eBay has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $6.4 million while still not admitting fault. The class action that it is settling stated that it charged sellers with listing fees that were not included in the disclosures. If you have used “Good Til Cancelled” listings on eBay and were charged these disputed fees, then you may be entitled to a portion of the eBay settlement.
The lawsuit alleged that the Good Til Cancelled policies did not properly explain the Insertion Fees and Optional Feature Fees. These fees were then charged on a recurring basis for 30 days without the user knowing or understanding the fee. Those involved in the lawsuit argue that they should have only been charged once for the listing—just at the time of the initial listing.
The settlement in this case was preliminarily approved on Jan. 29, 2015. An estimated 1.2 million sellers are eligible class members in this settlement. The class period for Stores Listings is March 30, 2010 to June 19, 2012. For Core listings and Motor listings, the class period is September 16, 2008 to June 19, 2012. If you were charged the disputed fees during that time, then you could be eligible for a portion of the settlement. It is unclear at this time how much each class member could be awarded.
For more information, contact a knowledgeable class action attorney. He or she can walk you through this process. You can also visit this website. If you think you have been a victim of unfair selling practices, like those in this eBay case, contact Aiman-Smith & Marcy at 510-817-2711 for a free case evaluation.