Proposed Settlement Would Provide Redress for Consumers Harmed by Home Depot Data Security Breach

As part of the settlement, a $13 million fund will provide payments of up to $10,000 to consumers who have documented losses caused by the Home Depot data breach

Proposed Settlement Would Provide Redress for Consumers Harmed by Home Depot Data Security Breach
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May 4, 2016

If you used a credit or debit card at a self-checkout lane at a Home Depot store in the United States between April 10, 2014 and September 13, 2014—or received notice from Home Depot that your information was compromised during a data security breach—you may be eligible for benefits stemming from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been proposed in lawsuits against The Home Depot, Inc. relating to Home Depot customers whose credit or debit card information or email information was stolen as a result of a data breach that was first disclosed in September 2014.

To qualify to take part in the settlement, you must meet one or more of the following requirements: (1) you used your credit or debit card at a self-checkout terminal at a U.S. Home Depot store between April 10, 2014 and September 13, 2014 and your payment card information was compromised; or (2) you received notification that your email address was compromised; or (3) you received an email notice stating that you are a class member. If you are not sure whether you are included in the settlement, call 1-844-204-4489.

As part of the settlement, a $13 million fund will provide payments of up to $10,000 to consumers who have documented losses caused by the Home Depot data breach. If you are included in the settlement, you may be entitled to receive reimbursement of your documented losses relating to the data breach, as well as time spent remedying issues relating to the breach.

Regardless of whether a claim for documented losses or time is filed, all consumers who qualify to take part in the settlement will be eligible to enroll in 18 months of free Identity Guard Essentials identity monitoring services. Consumers may make claims for both cash reimbursement and for the monitoring services.

Qualifying consumers must submit their claim in this case by Saturday, October 29, 2016.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will hold a hearing in this case on August 12, 2016 to consider whether to approve the settlement.

For additional information on this case or the proposed settlement, call 844-204-4489.