ClearBalance Data Breach Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against CSI Financial Services, LLC, which does business as ClearBalance. The complaint alleged that the company failed to take adequate measures to protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of loan recipients, leading to a data security incident that took place between March 8, 2021 and April 26, 2021. The PII may have included names, Social Security numbers, ClearBalance loan number and balance, banking information, clinical health information, or a full-face photograph.

Docket Number:


Company: CSI Financial Services, LLC

Filing Deadline: November 24, 2022

Class Period: March 8, 2021 to April 26, 2021

Objection Deadline: November 9, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 9, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 20, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to submit proof to get the California payment or the identity theft and credit monitoring. If you are asking for reimbursement, you must submit documentation of your expenses and/or losses.


You may be eligible if you are a person to whom ClearBalance sent a Notice of Data Breach on or around July 9, 2021. You may also be a member of the California Subclass if you had a California address at the time of the data breach.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) California cash payment: $100, for California Subclass members only. (2) Identity theft and credit monitoring: Two years of the Identity Theft Protection Package. (3) Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses: Up to $1,100 for expenses associated with dealing with the data breach, such as freezing or unfreezing credit reports and so on, incurred after March 8, 2021. (4) Reimbursement of extraordinary losses: Up to $5,000 for losses incurred on or after March 8, 2021, as a result of identity theft as a result of the data breach. Includes losses for such things as falsified tax returns, false claims for government benefits or medical treatment, and so on. (5) Reimbursement for time spent: Up to $67.50, or three hours at $22.50 per hour, for time spent regarding either out-of-pocket expenses or extraordinary losses. Losses must be fairly traceable to the data breach.

All claims submitted in this settlement are subject to a maximum total amount of $2,650,000. If total claims exceed this amount, payments may be reduced pro rata.

Total Settlement Amount: Up to $2,650,000 to pay claims

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP
Kazerouni Law Group APC
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

Claim Form: ClearBalance Class Action Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Ivo Kolar v. CSI Financial Services LLC dba ClearBalance

Settlement Website: ClearBalance Class Action Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

ClearBalance Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch St. Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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