Viruet v. Community Surgical Supply, Inc.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
LAW DIVISION - OCEAN COUNTY
Individuals who were notified by Community Surgical Supply, Inc.
that their confidential personally identifiable information (“PII”) may have been compromised
in a Data Incident that occurred between October 15, 2021 and December 20, 2021
may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement.
A New Jersey state court ordered this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
- A settlement has been reached with Community Surgical Supply, Inc. (“CSS”) in a class action lawsuit (the “Lawsuit”) arising from a data incident that occurred between October 15, 2021 and December 20, 2021 (the “Data Incident”). CSS began mailing notice letters to those persons whose information was identified as being impacted on or about July 29, 2022. Following notice of the Data Incident, the Lawsuit was filed against CSS asserting claims arising from the Data Incident. CSS denies it has any liability for the claims asserted in the Lawsuits and contends that it did not engage in any improper conduct.
- In the Lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that CSS was the target of a Data Incident in which an unauthorized third party accessed CSS’s systems which contained personal information. Plaintiff alleges that during the Data Incident, an unauthorized third party gained access to personally identifiable information (“PII”) belonging to Plaintiff and other similarly-situated CSS customers. The PII may have included full names, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers or other government identification numbers, and passport numbers.
- The Settlement Class includes all individuals whose full names and other PII was potentially accessed during the Data Incident.
- All Settlement Class Members will receive the opportunity to claim two years of credit monitoring services through Aura from the Effective Date of the settlement. You must file a Claim Form requesting the service and, when the settlement becomes final, you will be provided an activation code for enrollment directly with Aura. The credit monitoring services include: (i) credit monitoring (ii) dark web monitoring; and (iii) identity theft insurance of up to $1,000,000.
- The settlement also provides the following: (i) cash reimbursement of up to $20 per hour (for a maximum of 3 hours) as compensation for time lost dealing with the Data Incident, (ii) up to $500 per person for documented “ordinary expenses” incurred in responding to the Data Incident, and (iii) reimbursement for documented “extraordinary expenses” incurred in responding to the Data Incident. The maximum amount that can be claimed for lost time and ordinary losses is $500 in total.
- You must file a Claim Form to receive Credit Monitoring or one or more of the compensation categories provided for under the settlement. You can file a Claim Form by accessing this website, www.CSSSettlement.com, downloading a Claim Form and mailing it, or you may call 866-573-4018 and ask that a Claim Form be mailed to you. The last day to postmark or file a claim online (“Claim Deadline”) is November 17, 2023.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
Submit a Claim
You must submit a claim to get a payment, postmarked by November 17, 2023
|Ask to be Excluded||
This allows you to sue CSS over the claims resolved by this settlement. You will not get anything from this settlement, Deadline is November 2, 2023.
Write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. You can still get a payment. Deadline is November 2, 2023.
|Do Nothing||You get no payment, will not be eligible to enroll for credit monitoring, and you give up rights.|
Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing.
These rights and options–and the deadlines to exercise them–are explained in this Notice.
- The Court in charge of this case still must decide whether to grant final approval of the settlement. Payments will only be made after the Court grants final approval of the settlement and after any appeals are resolved in favor of the settlement.