linkedin is sending $20 check to it users,why?

if a friend of yours or even you, finds a check from linkedin of  $20.43 sitting in your mailbox,there's actually a good pretty reason for it. 
Linkedin has been sending checks of $20.43 to their users, courtesy  the checks are part of a$13 million settlement that the company reached in 2015 with plaintiffs over the "annoying emails that was  sent to the users.  
LinkedIn's Add Connections program allowed users to import their personal contacts into the company's system and then have invitations to connect sent out on their behalf. However, if a recipient of the invitation email didn't accept the invitation within a certain amount of time, LinkedIn would then send two follow up emails repeating the invitation.
The key to the lawsuit, though, was in the user's consent. From the official settlement website
The Court found that members consented to importing their contacts and sending the connection invitation, but did not find that members consented to LinkedIn sending the two reminder emails. The Plaintiffs contend that LinkedIn members did not consent to the use of their names and likenesses in those reminder emails. 
After the lawsuit was settled, LinkedIn made the promise to make their email system a bit less terrible, promising limits on the frequency and volume of email notifications. 
But here's the catch, you will only get part of this settlement only if you claimed eligibility on the websites before December 14, 2015. i better start checking my spam emails folders to identify other companies to sue .
Still, if you did submit your eligibility by that deadline, congratulations, you're getting $20 for being annoyed by spammy emails. The next round of Starbucks is on you. 

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