Samantha Holbrook appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel in Forever 21 Data Breach Class Action

A California court recently appointed Shub & Johns LLC Partner, Samantha E. Holbrook – along with Co-Counsel – as Interim co-Lead Counsel in a consolidated class action lawsuit against F21 OpCO LLC d/b/a Forever 21 (“Forever 21”) after a data breach allegedly exposed individuals’ personal consumer and employee identification information.

The case is captioned IN RE F21 OPCO LLC DATA BREACH LITIGATION, No. 2:2023-cv-07390. This case was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Continue reading to learn more.

Data Breach at Forever 21

Around August  4, 2023, F21 OpCo LLC, a California-based retailer better known as Forever 21 with approximately 500 stores across the US, began notifying individuals that their information was involved in a data breach that allegedly exposed consumer and employee personal information such as names, social security numbers, dates of birth, bank account numbers, and information regarding Forever 21 employees’ health benefit plans.

The company learned of the security breach on March 20, 2023 and immediately conducted an investigation. Forever 21 determined that between January 5 and March 21, 2023, an unauthorized party gained access to confidential consumer information through the company’s servers, accessing a limited number of data systems. Through further investigation, Forever 21 discovered that approximately 539,207 individuals’ information was impacted.

Forever 21 Class Action Lawsuit

On September 7, 2023, Shub & Johns LLC filed a class action lawsuit against Forever 21 for the potential impact that the data breach could have or has already had on affected individuals.

On February 27, 2024, the California Court granted Plaintiff’s September 13th  motion to consolidate matters regarding the data breach at Forever 21. On June 13, 2024, the Court subsequently appointed Shub & Johns Partner, Samantha Holbrook, along with co-counsel, as Interim Co-Lead counsel in the consolidated action.

See the Court’s order here.

If you received a notice letter from F21 OpCO LLC d/b/a Forever 21 indicating that your information was involved in a data breach and you are experiencing instances of fraud or notice any suspicious activity, let us know! Complete the attached form, and a Shub & Johns Member will get in touch with you soon!

Forever 21 Data Breach Form

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