UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
A Settlement providing potential cash benefits of up to $3,000 per claimant has been reached in a class action lawsuit against LendUS, LLC claiming personal information of approximately 11,570 individuals was compromised due to a Data Incident.
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A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving LendUS, LLC that alleges LendUS was the target of a cyberattack, between February 2, 2021, and March 22, 2021, in which third-party criminals attempted to gain unauthorized access to LendUS’ employee email accounts and client accounts (“Data Incident”) that potentially exposed personal information including names, Social Security Numbers, passport numbers, government ID numbers, driver’s license numbers, and more. LendUS denies the claims and that it did anything wrong.
The Settlement includes approximately 11,570 individuals that LendUS notified about the Data Incident on or around January 19, 2022. You are included in the Settlement if you were mailed a notice by LendUS or if LendUS previously notified you by mail about the Data Incident.
You should have received an email or a letter from the Claims Administrator if you are a member of the Settlement Class. That notification included a unique Class Member ID for you to verify your identity to receive the Settlement benefits described on this website. If for some reason you have not received login information, but believe you are a Settlement Class Member, please call 833-709-0097 to verify your identity and receive further information on how to file a claim.
The Settlement provides reimbursement of up to $500 for documented out-of-pocket expenses and attested-to lost time up to $60 (3 hours at $20/hrs.) that resulted from the Data Incident for persons who file a valid Claim Form, as further described below. The Settlement provides up to $2,500 for proven monetary extraordinary expenses for Settlement Class Members who have incurred extraordinary expenses and who submit a valid Claim Form. Additionally, the Settlement provides $100 for Settlement Class Members who were California residents at the time of that Data Incident, who attest to same, and who submit a valid Claim Form. Lastly, the Settlement provides 36 months of free Identity-Theft Protection and other benefits called “Financial Shield” by Pango to all Settlement Class Members.
You must file a Claim Form to receive a payment. You can file a claim online here, download a Claim Form and mail it, or you may call 833-709-0097 and ask that a Claim Form be mailed to you. The Claims Deadline is April 19, 2023. You must use the Class Member ID you received with your notification to verify your identity as a member of the Settlement Class. If for some reason you did not receive a Class Member ID, but believe you are a Settlement Class Member, please call 833-709-0097 to verify your identity and receive further information on how to file a claim.
Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing.
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YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
FILE A CLAIM
The only way to get monetary benefits under this Settlement. You must file a claim by April 19, 2023.
OPT-OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT
Get no benefits. This is the only option that may allow you to sue LendUS over the claims being resolved by this Settlement.
You must opt-out of the settlement by March 20, 2023.
Write the Court about why you do not think this Settlement is fair, reasonable, or adequate. You may also ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. However, you still must file a timely claim to receive a monetary award if the Court approves the Settlement.
You must object by March 20, 2023.
IF YOU DO NOTHING
Get no monetary benefits. Give up your rights to sue LendUS about the legal claims in this case. You may still enroll in "Financial Shield" by Pango.
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained on this website.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to grant final approval of the Settlement. Payments will only be made after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, the Claim Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Remoundos v. LendUS c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC P.O. Box 5324 New York, NY 10150-5324
Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.
Monday, March 20, 2023
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, March 20, 2023.
Monday, March 20, 2023
You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, March 20, 2023.
Claim Form Deadline
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Tuesday, April 8, 2014, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
Final Fairness Hearing Date
Thursday, October 5, 2023
The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing on Thursday, October 5, 2023 via Zoom.