, had the length of their subscription adjusted such that the expiration of their subscription was accelerated based on the surcharge amount of the Premium Editions published during the Class Period ("Class" and "Class Member").