Shorter University Data Breach Class Action Settlement
You are a member of the Settlement Class if your Personally Identifiable Information or Protected Health Information was stolen or compromised as a result of the September 2014 theft of hardcopy documents from the training room at the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome, Georgia campus.
Monitoring Services or reimbursement of up to $175
Cash Payments for Losses and Time: If you have suffered out-of-pocket losses, unreimbursed charges, or time spent remedying issues relating to the Shorter University Data Breach, you can make a claim for up to $175 as reimbursement of those losses, including up to five (5) hours of documented time at $15 per hour. If you have documented out-of-pocket losses or unreimbursed charges, you will be eligible to self-certify your time spent remedying issues relating to the Shorter University Data Breach at $15 per hour for up to two (2) hours.
Monitoring Services: Regardless of whether or not you submit a claim for documented losses, if you are a Settlement Class Member (students of Shorter University whose Personally Identifiable Information or Protected Health Information was stolen or compromised as a result of the September 2014 theft of hardcopy documents from the training room at the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome, Georgia campus), you are eligible to enroll in 12 months of free Identity Guard® Total Protection identity monitoring services.
Proof of Purchase
Erin Bishop, et al. v. Shorter University Inc.,Case No. 4:15-cv-00033-HLMDistrict Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In September 2014, an unknown person gained access to the PHI and PII of current and former Shorter University students. After discovering the theft, Shorter University announced that it had been the victim of a data breach by third-party intruders and notified some the current and former students by letter. Plaintiffs claim that Shorter University did not adequately protect their PHI and PII, and that Shorter University delayed in providing notice of the data breach. Shorter University denies any wrongdoing, and no court or other judicial entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing.