Learn more about the LifeLabs Privacy Breach Class Action.
Were you a LifeLabs customer on or before December 17, 2019, and were you living in Canada as of October 25, 2023? If so, you belong to a class of people who could get cash benefits from a class action settlement with LifeLabs.
The Class Action Lawsuit
The Class Action was brought against LifeLabs Inc. and related LifeLabs companies following an attack by a criminal cyber-attacker on its database of customer personal health information. The Action alleged that LifeLabs was negligent in its protection of that data. LifeLabs denied all such allegations.
The Class includes approximately 8.6 million persons whose personal information (including provincial health card numbers) was stolen, including approximately 131,957 Class members whose confidential test requisitions or test results were stolen by hackers.
LifeLabs paid a ransom and the cyber-attackers returned the data. That data has not been identified as being sold on the dark web or otherwise misused by anyone.
Who Can File A Claim?
All persons in Canada who are living as of the date of Settlement Approval who is a current or former user of LifeLabs services as part of the data breach publicly disclosed on December 17, 2019, excluding any officer, director, or executive level employee of the Defendants are eligible to make a claim.
How Much Will I Get?
LifeLabs will pay a guaranteed amount of $4.9M, and up to a further $4.9M depending on the number of claims made. Each Class Member who completes a valid claim form during the claim period will be eligible to receive compensation of $50, up to a maximum of $150.
Note that Class Members may receive more or less than $50, depending on the number of claims filed, and the legal fees and disbursements which have been approved by the Court.
About Your Payment
Payments will only occur after the end of the claim period. Once you submit your claim form with all fields completed and signed, no further action is required until it is time for the payments to be made, which will be subsequent to April 6, 2024.
The Claim Period ends on April 6, 2024.