IHG Data Breach Settlement, Get Up to $250 for Out-Pocket Expenses
The lawsuit claims that IHG was responsible for the Data Security Incidents that occurred, and asserts claims such as negligence, breach of implied contract, and unjust enrichment. The lawsuit seeks compensation for people who had losses as a result of the Data Security Incidents. IHG denies all of the Plaintiffs’ claims and says it did not do anything wrong, but was the victim of a sophisticated malware intrusion.
By agreeing to settle, both sides avoid the cost and risk of a trial, and people who submit valid claims will get compensation. The Representative Plaintiffs and their attorneys believe the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and, thus, best for the Settlement Class and its members. The Settlement does not mean that IHG did anything wrong.
You are included in the Settlement if you reside in the United States and used a credit or debit card at the front desk of an affected hotel location or to make or attempt to make a purchase at an affected restaurant or bar location during the period in which that hotel, restaurant, or bar was affected by the Data Security Incidents.
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The Settlement will provide payments to people who submit valid claims for Expense Reimbursement, and/or Fraudulent and Unauthorized Charges Reimbursement. The total payments to the Settlement Class are capped at $1,550,000. Settlement Class Members are eligible to receive expense reimbursement of up to $250 (in total) for the following categories of out-pocket expenses:
- Unreimbursed bank fees;
- Unreimbursed card reissuance fees;
- Unreimbursed overdraft fees;
- Unreimbursed charges related to unavailability of funds;
- Unreimbursed late fees;
- Unreimbursed over-limit fees;
- Long distance telephone charges;
- Cell minutes (if charged by the minute);
- Internet usage charges (if charged by the minute or the amount of data usage);
- Text messages (if charged by the message);
- Unreimbursed charges from banks or credit card companies;
- Postage and shipping charges;
- Interest on payday loans due to card cancellation or due to over-limit situation;
- Cost for obtaining credit reports, and payments for obtaining or removing credit freezes and financial account freezes;
- Costs of credit monitoring and identity theft protection (up to $75) purchased and paid for any time from August 1, 2016, through and including September 12, 2020; and
- Reimbursement of up to four hours of documented lost time (at $20 per hour) spent dealing with replacement card issues, updating automatic payments associations, contesting fraudulent charges, and otherwise dealing with the Data Security Incidents.
Reasonable documentation must be submitted with your Claim Form showing that either of the Data Security Incidents was a contributing factor to the expense being incurred.