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Knox College Data Breach Settlement: Claim Your Award Now

Eligible claimants are those whose personal information was compromised in the Knox College data breach, with awards up to $2,500.

Knox College Data Breach Settlement: Claim Your Award Now
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $100 - $2,500
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    January 24, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
  • Final Approval:
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If you have ties to Knox College as a student, a former student, an applicant, or a family member of such individuals, you may be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement. This settlement addresses a data breach that occurred in November 2022, potentially affecting personal identifiable information. Here's what you need to know:

Who Benefits?: Individuals whose personal information was compromised during the Knox College data breach. How much can I get?: Settlement awards may include monetary compensation up to $2,500, credit monitoring services, and other benefits.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: January 24, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: January 19, 2024

Identifying Eligible Class Members

The settlement class encompasses a broad group of individuals whose personal information may have been exposed during the data breach disclosed by Knox College starting in January 2023. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Current and former students and applicants
  • Family members of the aforementioned groups

Class Members are those who have not opted out of the settlement and have been affected by the breach. They are entitled to various forms of relief, including monetary compensation and credit monitoring services.

Exclusions apply to certain individuals, such as the presiding judges and their families, the defendant and its officers, and those who have validly requested exclusion from the settlement.

Understanding Settlement Awards

Class Members can claim different types of awards based on the impact of the data breach on their lives. The awards are designed to compensate for economic losses, time spent mitigating the breach's effects, and to provide ongoing protection against identity theft.

  • Unreimbursed Economic Losses: Up to $2,500 per person
  • Lost Time: Up to $100 for time spent mitigating the effects of the Data Incident
  • Credit Monitoring Services: Three years of service
  • Alternative Cash Payment: A $100 cash payment as an alternative to other benefits

The Incident Behind the Settlement

The data breach at Knox College led to unauthorized access to private information belonging to certain individuals associated with the college. The compromised data included:

  • Names
  • Dates of birth
  • Addresses
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Passport numbers
  • Social Security numbers

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, claimants must submit reasonable documentation supporting their claims for unreimbursed economic losses and lost time.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, submit a Claim Form by the deadline. Fill out and submit the form online at the Knox College Data Breach Settlement Claim Form.

Include all required information and documentation to support your claim for economic losses or lost time.

Analyzing the Settlement Amount

The settlement amount has been negotiated to ensure fair compensation for affected individuals. It considers the nature of the data breach and the potential impact on Class Members.

The settlement provides a fund from which eligible claims will be paid. If the total amount of approved claims exceeds the fund, payments may be adjusted on a pro rata basis.

The Rationale for the Class Action Settlement

The class action settlement stems from allegations that Knox College failed to protect personal information, leading to the data breach. The settlement aims to compensate those affected and to prevent such incidents in the future.

With the final approval hearing scheduled for today, January 19, 2024, the settlement is pending final court approval.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    2023LA9
  • Filing Date:
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  • State:
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  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Knox College, Inc.
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Turke & Strauss LLP, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC, and Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLC
  • Claims Admin:
    Kroll Settlement Administration LLC P.O. Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324 (833)-383-9695
  • Defendant Firm:
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