Will Gendron
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Published
June 30, 2024 11:31 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Door Components $348,000 Data Breach Class Action Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$60 - $5,000
Deadline:
August 8, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

Door Components, Inc. has agreed to pay $348,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged negligence, negligence per se, declaratory judgment, common law invasion of privacy, violation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the California Customer Records Act, violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, and invasion of privacy based on the California Constitution. This settlement benefits individuals whose personal identification information was compromised in a data breach that occurred between April 2, 2023, and April 17, 2023.

Can I Claim an Award?

If you were affected by the data breach incident involving Door Components, Inc. that occurred between April 2, 2023, and April 17, 2023, you may be eligible to claim an award. The class members include any and all persons whose personal identification information was stored in DCI’s systems at the time of the data breach.

What Can Class Members Claim?

Class members can claim various awards depending on the type of loss they experienced due to the data breach.

  • Credit Monitoring Services: All class members are eligible for a two-year membership of 1B credit monitoring with at least $1 million in identity theft insurance and identity restoration services.
  • Compensation for Ordinary Losses: Class members who suffered actual, documented, and unreimbursed monetary losses can claim up to $350. The loss must have occurred before 90 days from the date the notice was mailed to class members.
  • Compensation for Lost Time: Class members who experienced at least one hour of lost time dealing with the data breach can claim up to $60, calculated at a rate of $20 per hour for up to three hours.
  • Compensation for Extraordinary Losses: Class members who suffered identity theft, fraud, or likely criminal victimization can claim up to $5,000, provided they meet specific criteria and provide adequate documentation.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. The required proof varies based on the type of loss claimed:

  • Ordinary Losses: Documentation supporting the claimed losses, including a written description and an attestation of authenticity.
  • Lost Time: A statement detailing how the time was spent related to the data breach incident.
  • Extraordinary Losses: Two methods of third-party documentation supporting the claimed losses, along with a written description and an attestation of authenticity.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete the online Claim Form available at file a claim online and submit it to the Claims Administrator no later than August 8, 2024. You can also mail the completed Claim Form to the Claims Administrator at the provided address. If you lack internet access, you may contact Plaintiff’s counsel for assistance in processing your form.

$348,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount of $348,000 will cover the cash benefits, credit monitoring services, and other related costs. The Class Representative, Raymond Gomez, will receive an enhancement of up to $3,000 for his services. The attorneys for the class will be paid up to $174,000 for their fees and reimbursement of costs.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: August 8, 2024
  • Exclusion Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Objection Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: August 21, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The class action settlement was reached to resolve claims stemming from a data breach that occurred between April 2, 2023, and April 17, 2023. The lawsuit alleges that DCI was negligent in protecting personal identification information, leading to the breach. The settlement aims to provide compensation and credit monitoring services to those affected by the breach.

The next steps include the final approval hearing, where the court will decide whether to approve the settlement. If approved, the settlement benefits will be distributed to the class members who submitted valid claims.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Data Breach
Settlement Amount
$348,000
Award
$60 - $5,000
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
15
Claim Deadline
August 8, 2024
Fairness Hearing
August 21, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
August 21, 2024
Case Number
CIVSB2313668
Case Title
Raymond Gomez, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, v. Door Components Inc.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Claims Administrator 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (844) 332-3727
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