Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement concerning CareCentrix – Data Breach lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
What Is CareCentrix – Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit?
The case is In re: American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation
Civil Action No. 19-md-2904 United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
A settlement has been reached to resolve a class action lawsuit against CareCentrix, Inc. (“CareCentrix” or “Defendant”) brought by individuals for whom CareCentrix coordinated healthcare benefits (“Benefit Recipients”) and whose personal identifying information and/or personal health information may have been compromised as a result of a data breach at Retrieval-Masters Creditor’s Bureau, Inc. (d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”)) which was announced on July 10, 2019, affecting approximately 420,000 individuals (the “AMCA Security Incident”).
What Is This Class Action All About?
In the consolidated lawsuits referred to as In re: American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (All Actions Against CareCentrix (Other Labs Track)), Civil Action No. 19-md-2904, Plaintiffs asserted claims on behalf of a class of individuals related to the AMCA Security Incident.
These claims included alleged negligence, negligence per se, breach of confidence, invasion of privacy – intrusion upon seclusion, unjust enrichment, violation of Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, breach of security regarding computerized data, violations of New York Consumer Law for Deceptive Acts and Violation of New York’s data breach laws concerning delayed notification.
As part of the settlement and subject to the terms set forth below, CareCentrix has agreed to pay $6.3 million to class members and to cease collection efforts with respect to any unresolved amounts due and owing by class members to CareCentrix. Class Members can receive two types of compensation:
(1) Class Members will have the option of being reimbursed for verifiable expenses associated with the AMCA Security Incident up to a total of $5,000; or (2) In lieu of submitting a claim for verifiable out-of-pocket expenses, Class Members can submit a claim for Alternative Compensation of up to $50. In addition, Class Members can enroll for up to three years of credit monitoring services which would also be paid out of the settlement fund. Settlement Class members residing in California are entitled to an additional $50.
Class Counsel can apply to the Court for up to 33 1/3% of the Settlement for attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs and expenses. Additionally, Class Counsel can seek payment of up to $5,000 to each class representative Plaintiff as a Case Contribution Award.
Who Is Eligible?
This settlement benefits all persons who were an individual for whom CareCentrix, Inc. coordinated benefits and whose Personally Identifiable Information and/or Personal Health Information was potentially at risk as a result of a data security incident that was announced on July 10, 2019.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
To partake in this settlement, class member must submit a valid and timely claim on the settlement website by January 31, 2024.
If you wish to exclude yourself or object to the settlement, you can do so by October 3, 2023.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary. The final approval hearing is by October 31, 2023.
If you do nothing, you will not receive any compensation. If you do nothing, you will also forfeit your right to sue or bring any claim against CareCentrix arising out of or related to the AMCA Security Incident.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Procter and Gamble class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.
Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Precious