FloSports is the parent company of FloGrappling among several other sports streaming services and they have just reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against them. The case was initially brought against them on August 29th, 2022 and has been ongoing since then with little activity in court. Recently the case has come to a conclusion though, as the parties have managed to reach a settlement that will result in many subscribers receiving payment. It’s unclear yet what effect, if any, this will have on the future of FloSports programming either in general or more specifically as FloGrappling.
The court has now authorized a notice of settlement, and it explains the conclusion as follows:
“A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against FloSports, Inc. Plaintiffs Lucas Young, Daniel O’Malley, and Charles Buckingham (collectively, the “Class Representatives”) allege that they were enrolled in automatically renewing subscriptions for FloSports’ content without adequate disclosures and notice regarding renewal charges and cancellation terms. FloSports claims its subscription renewal practices complied with all applicable laws and regulations and that it fairly disclosed all terms associated with its subscriptions. Thus, FloSports denies all allegations of wrongdoing, and the Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.”
It’s unclear exactly how many subscribers will be entitled to payment from the settlement in the class action lawsuit against FloSports, but it covers quite a wide time period according to the court-authorized notice. Subscribers will be included within the class action lawsuit if they took out an automatically renewing subscription between August 29th, 2018 and June 15th, 2023. Additionally, they will need to have used a billing address located in California, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida, Illinois, Washington D.C., North Dakota, Virginia, Hawaii, or Vermont and will have to have paid a fee in connection with the subscription.