In re: Yapstone Data Breach

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Case Summary 

 

A settlement has been reached with Yapstone Holdings, Inc., formerly known as Yapstone, Inc., (“Yapstone”) in this class action lawsuit related to its discovery that personally identifiable information (“PII”) of some users may have been exposed through unsecured online unique resource locators, more commonly known as URLs or web addresses, between July 15, 2014 and August 5, 2015 (the “Incident”). Yapstone sent potentially affected users a written notice of the Incident in September 2015 (the “Incident Notices”)  and offered two years of complimentary credit protection and fraud resolution.

Plaintiffs claim that Yapstone maintained inadequate data security practices, delayed in notifying users of the Incident, violated various state statutes, breached implied contracts, and unfairly profited from users. Yapstone denies all of the allegations made in the lawsuit, and contends that there is no evidence of actual extraction or misuse of the data at issue.  The Parties have agreed to settle the case for the sole purpose of avoiding the uncertainties, expenses, and time of further litigation. 

You may be part of this class action, and thereby a “Class Member,” if you were sent an Incident Notice and your social security number, driver’s license number, and/or passport number was among the PII potentially exposed, and you did not sign up for the credit protection and fraud resolution offer from Yapstone in the Incident Notice (“Redemption Claimants”).  

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

 SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10,  2017

This is the only way for qualifying users to receive twelve months of Experian ProtectMyID® services paid for by Yapstone. If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Yapstone in a separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves.

 ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

 DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2017

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Yapstone related to the legal claims this Settlement resolves. However, you will give up the right to get benefits from this Settlement.

For instruction on how to exclude yourself from the Settlement, please see the detailed Class Notice.

 OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

 DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2017

If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to it by writing to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.

For instruction on how to object to the Settlement, please see the detailed Class Notice.

 GO TO THE HEARING

 ON AUGUST 4, 2017

You may object to the Settlement and ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing about your objection.

  DO NOTHING

Unless you exclude yourself, you are automatically part of this Settlement. If you do nothing, you will not get any benefits from this Settlement and you will give up the right to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Yapstone about the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.

 

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which are available on this website.