If you have been following our blog or representative cases for the past few months, you are already aware of the In re Hudson’s Bay Company Data Security Settlement case. This is a security breach case in which those who have been harmed can obtain compensation.
If you are one of the people who might be eligible for compensation, you need to act fast, as time is running on filing your claim.
The case in brief
There was a data breach in 2017 and 2018 in which many customers of Saks, Saks OFF 5TH, or Lord & Taylor who used any type of credit card or debit card (other than a Saks First credit card) had their information and financial security compromised by the breach. In fact, there are many people in that situation who lost significant assets as a result of the breach.
You can read more about the case here.
What you need to know
Some critical pieces of information for those who might be eligible:
- Eligibility: You could be eligible for compensation if you used one of the above noted cards at a Saks, Saks OFF 5th or Lord & Taylor store between May 1,2017 and April 1, 2018.
- Compensation: You could be compensated up to $5,000 for documented unreimbursed out of pocket expenses arising from the breach and $30 cash for time spent monitoring or addressing the issue.
- When: There is a final approval hearing on the settlement scheduled for January 11, 2022.
These are some of the basic facts, and you can learn more at the HBC Settlement website.
Time is of the essence
The most important thing to keep in mind is that the deadline for filing your claim is January 31, 2022. That is the end of the first month of next year, and it is rapidly approaching. Talk with an experienced attorney from our firm if you need more information or if you have any questions about whether you qualify.