Ashley Madison Customer Data Security Breach Litigation

If you used AshleyMadison.com on or before July 20, 2015, you may be eligible to receive benefits from a class action settlement.

For detailed information about the proposed Settlement, as well as instructions regarding how to submit a Claim, request exclusion from the Settlement, or object to the Settlement, please visit the Settlement Website here.

Important Dates

October 3, 2017 – Deadline to Postmark Requests for Exclusion

October 3, 2017 – Deadline to Postmark Objections

November 20, 2017 at 10:00 am – Fairness Hearing

January 2, 2018 – Deadline to File Claim Form (Postmark Deadline for Mailed Forms)

A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the Ruby Corp. (previously named Avid Life Media Inc.) and Ruby Life Inc. (previously named Avid Dating Life Inc.) (together, “Avid”) owned website AshleyMadison.com, and Noel Biderman, Avid’s former Chief Executive Officer (altogether, “Defendants”).  The Settlement resolves litigation over a data security breach by an unauthorized person or persons who publicly released personal information of Ashley Madison customers.

The class action lawsuit, known as In Re: Ashley Madison Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Case No. 4:15-MD-02669-JAR (MDL No. 2669), is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  United States District Judge John A. Ross presides over the litigation and appointed John J. Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. as Plaintiffs’ Interim Co-Lead Counsel and Class Settlement Counsel, along with W. Lewis Garrison, Jr. of Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC and Douglas P. Dowd of Dowd & Dowd, P.C.  More information about the litigation may be found on the Court’s website available here.

The Parties have agreed to settle the Action in its entirety, without any admission of liability by Defendants.

The Settlement Class includes all residents of the United States of America who used Ashley Madison on or before July 20, 2015.

Eligible Claimants are the Settlement Class Members who used Ashley Madison on or before July 20, 2015, including, but not limited to, all persons whose Personal Information was compromised or released publicly as a result of the Data Breach, who purchased the Paid Delete or Full Delete option on Ashley Madison, who suffered losses as a result of the Data Breach, or who purchased credits and have a good faith belief that they used those credits to interact with “engagers” or “bots” on Ashley Madison.

Your rights are affected whether you act or do not act.  Read the Notice carefully.

Summary Of Your Options And Legal Rights In This Settlement

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Defendants in a separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is January 2, 2018.
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED
(OPT-OUT)
If you decide to exclude yourself, you will keep the right to sue Defendants in your own separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves, but you give up the right to receive the benefits this Settlement provides. The deadline to request exclusion from the Settlement is October 3, 2017.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to it by following the procedures below and submitting your specific objection in writing. The deadline to object to the Settlement is October 3, 2017.
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will not receive the benefits that this Settlement provides and you will give up the right to sue Defendants in a separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves.

For detailed information about the proposed Settlement, as well as instructions regarding how to submit a Claim, request exclusion from the Settlement, or object to the Settlement, please visit the Settlement Website here.