Data Breach Class Actions

Data security breaches are becoming more common every year. When a company fails to properly protect data under its control and hackers or unauthorized individuals gain access to that information, those who have been affected may have the option of banding together and filing a class action lawsuit against the company responsible for the data security breach.

Research indicates that malicious outsiders cause the largest percentage of data security breaches and account for the majority of all compromised data. Furthermore, identity theft breaches continue to be the leading type of data security breach. Although most types of businesses can be victims of data breaches, the industries most affected by data breaches include healthcare, retail, social media, government, and professional services.

Data breaches are a growing concern for individuals, as they can result in a range of serious consequences. From identity theft to financial loss, damage to reputation, emotional stress, and loss of privacy, the impact of a data breach can be far-reaching and long-lasting.

Identity theft is one of the most common outcomes of a data breach. When sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or other personal identification details are stolen, criminals can use them for their own gain. This can lead to financial losses for individuals, as well as the time-consuming and stressful process of restoring their credit and financial status.

Moreover, data breaches can result in direct financial losses for individuals, such as paying for credit monitoring services or fixing errors on their credit report. This can be a frustrating and expensive experience for those affected.

Additionally, data breaches can cause damage to an individual's reputation, particularly if sensitive information such as medical records or financial information is leaked. This can have far-reaching consequences, as it can impact an individual's personal and professional life.

The aftermath of a data breach can also be emotionally distressing for individuals. The fear of identity theft and the possibility of financial loss can cause significant stress and anxiety.

Finally, data breaches can result in a loss of privacy for individuals, as their sensitive information may be made public or used by unauthorized individuals. For those who value their privacy and prefer to keep their personal information confidential, this can be a significant and troubling outcome.

The benefit of a data breach class action lawsuit is that it allows individuals to take collective action against a company that has failed to adequately protect their sensitive information, resulting in improved compensation, increased accountability, access to legal representation, and improved privacy protection.

Remedies sought in data breach class actions generally include one or more of the following: (a) subscription to a credit monitoring service and/or identity theft insurance for some period of time (regularly 12-36 months); (b) reimbursement for out-of-pocket losses due to the data breach; (c) compensation for time spent responding to the data breach; and/or (d) court ordered enhancements to the defendant’s data security measures and/or data breach response protocols.

Below is a list of data security breaches under investigation by Abington Cole + Ellery:

