NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
CALIFORNIA SUPERIOR COURT, FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Ward v. Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP (Case Number 22STCV05785)
To: All individuals identified by Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP and to whom Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP sent notice in or around December 2021 that their information may have been impacted in the Data Security Incident, defined below.
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit titled Ward v. Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP (Case Number 22STCV05785) (the “Lawsuit”). The Lawsuit asserts claims against Defendant Anderson McPharlin & Conners LLP (“AMC”) related to a data security incident that occurred on or around June 24, 2021 and about which AMC notified potentially impacted individuals in December 2021 (the “Data Security Incident”). AMC denies all of the claims and denies that it did anything wrong.
The Settlement Class is defined by the Court as any person whose personally identifiable information and/or protected health information was stored by AMC and who was affected by the data security incident that occurred on or around June 24, 2021. Under the terms of the Class Settlement Agreement and Release, members of the Settlement Class who submit a Claim Form (downloaded and mailed, or submitted at www.amcdatasecuritysettlement.com) executed under penalty of perjury may be entitled to:
(1) single bureau credit monitoring for 24 months; (2) up to three hours expended as a result of the Data Security Incident at $20 per hour; and (3) up to $800 for documented out of pocket loss with supporting documents. If you are a Settlement Class Member, your options are:
Submit a Claim Form DEADLINE: December 26, 2023
You must submit a valid Claim Form to enroll in credit monitoring or receive a payment from the settlement.
You will receive no payment or credit monitoring enrollment and will no longer be able to sue AMC over the claims resolved in the settlement.
You may exclude yourself from the settlement and keep your right to sue AMC separately in an individual lawsuit. If you exclude yourself, you receive no payment or credit monitoring enrollment. Exclusion instructions are provided in this Notice.
If you do not exclude yourself, you may write to the Settlement Administrator to comment on or detail why you do not like the settlement by following the instructions in this Notice or appearing at the Final Approval Hearing. The Court may address or reject your objection. You must still file a claim if you desire any monetary relief or credit monitoring under the settlement.
The Court must give final approval to the settlement before it takes effect but has not yet done so. No payments will be made or credit monitoring enrollment offered until after the Court gives final approval and any appeals are resolved.
You can learn more about the settlement by reviewing the documents posted on this website or by calling 1-888-755-4391.