Parties in East River Medical Imaging Data Breach suit ask Court to Approve $1.85M Settlement

East River Medical Imaging Data Breach

hacker sitting at desk in low light.East River Medical Imaging (“East River” or “ERMI”), a New York-based healthcare imaging provider, experienced a cyber security incident between August 31, 2023 and September 20, 2023. The incident potentially impacted sensitive information including consumers’ names, contact information, insurance information, exam and/or procedure information, referring physician, and/or imaging results, and Social Security numbers. The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that the data breach put them at risk of fraud or suspicious activity.

Shub & Johns attorneys filed the first putative class action lawsuit against East River on December 5, 2023 in the Supreme Court of New York for New York County.  On February 5, 2024, the Court issued an order appointing S&J partner Benjamin F. Johns one of two Interim Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel. A single consolidated complaint was filed on March 26, 2024.

Preliminary Approval of the East River Settlement

On April 16, 2024, Shub & Johns, along with its co-counsel, filed an unopposed motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement. The parties  now wait for the court to issue an order on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval. If granted, individuals impacted will be notified and have the chance to submit a claim before the final approval hearing. Details regarding the Proposed Settlement are still to come.

The case is Guarnaschelli et al. v. East River Medical Imaging, P.C., No. 656099/2023.

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