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If you received a Short Notice or postcard notice concerning the Settlement, Ethos’s records indicate that your information may have been part of a Data Incident perpetrated against Ethos’s systems between August 4, 2022 and December 9, 2022 that may have exposed certain personal information of yours. If you qualify, you could be eligible to receive a payment as part of the Settlement.
The people who have sued Ethos Technologies Inc. are called the Plaintiffs. Ethos Technologies Inc. is the Defendant that has been sued in the lawsuit.
You have been identified through Ethos’s records as a Settlement Class Member, and are included in the Settlement, if you received a Short Notice letter regarding the Data Incident from Defendant indicating that you may have been impacted by the Data Incident perpetrated against Defendant between August 2022 and December 2022. The Settlement Class is defined for Settlement purposes as:
All persons identified by Defendant (or its agents or affiliates) as being among those individuals impacted by the Data Incident, including all who were sent a notice of the Data Incident.
Excluded from the Settlement Class are Ethos’s officers, directors, and employees; any entity in which Ethos has a controlling interest; and the affiliates, legal representatives, attorneys, successors, heirs, and assigns of Ethos. Also excluded from the Settlement Class are members of the judiciary to whom this case is assigned, their families, and members of their staff.
The Defendant will pay $1,000,000 into a Settlement Fund, which will be distributed to Settlement Class Members who submit Valid Claims, after deducting Class Counsel’s Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses Award, Costs of Claims Administration, and the Class Representatives’ Service Awards, if such awards are approved by the Court.
The Settlement Fund will provide:
1. What services are available to me through this offer?
If you believe there was fraudulent use of your information as a result of this incident and would like to discuss how you may be able to resolve those issues, please reach out to an Experian agent. If, after discussing your situation with an agent, it is determined that identity restoration support is needed then an Experian Identity Restoration agent is available to work with you to investigate and resolve each incident of fraud that occurred from the date of the incident (including, as appropriate, helping you with contacting credit grantors to dispute charges and close accounts; assisting you in placing a freeze on your credit file with the three major credit bureaus; and assisting you with contacting government agencies to help restore your identity to its proper condition). No further action on your part is required to access Identity Restoration at this time. The Terms and Conditions for this offer are located at www.ExperianIDWorks.com/restoration. If you have questions about the product or need assistance with Identity Restoration, please contact Experian’s customer care team at 1-877-890-9332 by April 30, 2024. Be prepared to provide engagement number B103601 as proof of eligibility for the Identity Restoration services by Experian.
While identity restoration assistance is immediately available to you, we also encourage you to activate the fraud detection tools available through Experian IdentityWorks as a complimentary 12-month membership. This product provides you with superior identity detection and resolution of identity theft
2. How can I obtain the 12-month Experian IdentityWorks membership?
To start monitoring your personal information, please follow the steps below:
If you have questions about the product or would like an alternative to enrolling in Experian IdentityWorks online, please contact Experian’s customer care team at 1-877-890-9332 by April 30, 2024.
3. How much time do I have to enroll for the Experian IdentityWorks membership?
Your last day to enroll in the services is April 30, 2024. Your activation code will not work after this date.
4. What do the identity monitoring services offered through Experian IdentityWorks include?
Your 12-month access to Experian IdentityWorks includes:
By submitting a Valid Claim on or before the Claims Deadline of June 5, 2024. If you received the Data Incident notification letter from Ethos, you can make a Settlement Claim by filling out and submitting the Claim Form.
You can also contact the Claims Administrator to request a paper Claim Form by telephone ((833) 933-8588), email ([email protected]), or U.S. mail (Claims Administrator, Ethos Technology Data Incident Settlement, c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, PO Box 225391, New York, NY 10150-5391).
The Court will hold a hearing on August 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. PT, to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made after the Settlement is approved and becomes final, meaning there is no appeal from the Court’s order approving the Settlement.
Updates regarding the Settlement will be posted on this website.
Yes. The Court appointed the following attorneys to represent you and other Settlement Class Members as "Class Counsel".
|M. Anderson Berry
CLAYEO C. ARNOLD,
A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
865 Howe Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825
Telephone: (916) 239-4778
|Jean S. Martin
201 N. Franklin Street, 67th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 559-4908
|John J. Nelson
MILBERG COLEMAN BRYSON
PHILLIPS GROSSMAN PLLC
401 W Broadway, Suite 1760
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (858) 209-6941
You will not be charged by these attorneys for their work on the case. If you want to be represented by your own attorney, you may hire one, but you will be responsible for any payment for that attorney’s services.
Class Counsel have undertaken this case on a contingency-fee basis, meaning they have paid for all of their expenses in the case and have not been paid any money in relation to their work on this case. Accordingly, Class Counsel will ask the Court to award them attorneys’ fees of up to 1/3 ($333,333.33) of the Settlement Fund and reimbursement for costs and expenses not to exceed $20,000 to be paid from the Settlement Fund. The Court will decide the amount of fees and costs and expenses to be paid. You will not have to separately pay any portion of these fees yourself. Class Counsel’s request for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses Award will be filed by November 6, 2023, and will be available to view on this website.
EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT
If you are a Settlement Class Member and you do not want to receive the benefits from the Settlement, and you want to keep your right, if any, to sue Defendant on your own about the legal issues at issue in this lawsuit, then you must take affirmative steps to get out of the Settlement. This is called excluding yourself from – or “Opting Out” of – the Settlement Class.
A Settlement Class Member may request to be excluded from the Settlement in writing by mailing or emailing a request. The request must be emailed or postmarked on or before the Opt-Out Date (75 days after Notice Commencement Date) of May 6, 2024. The timely exclusion must include:
A request to be excluded that is sent to an address other than that designated as the Claims Administrator’s address (FAQ 28 below), or that is not electronically submitted or postmarked within the time specified, shall be invalid and the person serving such a request shall be considered a member of the Settlement Class and shall be bound by the terms of the Settlement.
You can ask the Court to deny approval of the Settlement by filing an objection. You can’t ask the Court to order a different settlement; the Court can only approve or reject this Settlement. If the Court denies approval, no Settlement payments will be sent out, and the lawsuit will continue. If that is what you want to happen, you should object. Any objection to the proposed Settlement must be in writing. If you file a timely written objection, you may, but are not required to, appear at the Final Approval Hearing, either in person or through your own attorney. If you appear through your own attorney, you are responsible for hiring and paying that attorney. All written objections and supporting papers must include:
Objections must be submitted to the Court either by filing them electronically or in person at any location of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or by mailing them to the Class Action Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. Objections must be filed or postmarked on or before the Objection Date of May 6, 2024.
This website has the Claim Form, answers to questions about the Settlement and other information, including important documents, to help you determine whether you are eligible for a payment. You can also write to or call the Claims Administrator at: Ethos Technologies Data Incident Settlement, c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC P.O. Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391 (833) 933-8588 info@ EthosSettlement.com
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.