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Kroger Acellion-Related 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:

The Kroger Company is paying $5 million to settle a class action alleging it bears responsibility for a data breach that exposed information on current and former employees, pharmacy customers, and money services customers. The data breach was related to Kroger’s file transfer software vendor Acellion and vulnerabilities in its file transfer product. The complaint alleged Kroger did not adequately protect the personal information collected.

Docket Number:

5:21-cv-01887

Company: Kroger Company

Filing Deadline: March 5, 2022

Objection Deadline: February 18, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: February 18, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: March 10, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof for a cash payment or credit monitoring services. You must provide documentation for reimbursement of losses.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if received a Notice of this settlement or a Notice from Kroger telling you that your personal information was compromised in the data breach.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Class members may choose one of three benefits:

(1) Cash fund payment: Amount to be determined. Estimated to be $36-$182 for California class members and $18-$91 for others.
(2) Two years of credit monitoring and insurance services.
(3) Cash payments of up to $5,000 for reimbursement of certain documented losses.

For additional information, see the Notice at https://www.krogerftadatabreachsettlement.com/Content/Documents/Long%20Form%20Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $5 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$1,500

Law Firms:
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Barnow and Associates PC

Claim Form: Kroger Data Breach Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Cochran, et al. v. The Kroger Co.

Settlement Website: Kroger Data Breach Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cochran et al. v. The Kroger Co. et al.
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 4079
Portland, OR 97208-4079
866-790-4318

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