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LifeBridge Health Data Breaches Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

LifeBridge Health, Inc. is paying $800,000 to reimburse losses and more for fees and expenses to resolve a class action about two different security incidents it announced around May 15, 2018 and June 29, 2020 respectively. The complaint alleged that, in the first incident, some affiliated network systems suffered a cyberattack, and in the second, an unauthorized person fraudulently obtained access to documents held by M&T Bank in its lockbox account for a LifeBridge affiliate, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. According to the complaint, the information exposed included names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers, group numbers, and subscriber numbers.

Docket Number:

24-C-18-006801

Company: LifeBridge Health, Inc.

Filing Deadline: February 1, 2023

Objection Deadline: October 4, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: October 4, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: October 26, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

If you wish to ask for reimbursement of out-of-pocket losses or extraordinary losses, you must submit supporting documentation.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you received a postcard Notice of the settlement. You are a class member if you previously received a mailed letter from LifeBridge in May or June 2018 notifying you that your personal information may have been accessed in the 2018 security incident, or if you previously received a mailed letter from LifeBridge in June or July 2020 notifying you that your personal information may have been accessed in the 2020 Security Incident.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits:
- Reimbursement for lost time: Up to three hours of time lost dealing with the data breach at $20/hour, if you spent at least one full hour dealing with the data breach. Also, two additional hours of lost time at $20/hour if you have documented extraordinary losses.
- Reimbursement for ordinary losses: Up to $250 for out-of-pocket losses incurred in dealing with the data breach, for things such as bank fees and the costs of freezing and unfreezing credit reports.
- Reimbursement for extraordinary losses: Up to $5,000 for a proven monetary loss, provided that the loss is an actual, documented loss, the loss is fairly traceable to the security incidents, it occurred between September 17, 2016 and February 1, 2023, and it is not already covered by the normal reimbursement categories.
LifeBridge will pay class members up to $800,000 in these categories. If the amounts claimed exceed this amount in total, then reimbursements will be reduced pro rata.
LifeBridge has also agreed to take additional security measures with an approximate value of $7.9 million.

Total Settlement Amount: $800,000 for losses; more for fees and expenses

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firms:
Morgan & Morgan
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Stueve Siegle Hanson LLP

Claim Form: LBH Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Johnson, et al. v. LifeBridge Health, Inc.

Settlement Website: LBH Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

LifeBridge Class Action Settlement
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
844-953-2333

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