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Premera Blue Cross Data Breach

Stoll Berne serves as interim liaison counsel in a multi-district litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  The lawsuit alleges that Premera allowed a massive breach of its data systems, permitting hackers access to the personal, medical, and financial information of more than 11 million Premera subscribers and employees.

As of May 30, 2019 the parties have reached a settlement. Under the terms of the proposed Settlement, Premera has agreed to pay $32 million to resolve the litigation. Those funds will pay for an additional two years of premium credit monitoring, and identity protection services, out-of-pocket losses, and cash payments to all class members who make a claim. The fund also will pay for administrative and notice costs related to the settlement, including attorneys’ fees. The benefits will not be available until the settlement has been finally approved by the Court and any appeals have been concluded.

"To go back to where Mr. Dubanevich started, I do think one of the most important things in a multidistrict litigation or a complex lawsuit of this sort is that all counsel on all sides not only vigorously represent their clients and respective interests but also act in the highest interest of professionalism of an attorney, and I think that all sides have acted impressively and admirably in this case."

Judge Michael Simon