Court to Notify Veterans about Class Action Settlement Involving Laptop Stolen in 2006

From PRNewswire:

A notification program began today, as ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to alert veterans, spouses of veterans, and members of the military of a proposed $20 million settlement reached with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and certain Department employees in their official capacities (together called the “Defendants”) in a class action lawsuit about the theft of computer equipment which was reported to contain personal information.


A toll-free number, 1-888-288-9625, has been established in the case (called In Re: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Data Theft Litigation, MDL No. 1796), along with a website,, where notices, a claim form, and the settlement agreement may be obtained. Those affected may also write to VA Settlement, PO Box 6727, Portland, OR 97228-6727.

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