Data breaches have become an ever-present fact of American life. Through negligent leaks and ransomware attacks, online criminals can gain access to personal identifying information, such as names, Social Security numbers (SSNs), medical treatment details, and credit card numbers. Once in the hands of criminals, this information can be used to run up debts in victims’ names, steal from bank accounts, or order fake medical procedures.
Large companies often collect more data than they actually need, hold it for too long, and fail to provide enough security. When they do, class action attorneys can secure compensation to data breach victims for time lost and losses incurred, and can push companies to adopt better, stronger data protection. The attorneys at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience with data security litigation. Contact us for a free evaluation.
Lopez v. The Urology Center of Colorado, Case No. 2022-cv-30037 (D. Colo.). Migliaccio & Rathod filed suit on behalf of patients against the Urology Center of Colorado, for not protecting patient data. The court granted final approval of a nationwide settlement covering 137,000 patients, which provided reimbursement for damages, including lost time, and two years of credit monitoring and identity protection.
In RE: Central Indiana Orthopedics Data Incident Litigation., 18C03-2203-PL-000026 (DE Circuit Court 3). Migliaccio & Rathod represented plaintiffs in this case where the court granted final approval of a $635,000 settlement fund for over 83,000 patients affected by a cyberattack. Through the attack, hackers gained access to private health information that included, among other things, names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and medical numbers. The settlement provided compensation for out-of-pocket losses and lost time, as well as providing three years of credit monitoring services. It additionally held CIO to implement and maintain a variety of enhanced data security measures.
McHenry v. Advent Health Partners, Inc., 3:22-cv-00287 (M.D. Tenn.). The court granted final approval of a nationwide settlement for over 60,000 patients impacted by a cyberattack and appointed Migliaccio & Rathod LLP as settlement class counsel, along with one other firm. The settlement provided reimbursement for damages, including lost time, and three years of credit monitoring. It also memorialized enhancements made to the defendant’s cybersecurity practices.
Carmack v. Snap-On Inc., Case No. 2:22cv695 (E.D Wis). Migliaccio & Rathod LLP filed suit against American automotive tools manufacturer, Snap-on, Inc. (“Snap-on”), for failing to safeguard sensitive associate and franchisee data in a ransomware data breach that occurred from March 2022. Recently, we have reached a settlement in this case and the court has granted preliminary approval. The Settlement establishes a $400,000 fund to repay Settlement Class Members for their lost time and out-of-pocket expenses. The Settlement also reflects Snap-on’s enhancements of its security practices and its commitment to continuing to enhance its security practices as threats evolve, including continued phishing training. More details about the settlement are available on the settlement website.
Scripps Health Data Incident Litigation, Case No. 37-2021-00024103 (Cal. Super. Ct). Migliaccio & Rathod LLP represented plaintiffs in this case in which the court granted final approval of a $3.57 million nationwide settlement fund for hundreds of thousands of patients impacted by a ransomware attack. With the attack, hackers gained unauthorized access to Scripps’ network, deployed malware, and acquired copies of sensitive information in Scripps’ network. The settlement provides for a minimum payment of $100 to class members, regardless of whether they suffered monetary loss, and up to $7,500 available to those with out of pocket losses for identity theft. The settlement also provides for three years of credit monitoring and memorialized enhancements made to the defendant’s cybersecurity practices.
Weisenberger v. Ameritas Mutual Holding Company, Case No.4:21-cv-03156 (D. Neb.). Migliaccio & Rathod LLP represented the plaintiff in this case, where the court granted final approval of a settlement for over 95,000 consumers impacted by a criminal phishing attack. The attack led to the leakage of customers’ sensitive personal data— including names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member ID numbers, policyholder names, employer names, and policy numbers- on or around May 1 – June 4, 2019. The settlement provided reimbursement for lost time and out-of-pocket losses, in addition to providing credit monitoring services. Ameritas also made a firm commitment to improving their data safety practices.
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