Off Topic – Yahoo Data Breach Class Action Settlement

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Information compiled and written by Robert Voss

If you had a problem with your Yahoo account(s) between 2012 and 2016, you maybe eligible for settlement. This article was written for you to make it easy to understand the claim process and key dates you need to know. It is recommended to take this settlement seriously. You only get one chance.

Now is the time to fill out the ‘Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation Settlement from the United States District Court Northern District of California San Jose Division. This case number is #5:16-MD-02752-LHK.

Important Dates
Exclusion Deadline – Friday, March 6, 2020, your request for exclusion must be completed and submitted by mail postmarked no later than March 6, 2020.

Objection Deadline – Friday, March 6, 2020, Your objection must be in writing and submitted by mail postmarked no later than March 6, 2020.

Claim Form Deadline – Monday, July 20, 2020, All types of Claim Forms must be completed online or submitted by mail postmarked no later than July 20, 2020.

Final Fairness Hearing Deadline – Thursday, April 2, 2020 The Court will hold the Final Fairness Hearing at 1:30 pm on April 2, 2020 in Courtroom 8 of the United States Courthouse, 280 South 1st Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113. Please check this website for updates.

On the settlement website it states, “Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing.” To file a claim please on go yahoodatabreachsettlement.com/en . Once on the website click on the “File Claim red button on the right column. This will direct the viewer to the correct form that you need. There is one of four forms to pick from. Make sure you understand the form before filling it out. This website is created and operated by Heffler Claims Group.

Who is Heffler Claims Group (HCG)? This is a company headquartered out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and deals with legal administration cases. HCG has been around for 50 years and worked and handled thousands of Class Action Cases worldwide. Some of the featured cases they have handled are Bray et al. v. GameStop Corporation, Rodriguez et al v. Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, In Re: Carnival, et. al. v. WMX Technologies, and much more. For more information on this company please visit www.hefflerclaims.com/ .

Most viewers will be using the “Account Holder Claim Form” because they have a free yahoo email account that had a data security breech back between 2012-2016. It is advised to watch the instructional video on how to correctly fill out the claim form. This video redirects viewers to www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TYqU4RrpOw&t= . Viewers will watch at 7:14 minute online video about the online basic account holder claim form instructional video. This is a step-by-step video that can walk anyone through the entire form process.

Please review their claim form before filling it out. You may need some documentation and information to fill in. Take your time and fill it out correctly. Good luck with fill out this form. Any questions please contact HCG.

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