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PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE APPROVED SETTLEMENT IN DATA BREACH LAWSUIT AGAINST ARBITERSPORTS

December 23, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that after over a year of contentious and hard-fought class action litigation, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage has granted final approval of our Class Action Lawsuit against ArbiterSports for failing to safeguard user data, resulting in a data breach. 

ArbiterSports is a sports software company utilized in youth sports, K-12, and higher education to simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning and paying sports officials and event workers, and informing participants.  

Plaintiffs Quezada, Monaghan, Schmid, and Schmid sued ArbiterSports in October 2020 after they were notified of a data breach in which the attacker accessed the ArbiterSports Database and obtained highly sensitive user information, including their account usernames and passwords, names, addresses, DOB, email addresses, and Social Security numbers. The ArbiterSports Database was not secure, and ArbiterSports failed to take the basic industry-accepted data security precautions that would have prevented the cyber-attack and protected user data. 

The settlement reimburses claimants up to $350 for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the data breach, or, up to $5,000 if extraordinary circumstances exist. Claimants are also eligible to recover up to five hours of lost time spent as a result of the data breach, compensated at $20/hour. Finally, claimants receive eighteen (18) months of free comprehensive credit monitoring and credit restoration protections.  

To learn more about the Quezada, et al. v. ArbiterSports, LLC Settlement, please click here

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