Experian Settles Data Breach Class Action Brought by T-Mobile Users for $22 Million

Lawyers representing T-Mobile users filed a motion asking for preliminary approval of a $22 million class action settlement in California federal court arising out of a data breach by Experian. The settlement will provide credit monitoring and insurance services, and an additional $11.7 million worth of remedial and enhanced security measures that Experian has taken on as a result of the litigation.

T-Mobile had announced in October 2015 that its customers’ data was compromised in the hack on databases belonging to Experian, which conducts credit checks for the wireless provider. Numerous class actions were filed shortly thereafter. Aside from their names, addresses and dates of birth, the customers’ Social Security and driver’s license numbers may have been lost when the perpetrators bypassed encryption, according to T-Mobile.

The settlement includes cash payments to putative class members for reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs stemming from the breach and for up to seven hours of lost time, at $20 per hour, for the hassle caused by the breach.

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An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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