COURT APPROVES SETTLEMENT FOR BLESSING V SIRIUS XM RADIO CLASS ACTION SUIT.
On August 25th, 2011, the Court presiding over the lawsuit, Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., approved a class action settlement. The settlement will become final after any appeals are complete. To find out when the settlement has become final, you can visit www.satelliteradiosuit.com. As part of the settlement, customers who terminated their Sirius XM service at any time between July 29, 2009 and July 14, 2011, and who are no longer active customers, can elect to receive 30 free days of Sirius XM service via Internet or satellite radio without paying any reconnection fee. To determine eligibility for or redeem this benefit after the settlement has become final, call 866-577-7474.
Sirius XM has also agreed as part of the settlement to keep prices at or below current rates through December 31, 2011 for multi-radio subscriptions, Internet streaming, and "premier" and "premier family friendly" packages, and the U.S. Music Royalty Fee. Customers who are scheduled to renew their plans before December 31, 2011 do not need to do anything to claim this benefit. Their plans will automatically renew at current prices. Current customers who are not scheduled to renew their plans until after December 31, 2011 and who want to restart their long term plan before December 31, 2011 at current rates should also call 866-577-7474.
For more information about the history of the lawsuit and terms of the settlement, you can visit www.satelliteradiosuit.com.