Santa Clara, CA: A $2.5 million settlement has been agreed by Jimmy Choo, potentially ending a privacy class action lawsuit alleging the luxury shoe manufacturer printed its customers sensitive data on credit card receipts, putting them at risk of identify theft, in violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
Filed by Plaintiff Kerri C. Wood in October 2015, the suit claims the defendant printed credit and debit card expiration dates and other sensitive information such as home addresses, phone numbers and cashiers' names on its store receipts, in violation of FACTA.
Wood alleged that despite having had years to ensure it was in compliance with the FACTA amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Jimmy Choo deliberately chose not to comply.
According to the terms of the proposed settlement, Jimmy Choo would set up a $2.5 million fund to compensate opt-in class members who received point-of-sale credit or debit card receipts from a Jimmy Choo store containing a card expiration date between October 27, 2013, and November 2, 2013.
The estimated number of Jimmy Choo customers affected is 135,588. Depending on the exact number of the settlement class, each member could receive between $75 and $175 as compensation.
The case is Kerri C. Wood v. J Choo USA Inc., case number 9:15-cv-81487, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
You are receiving this email because the information provided in your claim for the class action settlement in Wood v. J Choo USA, Inc., d/b/a Jimmy Choo, Case No. 9:15-cv-81487, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, did not correlate to the list of known class members.
In order to receive a benefit from the class action settlement you must provide additional information by completing the questionnaire available through the link below. This information must be truthful, accurate and submitted under the penalty of perjury. The Claims Administrator will use the information provided to verify your inclusion in the class and may submit your initial claim and questionnaire to the Court for further review and adjudication if necessary.
If the answers you provide do not meet the criteria established, your claim may be denied. You must complete and submit the questionnaire no later than April 14, 2017 or you will not receive a benefit from the class action settlement.
"This is the letter you will recieve today reguarding this class action settlement. Along with this letter you will receive a Verification ID and a Confirmation Code..When entered the law firm submition form does not accept either code that they will provide you,so..Good luck to those getting railroaded trying to collect on this claim."
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