Shub & Johns LLC attorney, Benjamin F. Johns, attended a Hearing in Franklin County, Pennsylvania where the court granted Preliminary Approval for Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Keystone Health.
Keystone Health Data Breach
Keystone Rural Health Center, a Pennsylvania-based healthcare provider doing business as Keystone Health, experienced a cyber security incident between July 28 and August 19, 2022. The incident resulted in sensitive and confidential information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, clinical information, and other personal identifiers being exposed by an unauthorized agent. The data breach affected approximately 235,237 individuals, potentially putting them at risk of fraud or suspicious activity.
Shub & Johns attorney, Benjamin F. Johns, filed a class action lawsuit against Keystone Health in October 2022, and was appointed co-lead counsel in this now consolidated class action lawsuit. On March 1, 2023, this Consolidated Federal Action was filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania.
Preliminary Approval of the Keystone Settlement
The Franklin County Court held a Preliminary Approval Hearing for the potential Settlement in the Keystone data breach class action on April 11, 2023. Plaintiff’s Counsel, Benjamin F. Johns, was in attendance when Honorable Judge Shawn D. Meyers granted preliminary approval, setting a future date for the Final Approval Hearing on August 15, 2023.
The Court found that Benjamin F. Johns, along with co-counsel, were experienced enough to be provisionally designated as Settlement Class Counsel. Details regarding the Proposed Settlement are still to come.
The case is Breneman, et al., v. Keystone Rural Health Center d/b/a Keystone Health, No. 2023-618. You can review the Preliminary Approval Order below.