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Burgerville gets court’s OK in data-breach suit

Burgerville has received court approval to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from a cybersecurity breach that exposed customers’ credit card information. The proposed settlement was first announced in November, and received final approval Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Burgerville reported in October 2018 that its computer network had been compromised by malware at some point in September 2017, potentially giving hackers access to the company’s data — including customers’ credit and debit card information — on an ongoing basis until the breach was closed in September 2018.

The settlement terms allowed affected customers to claim up to $3,000 in reimbursement for costs they incurred from identity theft and fraud, or, if they did not experience identity theft, up to $250 to reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses such as credit monitoring or obtaining a replacement credit card.

Class members were notified of the settlement terms after it was proposed in November. The deadline to file claims has already passed.

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