Judge Approves Settlement in Anthem Data Breach Case

August 22, 2018 by

Last week, a California federal judge approved a $115 million settlement ends claims Anthem Inc. put 79 million consumers’ personal information at risk in a 2015 data breach. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that the deal, which provides the class of data breach victims with two years of credit monitoring, coverage of out-of-pocket expenses stemming from the breach, and compensation for those who got their own credit monitoring — is “ fair, reasonable and adequate” and without valid objection.

Consumers had sued Anthem after it disclosed in February 2015 that its information technology system had been hacked, exposing the birthdays, Social Security numbers, income data, and other personal details of customers and employees.  Judge Koh rejected a number of objections to the settlement.

The case is In re Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation, case number 5:15-md-02617, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


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