Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
June 18, 2024 3:15 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
JS Autoworld $120,000 Settlement for Data Security Incident
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$17.50 - $4,750
Deadline:
July 1, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

JS Autoworld has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged unauthorized access to their systems and potential exposure of personally identifiable information (PII) of Settlement Class Members. This settlement offers various benefits to those affected by the data breach, including reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, lost time, and extraordinary losses, as well as credit monitoring services.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: July 1, 2024
  • Objection Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Exclusion Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Fairness Hearing: July 17, 2024

Can I Claim an Award?

You are a Settlement Class Member if you were sent a notice of the Data Incident, which occurred in June 2022. The notice informed individuals that their PII might have been impacted by the Data Incident. If you are unsure whether you are included as a Settlement Class Member, you can visit the official settlement website or contact the Claims Administrator for verification.

What Can I Get?

The proposed Settlement provides several benefits to Settlement Class Members:

Documented Ordinary Loss Expense Reimbursement: All Settlement Class Members who submit a valid claim using the Claim Form are eligible for reimbursement of documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the Data Incident, up to $500 per Settlement Class Member. This includes unreimbursed bank fees, long-distance phone charges, cell phone charges, data charges, postage, freezing or unfreezing credit reports, copying or scanning, fees for identity theft protection services, and gasoline for local travel.

Lost Time Reimbursement: Settlement Class Members can also receive reimbursement for up to four hours of lost time spent dealing with the Data Incident, calculated at $17.50 per hour. To qualify, at least one full hour must have been spent dealing with the Data Incident between June 30, 2022, and July 1, 2024. Claims for lost time can be combined with out-of-pocket expenses, subject to the $500 cap.

Documented Extraordinary Loss Reimbursement: Settlement Class Members are eligible for reimbursement of documented extraordinary losses, up to $4,750 per Settlement Class Member. This includes proven actual monetary losses arising from fraud or misuse that were more likely than not caused by the Data Incident and are not covered by other compensation categories.

Credit Monitoring: All Settlement Class Members can claim two years of free credit monitoring services with $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance upon submission of a valid Claim Form.

What Was Affected by the Data Breach?

The settlement addresses the unauthorized access to JS Autoworld’s systems, which potentially exposed the PII of Settlement Class Members. The company has since implemented enhanced data security measures to protect the PII of Plaintiffs and Settlement Class Members.

  • Unauthorized access to JS Autoworld’s systems
  • Potential exposure of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Enhanced data security measures implemented by JS Autoworld

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. Settlement Class Members must submit the necessary supporting documentation with their Claim Form to receive reimbursement for documented ordinary or extraordinary losses. Failure to provide documentation will result in a denial of the claim.

  • Documented Ordinary Loss Expense Reimbursement: Proof of out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the Data Incident.
  • Lost Time Reimbursement: A brief description of activities engaged in responding to the incident and the time spent on each activity.
  • Documented Extraordinary Loss Reimbursement: Proof of actual monetary losses arising from fraud or misuse caused by the Data Incident.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must file a Claim Form. Claim Forms must be submitted online by July 1, 2024, or postmarked no later than July 1, 2024. You can submit your Claim Form online at .

Ensure that you include all necessary supporting documentation with your Claim Form to avoid denial of your claim. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the Claims Administrator for guidance.

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

This class action lawsuit arose from unauthorized access to JS Autoworld’s systems in June 2022, which potentially exposed the PII of Settlement Class Members. The lawsuit alleges that certain files accessed during the Data Incident contained PII, leading to potential financial and personal harm for those affected.

By agreeing to settle, both sides avoid the cost, disruption, and distraction of further litigation. The Class Representative, Defendant, and their attorneys believe the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, and in the best interests of Settlement Class Members. The Court did not decide in favor of the Plaintiff or Defendant. Full details about the proposed Settlement are available on the official settlement website.

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Status
Closed
Category
Data Breach
Settlement Amount
$120,000
Award
$17.50 - $4,750
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
Claim Deadline
July 1, 2024
Fairness Hearing
July 17, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
July 17, 2024
Case Number
A-23-869272-C
Case Title
Kristen Coon v. JS Autoworld, Inc. dba Planet Nissan, a Nevada Corporation; Does 1 through 10 and Roes 1 through 10
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Atticus Administration PO Box 64053 St. Paul, MN 55164 1-888-477-1779 JSAutoworldSettlement@atticusadmin.com
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