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If You Used LinkedIn Between 2011 And Last Year, They May Owe You Up To $1,500

The social network for professional connections just settled a class action lawsuit for $13 million.

Of course, the company sent an email to announce it.

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The "Add Connections" service let users import connections to the site through their email, and LinkedIn would then send the connections invitations.

But if the person did not respond to the invitation, LinkedIn took advantage of the access to people's contact lists to send two follow-up emails to remind the person of the pending invite. The court found that this action was done without the users' consent.

LinkedIn denied any wrongdoing, but settled the suit.

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