This website contains information regarding a class action settlement that has been 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. The Court granted final approval of the class action settlement on May 10, 2019, and entered final judgment on May 29, 2019. To read the Court's Order granting final approval, click here. To read the Court's judgment, click here.
Settlement Class Members were able to claim two years of free Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services, a cash payments for reimbursement of Out-Of-Pocket Costs, and a cash payments for Documented Time or Default Time. The deadline to submit a claim was April 11, 2019. Instructions for activation of Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services will be distributed on or around August 1, 2019, to Settlement Class Members who submitted timely and valid Claim Forms. If you chose to receive credit Monitoring and Insurance Services on your valid and timely Claim Form, instructions to activate those services will be sent to you by email. Cash payments for reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Costs, Documented Time or Default Time, will be distributed on November 18, 2019.
NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
A 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 Services 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. Payments may be reduced pro rata depending on the number of Class Members that participate in the Settlement.
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.
More Information: Complete information about all of your rights and options, as well as the Long Form Notice and Settlement Agreement are available on this website or by calling toll-free 1-844-730-2030.