According to the Daily Dot, the court found that users did not consent to the additional reminder emails sent after the original connection requests. As a result, LinkedIn users with accounts between September 2011 and October 2014 are likely qualify for a payout. Unfortunately for those bombarded with the emails and didn’t sign up, they are ineligible.
The lawsuit won’t be the end of those "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn" emails. The social media site will warn users of follow-up emails and continue to send them. The site released a statement to Business Insider to further explain the settlement:
The settlement hasn’t been approved by the court yet, but users can find more information about the lawsuit on a website set up by the company. Individuals who want to file a claim must do so by December 14.