NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
The Court has authorized the Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not. Please read the notice carefully.
March 29, 2021 — Claim Deadline
March 29, 2021 — Exclusion Deadline
March 29, 2021 — Objection Deadline
June 18, 2021 at 8:15 a.m. — Final Approval Hearing
- A settlement (“Settlement”) has been proposed to resolve a lawsuit against Golden Valley Health Centers brought by ten patients on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated as a result of a third-party criminal data breach of Golden Valley Health Centers’ email systems, reported on March 20, 2020 (the “Data Breach”).
- The lawsuit alleges that Golden Valley Health Centers is legally responsible for the Data Breach and asserts claims for violation of the California Confidential Medical Information Act, as well as claims for injunctive relief. Golden Valley Health Centers denies these allegations and denies liability under all claims asserted against it.
- All Settlement Class Members will receive three years of identity theft protection. In addition, Golden Valley Health Centers agreed to certain non-monetary relief related to data security.
- A Settlement Class Member who timely submits a valid claim form will also receive a pro-rata portion of any funds remaining in the Settlement Fund after payment of attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, and other amounts approved or ordered by the Court.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
|If eligible, you will receive a cash payment. If you do not submit a claim form, you will receive three years of identity theft protection.|
|If you ask to be excluded, you will not receive three years of identity theft protection or a cash payment, but you may be able to file your own lawsuit against Golden Valley Health Centers for the same claims. This is the only option that leaves you the right to file your own lawsuit against Golden Valley Health Centers for the claims that are being resolved by the Settlement. In order to be effective, a request to be excluded from the Settlement must include all information required by the Settlement.|
|You can remain in the Settlement Class and file an objection telling the Court why you do not like the Settlement. If your objections are overruled, you will be bound by the Settlement.|
|If you do nothing, you will receive three years of identity theft protection, but you will not receive any cash payment. If you do nothing, you will also remain in the Settlement Class and forfeit your right to sue or bring any claim against Golden Valley Health Centers related to the Data Breach.|
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice.
- The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Identity theft protection and cash payments will be provided only if the Court grants final approval of the Settlement. Please be patient.