Johns Hopkins Lawsuit Settlement - Pixel Privacy - Maryland

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
June 22, 2024 9:52 AM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Johns Hopkins Lawsuit Settlement - Pixel Privacy - Maryland
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$16.50
Deadline:
August 19, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

If you are a Maryland resident who who accessed the Johns Hopkins MyChart patient portal from February 1, 2020 and June 28, 2022, you may be eligible to claim $16.50 from a class action settlement.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the Maryland Wiretap Act by disclosing their patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) to third parties via the Meta Pixel and other tracking, analytics, or advertising technologies without consent.

Can I Claim an Award?

To claim an award, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a Maryland resident.
  • You must have accessed the Johns Hopkins MyChart patient portal between February 1, 2020, and June 28, 2022.

How Much Can I Get from the Settlement?

Each settlement class member who files a valid claim will receive a cash payment of $16.50.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete and submit a claim form. You can submit the claim form electronically, or by printing and mailing a paper Claim Form.

Claim Forms must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 19, 2024, or postmarked and mailed by August 19, 2024. Ensure you provide all required information and proof of Settlement Class membership to avoid any delays in processing your claim.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, you must provide the unique Notice ID and confirmation code on the notice you received by postcard or email.

If you did not receive this information but believe you are a settlement class member, you can call 888-654-7958 to verify your identity and receive further instructions.

How do I Get Paid?

Once your claim is approved, you will receive your payment 150 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and any appeals process is complete.

Available payment methods:

  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: August 19, 2024
  • Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement: August 5, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: September 4, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

This class action settlement addresses allegations that The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc., The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, and The Johns Hopkins University violated the Maryland Wiretap Act by disclosing their patients’ personally identifiable information to third parties without consent. The Defendants deny all claims but have agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense, burden, and uncertainties associated with continuing the case.

By agreeing to settle, both sides avoid the cost and risk of a trial, and people who submit valid and timely claims will get compensation. The Representative Plaintiff and her attorneys believe the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and, thus, best for the Settlement Class and its members. The settlement does not mean that Defendants did anything wrong.

Notice Letter

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Privacy
Settlement Amount
Award
$16.50
Is Proof Required?
TBD
TBD
Days Remaining to file Claim
26
Claim Deadline
August 19, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
September 4, 2024
Case Number
C-03-CV-23-000501
Case Title
Beauford v. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
JH Pixel Privacy Settlement P.O. Box 2899 Portland, OR 97208-2899 888-654-7958 info@JHPixelSettlement.com
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