Welcome to the Settlement Website for the Washington State University Security Incident.

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against Washington State University (“WSU” or “Defendant”), arising out of the security incident that WSU announced it discovered in April 2017, which compromised the private information (“Personal Information”) of over 1 million individuals (the “Security Incident”).

If you were mailed a notice from WSU on or around June 9, 2017, about the Security Incident, you are included in this Settlement as a “Settlement Class Member.”

Under the Settlement, WSU has agreed to (1) provide credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance; (2) provide cash payments to Settlement Class Member for reimbursement of certain documented Out-of-Pocket Costs incurred as a result of the Security Incident; (3) provide cash payments up to $15 per hour for up to three hours for time spent addressing or remedying issues plausibly connected to the Security Incident; and (4) pay for the costs of the settlement administration, Court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses, and Service Payments for named Plaintiffs. In addition, WSU has taken or will take certain remedial measures and has enhanced security measures that it will continue to implement.

Your legal rights will be affected whether you act or do not act. You should read this entire website carefully.


Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
File a Claim Form
Deadline: September 17, 2019

Submitting a Claim Form is the only way that you can receive any of the benefits provided by this Settlement, including credit monitoring and insurance services, reimbursement of documented Out-of-Pocket Costs, and money for time spent addressing or remedying issues plausibly connected to the Security Incident.

If you submit a Claim Form or take no action, you will give up the right to sue the Defendant and certain related parties in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

The deadline to file a Claim was September 17, 2019. We are no longer accepting Claim Submissions.

Ask to be Excluded from This Settlement
Deadline: August 19, 2019

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendant, or certain related parties, for the claims this Settlement resolves.

If you ask to be excluded, you will give up the right to object to or receive any benefits from this Settlement.

Object to or Comment on the Settlement
Deadline: August 19, 2019

You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you do not think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement.

If you object, you may also file a Claim Form to receive Settlement benefits, but you will give up the right to sue the Defendant in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

Go to the Final Fairness Hearing
Date: November 8, 2019

The Court has rescheduled the Final Fairness Hearing to November 8, 2019. You may attend the Final Fairness Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Final Fairness Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment. You are not required to attend the Final Fairness Hearing.

Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not receive any of the Settlement benefits and you will give up your rights to sue Defendant and certain related parties for the claims this Settlement resolves.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further in the Frequently Asked Questions page.