Target Corporation Data Breach – Quebec Class Action Settlement
Date of Initial Application: March 13, 2014
On January 18, 2017, the Honourable Justice Hamilton of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized a class action brought by the Plaintiff on behalf of all Quebec residents whose payment card data and/or personal information was lost by and/or stolen from the Defendant Target Corporation (USA) as a result of a breach of its computer network by unknown hackers. A Settlement Agreement was reached between the parties and has been approved by the Superior Court of Quebec.
The approved settlement provides that Target Corporation, without admission of liability, will pay an amount not exceeding $345,000 which will be used to pay an amount of up to $5,000 to each Class Member who provides documentary evidence of their losses and up to $50 to each Class Member without such evidence.
Target Corporation will separately pay: 1) the fees of the Claims Administrator; 2) the cost related to the notice program; 3) the Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees in the amount of $150,000 plus taxes, and; 4) the Plaintiff’s claim in the amount of $4,999.99.
A copy of the settlement agreement, the detailed notice, the claim form, the Judgment, and other related documentation is available online this page and at www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca.
How to make a claim?
To make a claim, you must, no later than July 23, 2018:
– Complete a claim form online at www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca; or
– Obtain a claim form in paper format from the Claims Administrator or Class Counsel, complete it and send it by email or by mail to the Claims Administrator.
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action on behalf of all Canadians whose personal and/or financial information was lost by and/or stolen from Target Corporation as a result of the data breach that occurred between at least November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013 (hereinafter the “Target Data Breach”).
According to the information collected thus far, on or about November 17, 2013 and continuing until on or about December 15, 2013, the computer network that processes transactions for all Target stores in the U.S.A. was breached by unknown attackers. This Target Data Breach affected at least 40 million credit card and ATM accounts and the personal and financial information of at least 70 million individuals, including approximately 700,000 Canadians. The lost information included, without limitation, the names, phone numbers, home addresses, credit and debit card numbers, PIN numbers, expiration dates, magnetic strip information, and passwords.
During the month of January 2014, Target sent e-mails informing certain Canadian victims of the loss of information in question and providing them with a promotional code for one year credit monitoring with Equifax Canada. You must contact Target directly in order to activate said service, if you choose to activate it, within the specific deadlines determined by Target. It cannot be ascertained if all of the Canadian victims indeed received such a notification e-mail (since Target did not have the e-mail address of all of the victims).
If you used a credit or debit card at a Target retail store in the U.S.A., or otherwise provided your personal information to Target Corporation in the U.S.A., your personal and/or financial information may have been compromised and you may be entitled to compensation should the case be successful in the future by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.
Please fill out the form below in order to be kept informed of the progress of this case. If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below. Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys). You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court. Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm. We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed. It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings. You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court. By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests. If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website. The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members.
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