T.K., et al. v. Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd. et al.

Case No. 1:19-cv-07915 (N.D. Ill.)

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

UPDATE (8/30/2022)

The appeal on this case has been dismissed by the Court. Settlement payments will be disbursed in the next 2-3 weeks.

If you or your child used the Musical.ly and/or TikTok software application when under the age of 13, You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement. You may file a claim in this Settlement HERE.

There is a second settlement website located HERE. If you and/or your minor child, used the TikTok and/or Musical.ly application, You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement. You may file a claim in this matter HERE.

Important Dates

June 19, 2021 — Exclusion

June 19, 2021 — Objection

July 24, 2021 — Claim Filing Deadline

August 31, 2021 at 11:00am — Final Approval Hearing. The final approval hearing set for 8/31/2021 at 11:00 a.m. shall proceed by telephone. To participate, counsel shall call 877-402-9753 and utilize participant code 9955840. Members of the public and media may also call in to this number to observe, using the same call in number and participant code. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court. Mailed notice(gel, )

A federal court authorized the Notice. You are not being sued. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.



If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you must submit a completed Claim Form to receive a payment. If the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final and effective, and you remain in the Settlement Class, you will receive your payment by electronic means.
Deadline: July 24, 2021


You may request to be excluded from the Settlement and, if you do, you will receive no benefits from the Settlement.
Deadline: June 19, 2021


Write to the Court if you do not like the Settlement.
Deadline: June 19, 2021


Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.


You will not receive a payment if you fail to timely submit a completed Claim Form, and you will give up your right to bring your own lawsuit against Defendants about the Claims in this case.

1Capitalized terms herein have the same meanings as those defined in the Settlement Agreement.