Savannah College of Art and Design – Data Breach 2023 class action settlement: Scam or Legit? Find Out!

Did you receive a notice from Savannah College of Art and Design? Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement to resolve Savannah College of Art and Design – Data Breach lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.

What Is Savannah College of Art and Design – Data Breach Class Action Settlement?

Abrams v The Savannah College of Art & Design, Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA. No. 1:22-cv-04297-LMM

What Is This Class Action All About?

The class action lawsuit concerns a data security incident that occurred in or around August 2022 (the “Data Security Incident”) involving The Savannah College of Art and Design, Inc. (“SCAD” or “Defendant”) in which it was determined that an unauthorized third party may have gained access to certain SCAD files containing current and former students’ and certain employees’ sensitive personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth (“Private Information”). SCAD denies any wrongdoing and denies that it has any liability but has agreed to settle the lawsuit on a class wide basis.

Eligible claimants under the Settlement Agreement will be eligible to receive one, two and/or three of the following Settlement benefits:

•Out-of-Pocket Loses: Reimbursement for the actual amount of unreimbursed out-of-pocket losses or expenses up to $5,000, with supporting documentation of the monetary losses or expenses;

•Lost Time: Compensation of up to $125 for time spent dealing with issues related to the Data Security Incident, including but not limited to reviewing your accounts, enrolling in credit protection services, or responding to fraud, identity theft, or other alleged misuse of your personal information that is fairly traceable to the Data Security Incident; and/or,

•Pro Rata Cash Payment: $50 cash payment from the Settlement Fund that will be increased or decreased pro rata depending on the amount remaining in the Settlement Fund after allocation of the Settlement Fund for reimbursement of documented Out-of-Pocket Losses, payments for lost time, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and Notice and Administrative Expenses. 

Who Is Eligible?

This settlement benefits all individuals who were Subject to The Savannah College of Art and Design Data Security Incident and Previously Received a Notice Letter Notifying You of the Data Security Incident.

To be eligible to make a claim, you must have received a notice letter of the SCAD Data Security Incident that occurred in August 2022.

How To Be Part of This Settlement

For class member to partake in this settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form on the settlement website by August 8, 2023.

If you exclude yourself by opting out, you’ll receive no payment. This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to bring any other lawsuit against Defendant for the same claims if you are a Class Member.

If you object to this settlement, you can write to the Court about why you agree or disagree with the Settlement. The Court cannot order a different Settlement. You can also ask to speak to the Court at the Final Approval Hearing on September 19, 2023, about the fairness of the Settlement, with or without your own attorney. The deadline to exclude yourself and object to this settlement is July 10, 2023.

What Is The Pay For This Settlement?

The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is necessary.

You may be eligible to receive a payment from a proposed $375,000 non-reversionary class action settlement (the “Settlement Fund”). If you do not file a valid claim, you’ll receive no payment. Give up rights if you are a Class Member.


As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Sincera Reproductive Medicine – Data Breach 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.

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