Cece et al. v. St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc.

Case No. SU20CV0500 (the “Lawsuit”)

Superior Court of Athens/Clarke County, State of Georgia

If you were notified by HFMI on behalf of St. Mary’s regarding the April 2020 Data Incident, you may be eligible for a payment and credit monitoring services from a class action settlement.

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A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc. (“St. Mary’s”) and Healthcare Fiscal Management, Inc. (“HFMI”) (together, “Defendants”) relating to cyberattack against HFMI’s computer systems that occurred on or about April 13, 2020 (the “Data Incident”). The computer systems possibly affected by the Data Incident potentially contained personal and protected health information of certain individuals. The plaintiffs claim that Defendants were responsible for the Data Incident and assert claims such as negligence, negligence per se, breach of implied contract against St. Mary’s, breach of fiduciary duty against St. Mary’s, intrusion into private affairs/invasion of privacy, and breach of confidence. Defendants deny all of the claims.
If you received a notification from HFMI on behalf of St. Mary’s of the Data Incident, you are included in this Settlement as a “Settlement Class member.”
The Settlement provides payments to people who submit valid claims for out-of-pocket expenses and lost time relating to the Data Incident, and for credit monitoring and identity protection services.
Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you do or do not act. Read this notice carefully.


Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

SUBMIT A CLAIM
FORM BY
APRIL 14, 2022
This is the only way you can get payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
FROM THE 
SETTLEMENT
BY FEBRUARY 14, 2022
You will not get any payment from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against Defendants. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants or related parties for the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
OBJECT TO THE
SETTLEMENT BY FEBRUARY 14, 2022
Write to the Court with reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement.
GO TO THE FINAL FAIRNESS HEARING ON APRIL 4, 2022You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Fairness Hearing.
DO NOTHINGYou will not get any credit monitoring from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights. Submitting a claim form is the only way to obtain the credit monitoring from this Settlement.


These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this Notice. For complete details, view the Settlement Agreement, available at www.stmaryshfmisettlement.com, or call 1- 833-910-3606.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to grant final approval the Settlement. Payments will only be made after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

Call
833-910-3606
Mail
Cece et al. v. St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc. c/o Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC
P.O. Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

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Submit Claim

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Monday, February 14, 2022 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, February 14, 2022.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Monday, February 14, 2022 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Monday, February 14, 2022.
  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than Tuesday, April 8, 2014, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Thursday, April 14, 2022.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Monday, April 4, 2022 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2022. Please check this website for updates.

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