Banner Health Data Breach Deal Gets Early OK in Arizona (1)

Dec. 12, 2019, 5:42 PMUpdated: Dec. 12, 2019, 7:17 PM

Banner Health won preliminary approval for an $8.9 million settlement to resolve claims from a 2016 data breach of 2.9 million patients and beneficiaries.

Phoenix-based Banner will pay up to $500 to each class member for a total of $6 million, and up to $2.9 million in attorneys fees, under the deal advanced Dec. 11 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Class members will receive two years of credit monitoring, and Banner agreed to upgrade security systems.

The deal shows that it can take companies and plaintiffs years to settle data-breach lawsuits. Attorneys on both sides ...

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