Millions of Canadians affected by the LifeLabs cyberattack nearly four years ago are now eligible for a small piece — anywhere from $50 to $150 — of a proposed class-action settlement worth up to 9.8 million.
A Class Action was commenced following a criminal cyber-attack on LifeLabs’ database of customer personal health information, announced by LifeLabs Inc. on December 17, 2019 (“the Action”). LifeLabs defended the Action, and denied all allegations.
Any Canadian resident who was a LifeLabs customer on or before Dec. 17, 2019 – the day the company announced it had been the target of a data breach – and whose personal information, including lab results, was accessed could receive a cash payment as part of the proposed settlement.
On October 25, 2023, the Ontario Court approved a Canada-wide Settlement Agreement and Distribution Protocol for up to $9.8 million.
Each Settlement Class Member who completes a valid claim form, on time, will be eligible to receive estimated compensation of $50, up to a maximum of $150, from which will be deducted Court-approved legal fees, disbursements and taxes. The precise amount to be paid per person will be determined based on the total number of claims filed.
To read about the settlement notice and distribution notice on the Life Labs website CLICK THE LINK HERE
THE CLAIM FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE SETTLEMENT IS APPROVED.
Payment will be made after the Claim deadline (April 6, 2024) to persons who have been verified to be a Class Member by the Claims Administrator, and who have submitted a valid Claim Form, on time. There is an option for etransfer for your payment.