Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Audi of America, LLC are paying $3.5 million to settle a class action concerning a data breach. The complaint alleged the companies bear responsibility for the cybersecurity incident, which exposed the personal information (PI), such as names, addresses, and email addresses, and sensitive personal information (SPI), such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers, of current, former, and prospective customers of the companies.Docket Number:
Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Filing Deadline: April 12, 2023
Objection Deadline: March 13, 2023
Exclusion Deadline: March 13, 2023
Final Approval Hearing: May 18, 2023Proof of Purchase:
If you wish to make a claim for reimbursement of out-of-pocket losses, you must provide documentation to support your claim.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you live in the US and Volkswagen or Audi sent you notice that your information may have been exposed in the data breach. If you are a class member, you should have received a Notice about the settlement from the Settlement Administrator. The class has three subclasses:
- The California SPI Subclass is settlement class members living in California at the time of the data breach who received notice from Volkswagen or Audi that their SPI may have been exposed in the data breach.
- The Nationwide SPI Subclass is settlement class members living in the US (other than in California) at the time of the data breach who received notice from Volkswagen or Audi that their SPI may have been exposed in the data breach.
- The Nationwide PI Subclass is settlement class members living in the US at the time of the data breach who received notice from Volkswagen or Audi that their PI may have been exposed in the data breach.
- Cash payment: For California SPI Subclass members, $350. For Nationwide SPI Subclass members, $80. For Nationwide PI Subclass members, $20. Final amounts of these payments may be higher or lower, depending on the number of valid claims receive in each subclass and on the amounts of money available to pay such claims.
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket losses: Up to $5,000, if you are member of the California SPI or Nationwide SPI Subclasses, and if you incurred expenses in dealing with the data breach, or if you suffered identity theft or fraud fairly traceable to the data breach. Amounts paid may be higher or lower, depending on the numbers and amounts of valid claims filed.
California SPI and Nationwide SPI Subclass members may file claims for either reimbursement or cash payments, but not for both. Nationwide PI Subclass members may file claims for cash payments only.
Total Settlement Amount: $3,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Arnold Law Firm – Clayeo C. Arnold
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
Claim Form: Audi Data Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Service, et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, et al.
Settlement Website: Audi Data Settlement Website
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions Inc.
Volkswagen/Audi Data Incident Litigation
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Portland, OR 97208-3637