Wawa Data Breach Class Action
Berger Montague serves as Co-Lead Counsel in the Consumer Track of this data breach class action, captioned In re Wawa, Inc. Data Security Litig., No. 19-cv-6019 (E.D. Pa.).
The case arose from a computer hacker’s theft of approximately 30 million credit and debit card numbers from Wawa, Inc. in 2019. The data breach involved payment cards used at Wawa from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019.
Wawa is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Florida.
About the Settlement
The case has been settled, subject to court approval. The settlement provides monetary relief to consumers, as well as several improvements to Wawa’s data security systems.
The monetary portion of the settlement totals up to $9 million in benefits consisting of: (i) $5 Wawa gift cards of up to $6 million in aggregate for consumers who used their credit or debit cards at Wawa during the data breach period and did not experience any fraudulent activity on their cards; (ii) $15 Wawa gift cards of up to $2 million in aggregate for consumers who used their credit or debit cards at Wawa during the data breach period and experienced fraudulent activity that was subsequently reversed by their card-issuing banks; and (iii) cash reimbursements of up to $500 per person and $1 million in aggregate for consumers who incurred out-of-pocket losses or indirect costs as a result of the data breach.
The Settlement also includes Injunctive Relief designed to strengthen Wawa’s payment card system to prevent future intrusions. These enhancements, along with others made prior to the settlement and attributed in part to the litigation, are valued at no less than $35 million.
For more information about the settlement and claims process, please visit the settlement website at www.WawaConsumerDataSettlement.com.
A copy of the Consolidated Class Action Complaint is available here
About Berger Montague
Berger Montague is one of the largest class action law firms in the U.S. The firm has more than 60 attorneys and an experienced team of paralegals and support staff. Berger Montague has been a leader in the class action field for more than 50 years.
The firm has a long track record of successfully litigating data breach class actions. Information about our data breach practice area is available here.