Santa Clara, CA: A $1.6 million settlement has been reached in a data breach class action lawsuit pending against Neiman Marcus. The suit stemmed from a cyber attach reported in December 2013 involving credit card data of some 350,000 customers.
If the settlement receives approval, eligible class members will include US residents who held credit or debit card accounts used at any physical locations operating under the Neiman Marcus Group LLC name, including its namesake, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp or Last Call, from July 16, 2013, to Jan. 10, 2014.
In March 2014, Neiman Marcus customers Hilary Remijas, Melissa Frank, Debbie Farnoush and Joanne Kao sued the retailer after it said that a December 2013 data breach had exposed the credit card data of 350,000 shoppers. The company had claimed that just 9,200 accounts were impacted.
The complaint asserted that the luxury Dallas-based retailer was negligent in its failure to protect its customers' privacy and in waiting a full 28 days to inform them of that breach.
According to the terms of the deal, each class member who submits a valid claim is eligible to receive up to $100 from the settlement fund. The settlment also calls for each class representative to receive up to $2,500 in service awards.
The case is Hilary Remijas et al. v. the Neiman Marcus Group LLC, case number 1:14-cv-01735, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.