Newspaper Double-Billing

Perhaps the most important and loyal readers of a newspaper are those who actually pay for a subscription, and they deserve to be treated fairly. But many subscribers to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are being billed for overlapping days in back-to-back bills, meaning they are double-billed for these days.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch bills subscribers based on particular date ranges, or "terms" as it calls them. For example, a subscriber may receive a bill stating that $66.00 is due for the term of September 1 - October 31, 2019. But in many instances, the next bill that the subscriber receives covers certain dates in its term that were already included in the previous term. Under the above example, the subscriber's next bill may be for October 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019.

The effect on the subscriber in the above example is that he or she pays twice for October 25, 2019 - October 31, 2019. This practice is unfair and deceptive.

The Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, LLC has brought a lawsuit against the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over this practice. Click on this link to see the Amended Complaint that we filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Goldsmith v. Lee Enterprises et al. If you are a subscriber to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and believe that you have been billed for overlapping dates in consecutive bills, please contact us. There is no charge or obligation for discussing these issues, reviewing your information, or answering your questions.