Data breach lawsuits settle: UPMC vendor and a holding company for department stores
Two potential class action lawsuits involving data breaches have reportedly settled. One awaits final approval in October, but the other settlement is already final.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center data breach $450K class action settlement
During April to June 2020, Charles J. Hilton PC (CJH), a firm hired by UPMC for billing services, allegedly suffered from a data breach after several CJH employee email accounts were accessed by a third party. According to the Bowen vs. UPMC class action lawsuit, the breach compromised the information of around 36,000 UPMC patients. The types of information involved allegedly included Social Security numbers, birth dates, financial account numbers, identification numbers, signatures, medical records, insurance information, and more.
TopClassActions reports that CJH hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing but agreed to pay $450,000 to resolve these allegations.
Hudson’s Bay Data Breach $278,480 Settlement Gets Final Nod
A $278,480 class settlement with Hudson’s Bay Co. and others following a data breach was approved by a federal court in New York but the plaintiffs’ lawyers saw their nearly $1.35 million fee request cut to $898,000.
The deal covers customers who made purchases at brick-and-mortar Lord & Taylor, Saks and Saks OFF 5TH stores between May 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018.
Read more about this lawsuit and settlement at Bloomberg Law (subscription required).