Dickey’s Barbecue Class Action Settlement Over Payment Data Breach
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. reached a $2.35 million settlement with a proposed class of consumers who filed a class action complaint alleging the barbecue restaurant failed to safeguard the payment information of approximately three million of its customers.
Three Class Action Lawsuits Against Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.
According to the class action lawsuits, the data breach happened over a 13-month period, during which time Dickey’s Barbecue allegedly failed to protect its customers’ confidential credit card information adequately.
Dickey’s Barbeque and a group of plaintiffs led by:
- Demi Kostka
- Vincent Jear
- Latorsha Adams
- Robert Stroman
- Veronica Snyder, and
- Lashawn Parker
were in court on Monday to seek preliminary approval of the settlement and certification of the Class.
The lead plaintiffs represent three combined class action cases against Dickey’s Barbecue filed in the state of Texas. Meanwhile, the Class consists of every client in the United States who made a purchase from Dickey’s Barbecue at a compromised location from April 23, 2019, until October 29, 2020.
According to the joint request for approval of the Dickey’s Barbecue Data Breach Settlement, plaintiffs believe the $2,350,000 settlement is a very favorable result. This is in comparison to their potential aggregate recoverable damages had they acquired class certification and prevailed at trial and in light of the risks associated with continuing to litigate.
Data Breach Recap
According to reports, the hack compromised more than 100 Dickey’s Barbecue branches and resulted in the sale of consumers’ credit card information on the dark web.
In a related class action lawsuit filed in California, Dickey’s Barbecue was accused of violating the state’s Consumer Privacy Act and Unfair Competition Law by neglecting to protect its customers’ personal information.
Six putative class action lawsuits against Dickey’s Barbecue have been filed in connection with the data breach. In early February, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied a request to consolidate all of the complaints filed in California.
Plaintiffs then successfully pushed a federal judge in Texas in March to consolidate three of their putative class action lawsuits.
Within 170 days, the plaintiffs requested that a final hearing in the Dickey’s Barbeque class action settlement be held.
T-Mobile is presently examining if a hacker who got access to their computers was able to obtain personal information from its 100 million users.
Meanwhile, Bombas agreed to pay $225,000 to clients whose personal data was compromised after they made purchases on the garment brand’s website earlier this month.
Editor’s Note on Dickey’s Barbecue Data Breach Settlement 2021:
This article is written to inform you of the class action settlement of Dickey’s Barbecue over the breach of customers’ payment information.
Case Name & No.: Demi Kotska v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc., Case No. 3:20-cv-03424, Latorsha Adams v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. et al., Case No. 3:20-cv-03603, and Tammy Jeary et al. v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. et al., Case No. 3:21-cv-00137
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Products/Services: Customers’ payment information
Allegations: Dickey’s Barbecue allegedly failed to protect the payment information of its customers
Status: To be settled
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