4 Over Data Breach

Academy Mortgage Data Breach

Acadia Health Data Breach

Adams Bank & Trust Data Breach

Advance America Data Breach

Advantis Global Data Breach

Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons Data Breach

Alogent Data Breach

Alps Alpine Data Breach

AmeriBen (IEC Group) Data Breach

Americold Logistics Data Breach

Arcadia Publishing Data Breach

ARCC Data Breach

Arietis Health Data Breach

Aristocrat Technologies Data Breach

Arpin International Data Breach

Ashford Data Breach

Aspen Group / Aspen Dental Data Breach

Associated Materials Data Breach

Associated Wholesale Grocers Data Breach

Aveanna Healthcare Data Breach

Bank 34 Data Breach

BankCard USA Data Breach

Bankers Life Data Breach

Bayer Heritage FCU Data Breach

Ben E. Keith Data Breach

Berglund Data Breach

BHI Energy Data Breach

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists Data Breach

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Data Breach

Bluefield University Data Breach

Bradford-Scott Data Data Breach

Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics Data Breach

Builders Mutual Data Breach

Cabot Risk Strategies Data Breach

Cadence Bank Data Breach

Care N' Care Insurance Data Breach

CareRev Data Breach

CareTree Data Breach

Carnegie Mellon Data Breach

CCM Health Data Breach

Centennial Bank Data Breach

CentroMed Data Breach

Chartis Data Breach

Citizens Bank of West Virginia Data Breach

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Data Breach

Columbus Regional Healthcare Data Breach

Community First Medical Center Data Breach

Community Trust Bank Data Breach

Concorde Investment Partners Data Breach

Connecticut College Data Breach

ConsensioHealth Data Breach

Continental Data Breach

Continuum Health Data Breach

Cooper Aerobics Data Breach

Cornwell Quality Tools Data Breach

Crossroads Equipment Data Breach

Cummins Behavioral Health Data Breach

Dakota Eye Institute Data Breach

Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Data Breach

Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Data Breach

Designed Receivable Solutions Data Breach

Dobson Data Breach

Dollar Energy Fund Data Breach

Dufresne Spencer Data Breach

Eastern Radiologists Data Breach

Edison Learning Data Breach

Egyptian Health Department Data Breach

Eland Energy Data Breach

Elemetal Data Breach

ELO Data Breach

Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Data Breach

EMS Management & Consultants Data Breach

Endocrine & Psychiatry Center Data Breach

Entertainment Partners Data Breach

Ernst & Young Data Breach

Financial Business and Consumer Solutions (FBCS) Data Breach

Financial Risk Mitigation Data Breach

First Financial Security Data Breach

Fora Financial Data Breach

Forward Bank Data Breach

Frax Data Breach

Freeport-McMoRan Data Breach

Galveston College Data Breach

GardaWorld Cash Data Breach

Gaston College Data Breach

Gensler Data Breach

Gerson Lehrman Group Data Breach

Golden Corral Data Breach

Grant Thornton Data Breach

Greater Dallas Healthcare Enterprises Data Breach

Green Diamond Resource Company Data Breach

Greensboro College Data Breach

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin Data Breach

Hair Club for Men Data Breach

Hapy Bear Surgery Center Data Breach

Harris Center for Mental Health Data Breach

Harrisburg Medical Center Data Breach

Health Care Services Corp. Data Breach

Health First Data Breach

Heart of Texas Behavioral Data Breach

Henwood Family Dentistry Data Breach

Hi-School Pharmacy Data Breach

Hilb Group Data Breach

HMG Healthcare Data Breach

Honeywell Data Breach

HopSkipDrive Data Breach

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Data Breach

HUB International Data Breach

Hutchinson Clinic Data Breach

Idaho National Laboratory Data Breach

Infosys McCamish Systems Data Breach

InHealth Data Breach

Jacmar Data Breach

JD Gilmour Data Breach

Johnson Financial Group Data Breach

Keenan & Associates Data Breach

Kelly Insurance & Investments Data Breach

Knight Barry Data Breach

Kyocera AVX Data Breach

Lakeland Community College Data Breach

LCS Financial Services Data Breach

Lennar Data Breach

Lewis Brothers Bakeries Data Breach

Life Generations Healthcare Data Breach

Lifeline Data Breach

Limestone Bank Data Breach

loanDepot Data Breach

Longhorn Imaging Data Breach

medQ Data Breach

MidFirst Bank Data Breach

Morrison Community Hospital Data Breach

Mulkay Cardiology Data Breach

National Advisors Trust Data Breach

National Student Clearinghouse Data Breach

Nations Direct Mortgage Data Breach

Nautic Data Breach

Navigation Financial Data Breach

Newtron Group Data Breach

Nissan North America Data Breach

Northeast Orthopedics Data Breach

NOW Health Group Data Breach

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Data Breach

Oak Valley Hospital Data Breach

Oak View Group Data Breach

Ohio History Connection Data Breach

Oklahoma Baptist University Data Breach

On Q Financial Data Breach

OrthoAlaska Data Breach

OrthoConnecticut Data Breach

Otolaryngology Associates Data Breach

Pacific Guardian Data Breach

Pacific Union College Data Breach

Park Royal Hospital Data Breach

Pembina County Memorial Hospital Data Breach

Pharm-Pacc Data Breach

Plug Power Data Breach

Populus Financial Data Breach

Postmeds (Truepill) Data Breach

Precision Tune Auto Care Data Breach

Premium Mortgage Data Breach

Prestige Care Data Breach

Progressive Leasing Data Breach

Prospect Medical Data Breach

PurFoods Data Breach

Qorvo Data Breach

Quaker Windows Data Breach

Radius Global Solutions Data Breach

Regal Securities Data Breach

Regional Family Medicine Data Breach

Ryders Health Data Breach

Saint Louis University (SLU) Data Breach

Select Education Group Data Breach

Smoothie King Data Breach

Somerset Dental Data Breach

Stanley Steemer Data Breach

Star Island Data Breach

Sunflower Bank Data Breach

TalentLaunch Data Breach

Talus Pay Data Breach

Tax Favored Benefits Data Breach

TD Ameritrade Data Breach

Texas Wesleyan University Data Breach

Timex Group Data Breach

Tri Counties Bank Data Breach

UNITE HERE Data Breach

United Home Loans Data Breach

University Federal Credit Union Data Breach

Upstream Data Breach

Valley Oaks Health Data Breach

Vi Living Data Breach

Virginia Farm Bureau Data Breach

Visionary Integration Professionals Data Breach

VNS Health Data Breach

Warrior Met Coal Data Breach

Washington County Hospital Data Breach

WebTPA Employer Services Data Breach

Weirton Medical Center Data Breach

West Texas Gas Data Breach

Western Washington Medical Group Data Breach

XL Specialized Trailers Data Breach

Yakima Valley Radiology Data Breach

York Tech Data Breach

Zeroed-In Data Breach