Tuttle, et al. v. Audiophile Music Direct, Inc., et al.

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle -  Case No. 22-cv-01081 

If you purchased a Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab “Original Master Recording” or “Ultradisc One-Step” vinyl record (the “MoFi Records”), you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

This is a Court-authorized legal notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer. This notice affects your rights. Please read carefully.


Settlement Update (as of April 5, 2024): Information about how to access 10% Coupon Credits will be sent out to Class Members on April 5th, 2024. Additionally, individuals who requested 5% Cash Awards ONLY  will begin receiving payments on Monday April 8th, 2024. If you opted for a Return Refund, Music Direct will be sending prepaid shipping labels in mid-April.

Settlement Update (as of March 18, 2024): Settlement Payments are now schedule to begin going out on or around April 3rd, 2024. Please continue to check this website for any changes or updates.

Settlement Update (as of January 22, 2024): On December 26, 2023, the Court approved the Settlement and distributions are forthcoming. Please continue to check this website for any changes or updates.

Settlement Update (as of December 27, 2023): On December 26, 2023, the Court approved the Settlement; the Final Approval Order can be found in the Documents section on the website. Please continue to check this website, as the distribution will be forthcoming. 

Settlement Update: The Court held the Final Approval Hearing on October 30, 2023, however, no ruling has been made on the case. 

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit, Stephen J. Tuttle, et al., v. Audiophile Music Direct, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:22-cv-01081-JLR (the “Case”), involving the marketing and selling of certain of the MoFi Records between March 19, 2007 and July 27, 2022 containing a direct stream digital (“DSD”) step in the mastering chain (the “Settlement”).

This case arises from allegations that Defendants Audiophile Music Direct, Inc. (“Music Direct”) and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc. (“MoFi”) falsely marketed and promoted certain MoFi Records as produced with “analog-only” methods, without the use of any intervening digital step, when in fact they were allegedly produced using an undisclosed DSD transfer step in the mastering chain. The Plaintiffs allege that by misrepresenting the source and provenance of the MoFi Records, Defendants acted unfairly and deceptively, and breached their contractual obligations to the original retail purchasers. Music Direct and MoFi vigorously deny all allegations of wrongdoing and liability.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington authorized this notice. Before any compensation is paid, the Court must decide whether to approve the Settlement.

If you meet this definition, you are a Class Member:

All original retail consumers in the United States who, from March 19, 2007, through July 27, 2022 purchased, either directly from a Defendant or other retail merchants, new and unused Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc. (“MoFi”) vinyl recordings which were marketed by Defendants using the series labeling descriptors “Original Master Recording” and/or “Ultradisc One-Step,” that were sourced from original analog master tapes and which utilized a direct stream digital transfer step in the mastering chain, and provided that said purchasers still own said recordings (the “Applicable Records”). Excluded from the Class are persons who obtained subject Applicable Records from other sources.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Claim FormThe only way to get Settlement relief. You must submit or postmark your Claim Form by September 21, 2023.
Exclude YouselfGet no Settlement relief. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this Case. Your exclusion must be submitted or postmarked by August 22, 2023.
ObjectWrite the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. You must submit or postmark your Objection by August 22, 2023.
Go to a HearingAsk to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Final Fairness Hearing is scheuled for October 30, 2023 at 9am PST.
Do NothingBy doing nothing, you will get no payment and you give up your rights in this case.




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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than August 22, 2023
  • Objection Deadline

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023 You must mail your objection(s) so that it is postmarked no later than August 22, 2023
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than September 21, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than September 21, 2023
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Monday, October 30, 2023 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for October 30, 2023 at 9am PST. Please check this website for updates

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