COURT PRELIMINARILY APPROVES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT REGARDING CHIPOTLE DATA BREACH LITIGATION

June 19, 2019: Ahdoot & Wolfson, PC announces an order granting preliminary approval of a class action settlement regarding the Chipotle data breach has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Under the proposed settlement agreement, class members who submit a valid claim during the claim period will be entitled to ordinary expense reimbursements up to $250 for certain categories of potential expenses incurred as a result of the data breach, including:

  • 1-4 hours of documented lost time spent addressing replacement card issues or in reversing fraudulent charges (calculated at the rate of $20 per hour);
  • $25 payment for each card on which documented fraudulent charges were incurred, even if they were later reimbursed;
  • Costs of credit report(s) and/or credit monitoring and identity theft protection purchased by Settlement Class Members in lieu of the security breach; and
  • Miscellaneous other specified expenses (i.e., unreimbursed charges from banks or credit card companies, bank fees, card reissuance fees, overdraft fees, charges related to unavailability of funds, late fees, and/or over-limit fees; long distance telephone charges; cell minutes, Internet usage charges, and text messages; postage; interest on payday loans due to card cancellation or due to over-limit situation).

In addition, class members may be entitled to reimbursement of extraordinary expenses up to $10,000.

For more information, a copy of the order granting preliminary approval can be accessed here.  A copy of the settlement agreement is available here.

 

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