Facebook could owe you money as part of $20 million settlement

Millions of Facebook users eligible for small share of class action settlement

Published On: Jan 28 2013 02:52:22 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 03:01:22 PM EST

If you got an email saying you’re part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, it’s not a scam.

Millions of Facebook users are eligible for a small share of a class action settlement against the company.

The lawsuit stems from Facebook’s placing of users in a “sponsored story” ad based on things they had “liked.”

Things users “like” were often taken out of context.

Facebook settled the case for $20 million.

Any user who got the email, which came from legalnotice@facebookmail.com, can follow the instructions to file a claim. The highest potential payout is $10.

Click here on an overview of the lawsuit.

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