$1.2M Settlement Proposed in Microsoft FACTA Class Action Lawsuit

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Santa Clara, CA: A proposed $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a privacy class action lawsuit pending against Microsoft Corp, alleging the company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).

The lawsuit, filed by lead plaintiff Carlos Guarisma, claimed specifically that Microsoft’s actions put him and others at risk for identity theft. Guarisma alleged that after buying the Pen Tip Kit from a Microsoft store in Florida in November 2015, he noticed that his receipt bore the first six digits of his credit card account number, plus the last four digits, his name and the name of the salesperson who processed the sale.

According to the settlement terms, if approved, qualified class members would receive up to $100 upon submission of valid claims. The estimated class size is 66,000.

Guarisma is seeking an incentive award not to exceed $10,000. Additionally, the settlement deal also provides a means for those individuals not on the settlement class list to submit claims by presenting receipts to prove their eligibility, according the motion.

The proposed settlement requires final court approval. The case is Carlos Guarisma v. Microsoft Corp., case number 1:15-cv-24326, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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