This website contains information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in In Re Experian Data Breach Litigation, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case Number 8:15-cv-01592. To receive two years of free Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services, a cash payment for reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Costs, and a cash payment for Documented Time or Default Time, please select File a Claim on the top right of this webpage.
Summary of Important Dates & Deadlines
|Deadline to File a Claim||Postmarked by April 11, 2019|
|Objection Deadline||Postmarked by March 27, 2019|
|Deadline to Opt Out of the Settlement||Postmarked by March 27, 2019|
|Final Fairness Hearing||May 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.|
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE COURT: To receive your check for up to $40 from this Settlement, simply tear off and mail the postcard you received in the mail (postage is prepaid). Include your email address to receive your 2 free years of credit monitoring from Identity Guard. Please read the Notice to find out how to receive additional benefits, or go to File a Claim and submit a Claim Form using your Claim Number (located on the Claim Form).
A proposed Settlement has been reached with Experian Information Solutions, Inc. and Experian Holdings, Inc. (“Experian” or “Defendants”) relating to the data breach Experian announced in October 2015, where an unauthorized user potentially accessed the names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, identification numbers (e.g. driver’s license numbers, military ID numbers or passport numbers), and other personally identifiable information (“PII”) of approximately 16 million T-Mobile customers and applicants who applied for service or device financing through September 16, 2015 (the “Data Breach”). Plaintiffs claim that Experian did not adequately protect their personal information. Defendants deny any wrongdoing. No judgment or determination of wrongdoing has been made.
Who is Included? Class Members are the 15,992,099 T-Mobile USA customers or applicants who were notified on or around October 1, 2015, that their PII was stored on the Experian server that was accessed by an unauthorized user in the Data Breach.
What does the Settlement Provide? The Settlement provides Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services and cash payments for reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Costs and for time spent remedying or addressing the Data Breach. Defendants will establish a $22 Million Settlement Fund that will be used to pay for costs of notice and administration; attorneys’ fees (up to $10.5 million) and costs (up to $350,000); $2,500 service awards to each of the 57 Class Representatives; and Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services, cash payments for Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Documented Time, and/or Default Time. Defendants have also agreed and began undertaking certain remedial measures and enhanced security measures, which they will continue to implement, valued at over $11.7 million.
Credit Monitoring - Receive two years of free Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Insurance Service for protection from future harm.
Out-of-Pocket Costs - Receive reimbursement of money spent or lost as a result of the Data Breach (up to $10,000).
Documented Time - Receive a cash payment of $20 per hour for up to seven hours of time spent remedying or addressing issues fairly traceable to the Data Breach.
Default Time - Receive $20 per hour for two hours of time spent if you do not make a claim for Documented Time or your claim is rejected. Payments may be reduced pro rata depending on the number of Class Members that participate in the Settlement.
How To Get Benefits: You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including any required documentation. The earliest deadline to file a Claim Form is April 11, 2019. Claim Forms are available here or by calling toll-free 1-844-730-2030.
Your Other Options: If you file a Claim Form, object to the Settlement or do nothing, you are choosing to stay in the Settlement Class. You will be legally bound by all orders of the Court and you will not be able to start, continue or be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants or related parties about the Data Breach. If you don’t want to be legally bound by the Settlement or receive any benefits from it, you must exclude yourself by March 27, 2019. If you do not exclude yourself, you may object to the Settlement by March 27, 2019.
The Final Fairness Hearing: The Court has scheduled a hearing in this case (In re Experian Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 8:15-cv-01592) for May 6, 2019, to consider: whether to approve the Settlement, Service Awards, attorneys’ fees and costs; as well as any objections. You or your attorney may attend and ask to appear at the hearing by mailing a “Notice of Intent to Appear” to the Court by March 27, 2019, but you are not required to do so.
More Information: Complete information about all of your rights and options, as well as a Claim Form, the Long Form Notice and Settlement Agreement are available on this website or by calling toll-free 1-844-730-2030.