ArbiterSports Class Action Settlement Over Alleged Data Breach
Individuals whose personal information might have been compromised as a result of a data breach at ArbiterSports in 2020 may be eligible to receive compensation as part of a class action settlement.
Victor Rodriguez Quezada, et al. v. ArbiterSports, LLC
About 539,199 people are included in the class who received notice from ArbiterSports by letter or e-mail on or around August 24, 2020, that their personal information may have been leaked to unauthorized third parties due to the ArbiterSports data breach.
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit claimed that ArbiterSports’ network was infiltrated by cybercriminals in July 2020, with the information stolen potentially including users’ names, passwords, Social Security numbers (SSN), and other personal information.
The parties have agreed and reached an agreement on a settlement in order to minimize the risks and expenses involved with continued litigation.
ArbiterSports, on the other hand, denies any misconduct or wrongdoing, and the court has not decided in favor of either party.
Athletic event management company ArbiterSports is responsible for a variety of activities such as assigning officials, paying event workers, and a variety of other event-related tasks.
AbriterSports Data Breach Class Action Settlement Benefits, 2021
Suppose a class member submits a timely and successful claim. In that case, they will be entitled to compensation equal to 100% of their recorded out-of-pocket expenses incurred between July 8, 2020, and November 19, 2021, as a result of the data breach, up to a maximum amount of $350.
Among these reported expenses are the following:
- Charges for long-distance phone calls
- Minutes on the phone (if charged per minute), internet usage costs (if charged per minute or by the amount of data used and incurred exclusively as a result of the data breach), and SMS messages (if charged by the message and incurred solely as a result of the breach)
- Notary, fax, mailing, copying, and mileage expenses
- Expenses for credit freezes and credit monitoring services between July 8, 2020, and November 19, 2021
- Class members will be reimbursed for the fees paid to ArbiterSports for the issue of paper checks between July 8, 2020, and November 19, 2021.
- Professional expenses and other charges associated with resolving identity theft or fraud, such as false tax returns or new account fraud, must be documented.
- Other documented unreimbursed losses, fees, or charges suffered as a result of identity fraud or theft, including but not limited to card re-issuance, unreimbursed bank, or overdraft fees; unreimbursed charges associated with the inability to secure funds; unreimbursed late and over-limit fees; unreimbursed bank or credit card company charges; and interest on payday loans related to card cancellation.
- Up to three hours of unrecorded lost time will be rewarded at a rate of $20 per hour if the class member confirms that the time was spent as a consequence of the data breach; as well as up to two additional hours of lost time will be compensated at a rate of $20 per hour if the class member confirms that the time was spent as a result of the stated data breach, including a brief written description of how the time was spent in relation to the breach, and documentation.
If the claims rate for undocumented lost time is less than 2%, class members who submitted a valid claim for undocumented lost time will be compensated at a pro-rata amount equal to the 2% claims rate.
Members who believe there are exceptional circumstances suggesting an increase in the $350 cap to $5,000 must submit a supplemental statement with their claim, together with supporting documentation.
If no additional statement or paperwork is produced, the class member’s claim will be refused after they have been notified of the problem and given 30 days to resolve it.
Additionally, ArbiterSports will provide all class members with 18 months of credit monitoring and restoration as part of the settlement agreement.
This monitoring will be delivered through Identity Guard’s total Plan, which includes services such as dark web monitoring, real-time authentication alerts, and anti-phishing iOS and Android mobile apps.
Finally, ArbiterSports has implemented or agreed to implement various security improvements to its information security system.
ArbiterSports has scheduled a final hearing for December 14, 2021, as part of the data breach settlement.
To withdraw from or object to the settlement, you must do so by October 22, 2021.
The deadline for submitting claim forms is November 19, 2021.
Editor’s Note on ArbiterSports Data Breach Settlement 2021:
This article is written to inform you of the class action settlement of ArbiterSports over a data breach from 2020. A class action has also been filed against T-mobile over a data breach that affected 100 million customers.
Case Name & No.: Victor Rodriguez Quezada, et al. v. ArbiterSports, LLC, Case No. 2:20-CV-05193-TJS
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Products/Services: Users’ private data
Allegations: ArbiterSports’ consumers’ private data were stolen due to a network breach by cybercriminals
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