A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning a cyber-attack against Accutech Systems Corporation (“Accutech”), which resulted from criminals accessing its computer systems (the “Data Incident”). The Data Incident happened on or about August 16, 2021, and potentially resulted in unauthorized access to full names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and financial account numbers. The lawsuit claims Accutech was responsible for the Data Incident because Accutech did not take appropriate care to protect its network from hacking. Accutech denies all of the claims.
The Settlement Class includes all persons residing in the United States whose personal information and/or financial information was potentially exposed to unauthorized third parties during the Data Incident.
The Settlement provides two types of payments to people who submit valid claims: (1) Reimbursement of up to $325 for unreimbursed, documented out-of-pocket expenses and computation for lost time that resulted from the Data Incident; and (2) Reimbursement of up to $5,000 for extraordinary expenses that were more likely than not caused by the Data Incident. The Settlement also includes two years of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance through TransUnion “myTrueIdentity”.
The Claims Deadline was July 24, 2023. The deadline has passed.
If you do nothing, you will remain in the Class, you will not be eligible for benefits, and you will be bound by the decisions of the Court and give up your rights to sue Accutech for the claims resolved by this Settlement. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must have excluded yourself by April 25, 2023. If you stay in the Settlement, you may have objected by April 25, 2023. A more detailed Notice is available to explain how to exclude yourself or object. You may call 1-888-378-1698 for a copy of the Notice or download a copy here. On October 3, 2023, the Court held a Fairness Hearing to determine whether to approve the Settlement, Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses of $400,000, and an incentive award of $2,500 for each of the Representative Plaintiffs.