A Settlement has been reached with Michigan Avenue Immediate Care, S.C. (the “Defendant” or “MAIC”) in five lawsuits related to a cybersecurity disruption involving MAIC’s computer network in May 2022 (the “Data Incident”).
On or about May 2022, MAIC discovered a cybersecurity disruption on its computer network. MAIC launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party cybersecurity specialists, to determine the nature and scope of the event. On or about May 21, 2021, the investigation determined that an unauthorized third-party cybercriminal gained access to MAIC’s systems, and that information contained in those systems may have been compromised by the third-party threat actor. On or about May 21, 2022, MAIC determined that the personally identifiable information (“PII”), protected health information (“PHI”), and/or protected biometric information (“PBI”) of 144,104 individuals that it maintained on its systems may have been compromised in the Data Incident. The compromised PII, PHI, and PBI in the Data Incident may have included name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, driver’s license number, treatment information, and health insurance information. On June 30, 2022, MAIC reported to the Department of Health and Human Services that 144,104 individuals’ information had been potentially compromised in the Data Incident.
On June 30, 2022, MAIC published a Notice of Data Breach. Following notice of the Data Incident, Lhota v. Michigan Avenue Immediate Care, S.C., Case No. 2022-CH-06616 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.) was filed against MAIC asserting claims arising from the Data Incident. In addition to the Lhota lawsuit, four other lawsuits were filed against MAIC asserting claims arising from the Data Incident.
MAIC denies it has any liability for the claims asserted in the Lawsuits and contends that it did not engage in any improper conduct.
Settlement Class Members may file claims for (1) Alternative Cash Payment of $50 for Settlement Class Members; or (2) Lost Time Payment of $25.00 per hour, up to four (4) hours, for a maximum of $100.00, as well as Documented Ordinary Losses of up to $2,500 for unreimbursed losses, including Out-of-Pocket Expenses, including the purchase of credit monitoring. These amounts are subject to the actual claims rate and will be adjusted up or down on a pro rata basis depending on the number of claims. The actual Alternative Cash Payment or claim for Documented Ordinary Losses may be less than the benefits stated above.
If you are a Settlement Class Member, your options are:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM BY AUGUST 3, 2023||
You must submit a valid claim form to receive a payment or credit monitoring services from this Settlement. Claim forms are available on the Notice and Claim page of this website.
You will receive no payment and will no longer be able to sue MAIC over the claims resolved in the Settlement.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT BY JUNE 19, 2023||
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain your legal claims against MAIC.
|OBJECT BY JUNE 19, 2023||
Write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. You must remain in the Settlement Class to object to the Settlement.
|GO TO A HEARING ON AUGUST 15, 2023||
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.