Waste Management Settlement for Data Breach

Eligible claimants are those notified by WM of the January 2021 Data Security Incident and may receive up to $3,750 in benefits.

Waste Management Settlement for Data Breach
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
  • Award:
  • Is Proof Required?
  • Claim Deadline:
    March 14, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
  • Settlement Amount:
  • Final Approval:
    March 15, 2024
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If you have received a notification from USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC (WM) about a data security breach that occurred in January 2021, you may be eligible for compensation as part of a class action settlement. This article is a detailed guide to the settlement, outlining who qualifies for compensation, the benefits available, and the necessary steps to claim your entitlement.

Who Benefits?: Individuals who were notified by WM about the January 2021 Data Security Incident. How much can I get?: Eligible claimants can receive cash payments for expenses, free credit monitoring services, and potentially more, depending on individual circumstances.

Important Dates

  • Fairness Hearing: March 15, 2024.
  • Deadline to File a Claim: March 14, 2024.

Identifying Eligible Class Members

The settlement specifies that Class Members are those who were directly notified by WM regarding the Data Security Incident that occurred in January 2021. These individuals may have had their sensitive information, such as names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers, compromised.

  • Individuals directly affected by the breach
  • Individuals identified and notified by WM

Understanding Settlement Awards

Class Members are entitled to claim compensation for various types of damages incurred due to the data breach.

  • Ordinary Expenses: Up to $750 for documented losses like credit report fees and unpaid time off work.
  • Extraordinary Expenses: Up to $3,000 for significant losses directly related to identity theft or fraud.

The Services at the Heart of the Settlement

The incident in question involved unauthorized access to WM systems, potentially exposing personal data. The settlement aims to compensate for the damages suffered due to this breach.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, claimants need to provide documentation to support their claims for ordinary and extraordinary expenses, demonstrating that the expenses are directly related to the data breach.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, complete and submit a Claim Form at Include documentation such as receipts or bank statements to support your claim.

Analyzing the Settlement Amount

The settlement amount was negotiated considering the potential impact of the data breach on affected individuals and the costs associated with credit monitoring services. The exact amount of the settlement fund is structured to compensate Class Members based on individual claims.

Why a Class Action Settlement?

The settlement resolves claims that WM failed to protect personal information adequately, leading to the data breach. It compensates affected individuals and mandates WM to enhance its data security measures. This settlement is a compromise between parties and is not an admission of wrongdoing by WM.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
  • Court:
    New York Southern District
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    USA Waste-Management Resources
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
  • Claims Admin:
    Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 2078 Portland, OR 97208-2078 877-793-4157
  • Defendant Firm:
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