Welcome to the website for
Landwehr v. AOL Inc.

This site provides you the convenience to view or print the settlement documents in PDF format by clicking on the links provided below.  To download a free copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please click here.

Please click here for the OFFICIAL NOTICE

Please click here for the CLAIM FORM

Please click here for the SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Please click here for the FEE MOTION PAPERS

If You Were an AOL Member Between March 1, 2006 and May 31, 2006,
You May Be Eligible for a Payment from a Class Action Settlement

Even if you do nothing, your legal rights may be affected by a class action lawsuit pending in this court. Read this Notice carefully.
  • A Settlement has been reached with AOL Inc. (“AOL”) in a class action lawsuit about certain users’ search query data that were made available for download from the Internet in 2006. AOL said that the data was anonymous. The lawsuit, however, claims that some users’ identities could be determined from the search data and that AOL violated certain privacy and consumer protection laws.
  • AOL denies it did anything wrong and the Settlement does not prove that AOL did anything wrong.
  • The Settlement provides payments for anyone who: (a) had an AOL account between March 1, 2006 and May 31, 2006, and (b) believes in good faith that their search data may have been made public.

The only way you may get a payment.
Get no payment. The only option that allows you to independently   sue AOL over the claims resolved by this Settlement.
Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.
Get no payment. Give up rights.
To be eligible for a Settlement payment from the AOL Search Data Settlement, you need to fill out and return this Claim Form by August 2, 2013.  You must submit your claim form to the claims administrator at: P.O. Box 65771, Sterling, VA 20165-8806 or You must provide complete and accurate information and submit your claim on time or you will not be eligible to receive a payment. If you file more than one claim, your claims will be rejected. AOL may review any claims submitted to determine if the information you provide is consistent with its records.

Deadline to: Submit a Claim Form
Postmarked by:  August 2, 2013
Deadline to: Exclude Yourself
Postmarked by:  May 3, 2013
Deadline to: Object to the Settlement
Filed and Received by:  May 3, 2013
Deadline to: Appear in the Litigation
Filed and Received by:  May 3, 2013

If you need to have a claim form mailed to you, you can call toll-free 1-855-575-0127 with your request.  Please leave a clear message with your name and mailing address.