If Jim Koons Management Company, dba, Jim Koons Automotive Company Notified You of a Data Security Incident, You May be Eligible for Payment From a Class Action Settlement.
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A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit known as Morelli v. Jim Koons Management Company, Case No. 8:22-cv-00292 (D. Md.).
This lawsuit arises out of a data security incident which was discovered by Jim Koons Management Company dba, Jim Koons Automotive Company (“Koons or Defendant”) on or about June 5, 2021 and announced on or around January 14, 2022 (the “Data Security Incident”). The information that may have been accessed in the Data Security Incident includes full names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account information of consumers stored on its private network, (collectively, called “PII”) Defendant disagrees with Plaintiffs’ claims.
All Settlement Class Members who timely submit claims can receive the following benefits from the Settlement: (1) up to $500 for documented out-of-pocket expenses, (2) reimbursement for up to three (3) hours of lost time spent dealing with the Data Security Incident ($20 per hour), and (3) a Settlement Class Member who was the victim of actual documented identity theft may claim reimbursement for extraordinary losses up to $4,500 for documented expenses. Defendant also agrees to update business practices and enhance security. Defendant will pay a $100 cash benefit to any of the 791 persons who were sent the “Notice of Security” letter dated on or about January 14, 2022, to a California address and who submit a timely claim.
Credit Monitoring: Settlement Class Members will also have the opportunity to claim 2 years of credit monitoring through Equifax. All those Settlement Class Members who previously claimed the credit monitoring offered by Jim Koons will have the term of that service automatically extended by 2 years without the need to make any affirmative claim.
You are included in this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if Koons sent you a “Notice of Security” letter dated on or about January 14, 2022, which indicated your PII was potentially accessed as a result of Data Security Incident.
Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you do or do not act. Read this website carefully.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS & OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
Submit a Claim and/or Receive Credit Monitoring
You must submit a Valid Claim to get money from this Settlement.
Claim Forms must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET or, if mailed, postmarked no later than February 23, 2023.
You do not have to submit a Claim to get Credit Monitoring if you are entitled to it as a Credit Monitoring Subclass Member.
You do not need to make a claim for additional Credit monitoring. If you previously signed up for monitoring, your monitoring will be automatically extended for one (1) additional year. If you did not previously sign up for monitoring, Experian will be contacting you directly to make you an offer of one (1) free year of credit monitoring.
If you do nothing, you remain in the Settlement.
You give up your rights to sue and you will not get any money.
Get out of the Settlement. Get no money. Keep your rights.
This is the only option that allows you to keep your rights to sue about the claims in this lawsuit. You will not get any money from the Settlement.
Your request to exclude yourself must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2023.
File an Objection
Stay in the Settlement but tell the Court why you think the Settlement should not be approved. Objections must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2023.
Go to a Hearing
You can ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, at your own expense. See FAQ 18for more details.
The Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for February 24, 2023 9:30 a.m.
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Morelli v. Jim Koons Management Co. c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC PO Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391
Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.
Claim Form Deadline
Thursday, February 23, 2023
You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Thursday, February 23, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than February 23, 2023.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than January 24, 2023.
Tuesday, January 24, 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 January 24, 2023.
Final Approval Hearing Date
Friday, February 24, 2023
The Final Approval Hearing is tentatively set for February 24, 2023. Please check this website for updates.