Will Gendron
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Published
June 20, 2024 1:07 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Connexin $4,000,000 Data Breach Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
Up to $7,500
Deadline:
July 25, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

Connexin Software, Inc. has agreed to pay $4,000,000 to settle a class action lawsuit in connection with a 2022 data breach. This settlement addresses claims that Connexin failed to adequately protect personal information, resulting in the data breach. The settlement aims to benefit approximately 3 million individuals whose personal information was compromised.

Who Benefits?: All approximately 3 million natural persons whose Personal Information was compromised in the Data Security Incident.

How much can I get?: Class Members can receive either three years of Expanded Identity Theft and Fraud Monitoring Services, up to $7,500 for reimbursement of certain Out-of-Pocket Losses, or an Alternative Cash Payment.

Can I Claim an Award?

To be eligible for a settlement award, you must be one of the approximately 3 million people whose personal information was compromised in the data security incident. If you received a notice of this settlement by mail or email, you are a Class Member.

If you did not receive a notice by mail or email, or if you have any questions as to whether you are a Class Member, you may contact the Settlement Administrator for verification.

What Awards Can Class Members Claim?

The Settlement will provide Class Members with the opportunity to select and make a claim for one of the following three Settlement Benefits:

  1. Reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses: Class Members can submit a Claim Form for reimbursement of certain Out-of-Pocket Losses up to $7,500. These losses must be more likely than not related to the Connexin Data Security Incident and incurred on or after August 26, 2022.
  2. Alternative Cash Payment: Class Members can elect to receive a cash payment. The amount will vary depending on the number of valid claims submitted.
  3. Expanded Identity Theft and Fraud Monitoring Services: Class Members can file a Claim Form to receive three years of Expanded Identity Theft and Fraud Monitoring Services, including up to $1 million of identity theft insurance coverage and notice of changes to the Class Member’s credit profile.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim specific rewards.

  • Reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses: must be supported by with documentation such as credit card statements, bank statements, invoices, police reports, telephone records, and receipts.
  • Reimbursement for Attested Lost Time: must be supported by a sworn check-box attestation that time claimed was spent dealing with the aftermath of the data breach.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete and submit a claim form by July 25, 2024. Claim forms may be submitted online or printed and mailed to the Settlement Administrator at the address on the form.

If you received a Postcard Notice by mail, use your Household ID number and PIN to file your Claim Form.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: July 25, 2024
  • Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement: June 25, 2024
  • Deadline to Object to the Settlement: June 25, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: July 24, 2024

$4,000,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The settlement provides a $4,000,000 Settlement Fund. Payments will be made net of any court-approved fee award and costs, service awards to the class representatives, taxes due on any interest earned by the settlement fund, if necessary, and any notice and settlement administration expenses.

Class counsel will seek attorneys’ fees up to a maximum of 33.33% of the $4,000,000 Settlement Fund (i.e., $1,333,333.33), reasonable costs and expenses incurred by counsel for the Class not to exceed $50,000, and service awards of up to $2,500 to each of the class representatives. Note that the court may award less than these amounts.

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

On or around August 26, 2022, a third-party threat actor accessed files stored on one of Connexin’s servers. As a result, personal information of individuals who are or were patients of pediatric practices, employees, or otherwise affiliated with Connexin may have been accessed. Impacted personal information may have included names, Social Security numbers, clinical information, and other medical or personal health information.

The Plaintiffs claim that Connexin failed to adequately protect their personal information and that they were injured as a result. Connexin denies any wrongdoing, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing or that the law has been violated. By entering into the settlement, Connexin is not admitting that it did anything wrong.

The class representatives and Connexin have agreed to settle because they believe the settlement is best for all class members for reasons including the risks and uncertainty associated with continued litigation and the nature of the defenses raised by Connexin.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Data Breach
Settlement Amount
$4,000,000
Award
Up to $7,500
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
1
Claim Deadline
July 25, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
July 24, 2024
Case Number
2:22-cv-04676-JDW
Case Title
Barletti, et al. v. Connexin Software, Inc. d/b/a Office Practicum
State
Court
Pennsylvania Eastern District
Jurisdiction
U.S. District Court
Claims Administrator
Connexin Data Breach Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 5735 Portland, OR 97228-5735 1-888-907-0837 info@ConnexinDataSettlement.com
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