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Lamoille Health Partners $540,000 Settlement for Data Breach

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Will Gendron
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Award Summary

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $50 - $5,000
  • Claim Deadline:
    6/20/2024
    Not Set
  • Days Remaining:
  • Proof Required:
    Yes
  • Final Approval:
    9/30/2024
  • Settlement:
    $540,000

Lamoille Health Partners, Inc. has agreed to pay $540,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged negligence, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of the implied contract. This settlement addresses claims related to a data security incident that occurred in August 2022, where an unauthorized third party potentially accessed files containing personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) of Lamoille Health Partners' clients.

Who Benefits?: Individuals who reside in the United States and whose Private Information was accessed or potentially accessed in connection with the Data Security Incident, including those who were mailed a notification by or on behalf of LHP regarding the Data Security Incident.

How much can I get?: Eligible claimants can receive reimbursement for documented Out-of-Pocket Losses up to $5,000 and an estimated pro rata $50 cash payment.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: June 20, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: September 30, 2024

Can I Claim an Award?

To be eligible for an award, you must reside in the United States and your Private Information must have been accessed or potentially accessed in connection with the Data Security Incident. Additionally, you must have received a notification by or on behalf of LHP regarding the Data Security Incident.

The Settlement Class includes all individuals who meet these criteria. Specifically excluded from the Settlement Class are the judge presiding over the class action lawsuit and the judge’s direct family members; the Defendant, its subsidiaries, parent companies, successors, predecessors, and any entity in which the Defendant or its parents have a controlling interest, and their current or former officers, directors, and employees; and Settlement Class Members who submit a valid request to be excluded from the Settlement.

Who is Excluded?

The following individuals are excluded from the Settlement Class: the judge presiding over the class action lawsuit and the judge’s direct family members; the Defendant, its subsidiaries, parent companies, successors, predecessors, and any entity in which the Defendant or its parents have a controlling interest, and their current or former officers, directors, and employees; and Settlement Class Members who submit a valid request to be excluded from the Settlement.

What Can I Claim?

Settlement Class Members can claim reimbursement for actual, documented, unreimbursed Out-of-Pocket Losses resulting from the Security Incident, up to $5,000. Additionally, they may receive a pro rata cash payment estimated to be $50, subject to adjustment based on the number of claims submitted.

Out-of-Pocket Losses may include costs incurred from credit monitoring services, late fees, declined payment fees, overdraft fees, returned check fees, customer service fees, card cancellation or replacement fees, late fees from transactions with third parties, unauthorized charges on credit, debit, or other payment cards, parking expenses or other transportation expenses for trips to a financial institution, costs incurred obtaining credit freezes, and other expenses reasonably attributable to the Security Incident.

  • Out-of-Pocket Losses: Reimbursement for the actual amount of unreimbursed out-of-pocket losses or expenses up to $5,000, with supporting documentation of the monetary losses or expenses.
  • Pro Rata Cash Payment: Estimated $50 cash payment from the Qualified Settlement Fund that will be increased or decreased pro rata depending on the amount remaining in the Qualified Settlement Fund after allocation of the Qualified Settlement Fund for reimbursement of documented Out-of-Pocket Losses, Service Awards, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and Notice and Administrative Expenses.

Products or Services Affected by the Settlement

The settlement concerns a data security incident involving Lamoille Health Partners, Inc. in which an unauthorized third party gained access to certain LHP files containing personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI).

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. Claimants must provide documentation of their Out-of-Pocket Losses, such as receipts, bank statements, or other evidence of the expenses incurred as a result of the Security Incident.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must complete and submit a claim form available at . Read the instructions carefully, fill out the claim form, provide the required documentation, and submit it according to the instructions on the claim form.

If you need additional assistance, you can contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-888-552-9697 or by email at info@LamoilleHealthSettlement.com.

$540,000 Settlement

The settlement amount is $540,000. This amount will be used to reimburse documented Out-of-Pocket Losses, provide pro rata cash payments to eligible claimants, and cover attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses, and administrative costs.

The pro rata cash payment is estimated to be $50 but may be adjusted based on the number of claims submitted. If the total claims exceed the $540,000 cap, the payments will be reduced on a pro rata basis.

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The class action lawsuit was filed because Lamoille Health Partners, Inc. allegedly failed to protect the private information of its clients, resulting in a data security incident. The lawsuit claims that LHP was responsible for the incident and asserts claims such as negligence, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of the implied contract.

The Court has not decided in favor of the Plaintiff or Defendant. Instead, both sides agreed to the Settlement to avoid the cost and risk of a trial and related appeals, while providing benefits to members of the Settlement Class. The Class Representatives and the attorneys for the Settlement Class believe the Settlement is best for all Settlement Class Members.

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  • Case Number:
    2:22-cv-00166-wks
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
  • Court:
    District of Vermont
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Lamoille Health Partners, Inc.
  • Class Counsel:
    Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC
  • Claims Administrator:
    Analytics Consulting LLC P.O. Box 2006 Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006 1-888-552-9697 info@LamoilleHealthSettlement.com
  • Defendant Firm:
    Polsinelli PC