Case Information

  • In Re Ambry Genetics Data Breach Litigation

  • United States District Court Central District of California, Southern Division

  • 8:20-cv-00791

  • (866) 606-5647

Notice of Ambry Genetics Data Breach Class Action Settlement

THIS NOTICE MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

  • A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against Ambry Genetics Corporation (“Ambry”), relating to the data breach that Ambry announced in April 2020.
  • If you are one of the approximately 225,370 patients who are identified on the Settlement Class List, whose Protected Health Information (“PHI”) and Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) was allegedly contained in an employee’s compromised email account in the Data Breach, you are included in this Settlement as a “Class Member.”
  • Under the Settlement, Ambry has agreed to establish a $12,250,000 Settlement Fund to pay for (1) credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, (2) cash payments to Class Members for reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket costs and up to $30 per hour for up to ten hours for time spent addressing or remedying issues fairly traceable to the Data Breach; (3) an additional cash payment to Class Members who were a resident or citizen of California or Illinois sometime between January 22, 2017 and October 5, 2022, and (4) the costs of the settlement administration, court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses and service awards for the Class Representatives. In addition, Ambry has taken or will take certain remedial measures and enhanced security measures that it will continue to implement.
  • Your legal rights will be affected whether you act or do not act.

YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

FILE A CLAIM FORM

DEADLINE:

FEBRUARY 7, 2023

Submitting a Claim Form is the only way that you can receive any of the benefits provided by this Settlement.

If you submit a Claim Form or cash or deposit a check for a Subclass Payment, you will give up the right to sue the Defendants and certain related parties in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THIS SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE:

JANUARY 9, 2023

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendants, or certain related parties, for the claims this Settlement resolves.

If you exclude yourself, you will give up the right to receive any benefits from this Settlement.

OBJECT TO OR COMMENT ON THE SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE:

JANUARY 9, 2023

You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you don’t think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement.

If you object, you may also file a Claim Form to receive Settlement benefits, but you will give up the right to sue the Defendants in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

GO TO THE “FINAL FAIRNESS” HEARING

DATE: MARCH 6, 2023

You may attend the Final Fairness Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Final Fairness Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment. You are not required to attend the Final Fairness Hearing.

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will not receive any of the Settlement benefits and you will give up your rights to sue Defendants and certain related parties for the claims this Settlement resolves.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. No Settlement benefits or payments will be provided unless the Court approves the Settlement and it becomes final. Please be patient.

Video: How to File a Claim

Important Dates


Preliminary Approval Order10/05/2022
Notification Mailing11/09/2022
Opt Out Deadline01/09/2023
Objection Deadline01/09/2023
Claim Deadline02/07/2023
Final Approval Hearing 03/06/2023