Court Grants Final Approval to WSU Data Breach Class Action Settlement

On November 8, 2019, the King County Superior Court awarded final approval to the settlement of a class action against WSU arising out of a 2017 data breach. TBS attorneys Kim Stephens and Jame Bulthuis were co-lead counsel for the Class. Under the settlement, WSU  agreed to, among other things, (1) provide credit monitoring and identity theft insurance; (2) provide cash payments to class members for certain out of pocket costs incurred as a resut of the breach; and (3) provide cash payments of up to $15 per hour for up to three hours for time spent dealing with issues plausibly connected to the breach. In addition, WSU has taken or will take certain remedial and enchanced security measures.

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