Marriott / Starwood Privacy Breach International Class Action

Marriott / Starwood Privacy Breach International Class Action

Marriott / Starwood Privacy Breach International Class Action

 

On December 24, 2018, a proposed class action, on behalf of individuals anywhere in the world, was filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia alleging that Marriott and/or Starwood failed to maintain their database systems resulting in a data breach lasting for four years.

This class action seeks, among other things, a Court order requiring Marriott and/or Starwood to pay damages to its customers, provide credit monitoring services, to secure its information systems going forward, and for a court-ordered procedure for class members to prove any further damages suffered as a result of the breach.

If the action is authorized by the Superior Court of British Columbia to proceed as a class action, you will be automatically included as a class member. To receive updates on the progress of this lawsuit, please subscribe to our Mailing List below. Joining the mailing list does not create any financial obligation.

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December 24, 2018 A proposed class action was filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  1. Am I part of this class action?
    The class action is a proposed international class action. It covers customers anywhere in the world who had their personal information stored on the Starwood database, which was subject to the data breach.
    We will be asking the Courts to have class members automatically included in the case once the case is certified as a class action. At this time, there is no action required to be part of this class action.
  2. Do I need to take any action to be part of this case now?
    No action is required at this point. However, please keep records of:
    1. any correspondence including receipts of previous stays at Starwood properties,
    2. any bank/credit card statements that you believe contained fraudulent transactions,
    3. copies of any phishing emails you believe may relate to this incident,
    4. record of the time you spent in taking any necessary steps to protect your personal information, including any time spent on the phone with the bank or
    credit card company, and
    5. any police reports or police file numbers, in the event that you are victim of an identity theft or fraud
    This information may be necessary after the certification of this class action.
  3. Can I still commence an individual action (e.g. Small Claims case)?

    This class action does not preclude you from pursing the matter individually in court.
    However, as part of the class action procedure, the Court may stay or suspend any individual actions or similar actions that are pending in order to conserve judicial resources and avoid both a multiplicity of proceedings and contradictory outcomes.
    Evolink Law Group cannot advise you in an individual action. Please consult your lawyer if you plan to proceed individually.

  4. Will class members be liable for Marriott’s and Starwood’s legal fees if this class action does not succeed?
    Class members are not liable for the defendant's legal fees if this class action is not certified or if we do not succeed at the common trial.
    When will I hear further information about this class action? We will notify those that have signed up to our Mailing List on the next steps and when
    they expect a notice from the Court.
  5. What are we asking for in this class action against Marriott and Starwood?
    This class action seeks, among other things, a Court order requiring Marriott and/or Starwood to pay damages to its customers, provide credit monitoring services, to secure its information systems going forward, and for a court-ordered procedure for class members to prove any further damages suffered as a result of the breach.