The Checkers Data Breach Class Action Settlement
The Checkers data breach class action settlement entitles Checkers and Rally’s customers to receive four $5 vouchers or up to $5,000 in expense reimbursement.
According to reports, this settlement will benefit consumers who used their credit or debit card at certain Checkers and Rally’s restaurants between Dec. 17, 2015, and Oct. 12, 2019.
In the Checkers and Rally’s class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs allegedly mishandled a data breach that has affected 100 restaurant locations from 2015 to 2019. The lawsuit argues that the breach remained undetected and exposed consumer payment information such as card numbers, verification codes, expiration dates, and more.
“Despite all of this publicly available knowledge of the continued compromises of personal information in the hands of other third parties, such as national restaurant chains, [Checkers’] approach to maintaining the privacy of [customer information] was lackadaisical, cavalier, reckless, or at the very least, negligent,” the lawsuit asserted.
Due to this negligence, consumers’ information was compromised, making them more vulnerable to theft and fraud.
Despite these claims, Checkers and Rally’s didn’t admit to any wrongdoing. However, they agreed to settle the claims. In this settlement deal, the restaurant will be able to resolve the allegations while giving secure relief to plaintiffs and eligible Class Members.
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The settlement entitles Class Members to receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for documented out-of-pocket expenses and lost time. The expenses may be bank fees, fraudulent charges, and more. Furthermore, the lost time spent mitigating the effects can also be reimbursed at a rate of $20 per hour, up to 4 hours.
Meanwhile, the settlement will alternatively give redeemable vouchers at any Checkers and Rally’s restaurant. Each Class Member can receive up to four vouchers worth $5 each.
To be eligible, Class Members must secure a valid claim form by Oct. 28, 2020. For reimbursement claims, Class Members should provide documentation of expenses and lost time.
Meanwhile, the deadline for exclusion and objection for this settlement is set on October 28, 2020. On December 8th, the final approval hearing for the settlement will take place.
Editor’s note on The Checkers Data Breach Settlement:
This piece is to inform you about The Checkers Data Breach Class Action Settlement.
If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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