Joyner v. Behaviorial Health Network, Inc.
Case No. 2079CV00629
Hampden County Massachusetts Superior Court
You may be entitled to receive benefits under this class action Settlement.
This information on this website summarizes the proposed Settlement reached in a lawsuit entitled Joyner v. Behavioral Health Network, Inc., No. 2079CV00629, pending in the Hampden County Massachusetts Superior Court (“Lawsuit”). For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement available on this website, or by contacting the Settlement Administrator at Joyner v. Behavioral Health Network Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 43416, Providence, RI 02940-3416.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE
TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.
The lawsuit alleges that on or about May 26, 2020 to May 28, 2020, Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) was the victim of a cyberattack resulting in access by an unauthorized third party to certain computer systems of BHN containing personal information and protected health information stored by BHN, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, medical history information, health insurance information, and other information (the “Data Security Incident”). BHN maintains that it had meritorious defenses, and it was prepared to vigorously defend the lawsuit. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing or an indication that BHN has violated any laws.
If your information was potentially compromised in the Data Security Incident, you are a Settlement Class Member.
- The Settlement provides a $1,200,000 Settlement Fund.
- Settlement Class Members are eligible for the Settlement Offering, which is credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, by submitting the Election Form postmarked by January 26, 2022 and following the additional enrollment instructions to activate the plan as instructed.
- The Settlement also provides that Settlement Class Members who elected to receive and enrolled in the Settlement Offering may also seek reimbursement of up to $10,000 for documented Economic Losses Settlement Class Members suffered as a result of the Data Security Incident that have not been reimbursed. To be eligible for reimbursement, you must submit sufficient evidence of your economic loss and satisfy additional requirements. The deadline to submit a claim is six months after the Settlement Offering is first instituted.
- The Settlement also provides that Settlement Class Members may seek reimbursement for Lost Time related to the Data Security Incident. To be eligible for reimbursement, you must submit a claim showing the Lost Time is fairly traceable to the Data Security Incident. The deadline to submit a claim is six months after the Settlement Offering is first instituted.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
SUBMIT AN ELECTION CLAIM FORM
DEADLINE: JANUARY 26, 2022
|This is the only way for Settlement Class Members to enroll in the Settlement Offering of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance paid for by BHN.
SUBMIT ONE OR MORE REIMBURSEMENT FORMS
DEADLINE: SIX MONTHS AFTER THE SETTLEMENT OFFERING IS FIRST INSTITUTED
This is the only way for Settlement Class Members to request reimbursement of economic losses and lost time related to the Data Security Incident. For economic losses, you must elect to receive and enroll in the Settlement Offering offered through this Settlement to be eligible for reimbursement. For lost time, you do not need to enroll in the Settlement Offering. You can seek reimbursement for economic losses, for lost time, or for both.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not submit an Election Form or a Reimbursement Form, you will not receive anything from the Settlement, and you will not be able to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against BHN about the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 29, 2021
| You may object to the Settlement or to Class Counsel’s or the Class Representative’s requests for Class Counsel fees or Service Awards, respectively.
GO TO A HEARING ON DECEMBER,
|You may object to the Settlement and ask the Court for permission to speak at the Final Approval Hearing about your objection.
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
- The Court still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. No benefits will be provided, or payments made until after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and all appeals, if any, are resolved.