Class Action Spotlight (Week Ending August 5, 2022)

Financial Recovery Strategies keeps up to date on the latest in class action developments.  Here is a recap of some of the latest key developments.

T-Mobile agrees to $350 million settlement over its massive 2021 data breach

T-Mobile has agreed to pay $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from the 2021 hack that it says exposed around 76.6 million US residents’ data. According to the proposed agreement filled on Friday, which you can read in full below, T-Mobile will put $350 million into a settlement fund to go to lawyers, fees, and, of course, to people who file claims. It’ll also be obligated to spend $150 million on “data security and related technology” during 2022 and 2023, in addition to what it had already budgeted for. (Read full article)

Wawa settlement to pay NJ $2.5M for credit-card data breach. Here’s what consumers will get

Convenience store giant Wawa will pay New Jersey $2.5 million as part of a multistate settlement following a 2019 data breach in which hackers stole financial information from millions of customers, the state Attorney General’s Office announced. Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia are also sharing in the $8 million settlement. Pennsylvania will also receive about $2.5 million from Wawa, which operates almost 1,000 stores along the East Coast. (Read full article)

Dental Care Alliance Settles Breach Lawsuit for $3 Million

A support services contractor for dental practices is set to pay out $3 million to settle a putative class action launched over a 2020 cyberattack that affected more than 1.2 million of the practices’ patients and employees. The settlement is set for final approval by a Georgia state judge on Sept. 1. Under the proposed agreement, which already gained preliminary approval, Sarasota, Florida-based Dental Care Alliance LLC will pay individuals who submit valid reimbursement claims for losses tied to the breach. (Read full article)

Class-action suit filed against Equifax after millions of scores were affected by glitch

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax following a report that millions of credit scores were affected by a technical glitch in the credit bureau’s reporting system.  (Read full article)

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