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Hy-Vee 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:

Hy-Vee, Inc. has agreed to a settlement of a class action alleging it did not take sufficient measures to protect customer information to protect against a data breach. The complaint alleged that Hy-Vee bore responsibility for the security incident. The claims included breach of implied contract, negligence, and violation of consumer protection laws for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, among other things.

Docket Number:

1:19-cv-01330- MMM

Company: Hy-Vee Inc.

Filing Deadline: June 22, 2021

Class Period: December 14, 2018 to August 2, 2019

Objection Deadline: May 24, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: May 24, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: July 19, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Claims for most expenses and for extraordinary expense reimbursement must be documented. See the Claim Form for details.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if (1) you live in the US and (2) you used a credit, debit, or other kind of payment card to buy something at an affected Hy-Vee fuel pump, drive-through coffee shop, or restaurant, including the Hy-Vee Market Grille Express, the Wahlburgers owned and operated by Hy-Vee, and the cafeteria at Hy-vee’s West Des Moines corporate office, during the time frame when data at the particular location was at risk, and (3) you had out-of-pocket-expenses, fraudulent charges, or other expenses, or extraordinary monetary losses because of the data breach. The general time period involved is December 14, 2018 to August 2, 2019, but the specific dates vary by location.

Note that payments made at convenience stores, front-end checkout lanes, pharmacies, customer service counters, wine & spirits locations, floral departments, clinics, and other food service areas, and through Aisles Online, were not affected. See the Affected Store Locations at http://www.grocerysecurityincidentsettlement.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/Affected_Store_Locations.pdf for specifc information.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Two types of benefits. (1) Expense Reimbursement for costs of dealing with the data breach, up to $225. Includes such things as card reissuance fees, unreimbursed late fees, long-distance telephone charges, and up to three hours time spent at $20/hour. (2) Extraordinary Expense Reimbursement, up to $5,000. For documented unreimbursed monetary losses more than likely caused by the data breach, between December 14, 2018 and June 22, 2021, where a reasonable attempt was made to seek reimbursement from other sources.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,000

Law Firms:
Barnow and Associates PC
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP

Claim Form: Hy-Vee Data Breach Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Perdue, et al. v. Hy-Vee, Inc.

Settlement Website: Hy-Vee Data Breach Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Perdue, et al. v. Hy-Vee Inc.
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 29
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0029
1-833-644-1595

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