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Brown-Forman Data Breach Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Brown-Forman Corporation was the victim of a cyberattack on July 28, 2020, which it announced in August 2020. This class action arose from that incident, in which criminals stole records with information about the company’s current and former employees (and, in some cases, their dependents). The complaint alleges that the company did not adequately protect this information and prevent the data breach.

Docket Number:

20-CI-005631

Company: Brown-Forman Corporation

Filing Deadline: July 7, 2021

Class Period: July 28, 2020

Objection Deadline: July 7, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: July 7, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: August 11, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to prove that you are a class member; presumably, company records will be used for verification. You may need to provide documentation for some of the benefits you are claiming.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if Brown-Forman notified you that your personal information was, or may have been, compromised in the data breach.

Note that two claim forms are available, one for identity theft protection and one for other kinds of claims. See the Settlement Website.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Four kinds of benefits:

(1) Experian IdentityWorks identity protection services for a total of three years. Includes credit monitoring, $1 million in identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services.

(2) Reimbursement of out-of-pocket losses, such expenses incurred for remedying identity theft or identity fraud, such as freezing or unfreezing credit reports, fairly traceable to the data breach (that is, occurring on or after July 14, 2020, using personal information of the same type as was provided to Brown-Forman).

(3) Reimbursement for attested time spent remedying issues related to identity theft, up to $20 per hour, for up to eight hours.

(4) Cash payment of $250 for inconvenience, if you submitted and received an insurance payment through Experian Identity Works.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Finkelstein Blankinship Frei-Pearson & Garber LLP
Thomas & Solomon LLP

Claim Form: Brown-Forman Data Breach Settlement Identity Protection Claim Form

Case Name: Goodlett, et al. v. Brown-Forman Corporation

Settlement Website: Brown-Forman Data Breach Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Goodlett v. Brown-Foreman
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 99
Warminster, PA 18974-0099
833-326-0772

Tags: Exposing Private Information, Exposure to cyber crime, Your Privacy