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Mapco To Pay $1.9 Million in Data Breach Class Action Suit

The lawsuit was brought in 2014 by Winsouth Credit Union and First National Community bank.
February 9, 2017

​BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In January, a Tennessee federal court ordered Mapco Express Inc. to pay approximately $1.9 million to settle class action claims arising from a 2013 data breach by third-party hackers, reports JD Supra LLC.

The lawsuit was brought in 2014 by Winsouth Credit Union and First National Community bank. The settlement requires Mapco to pay $700,000 into a consumer settlement fund in addition to the $1.2 million that the company has paid to Visa and MasterCard, in furtherance of payouts associated with their data breach recovery procedures, while also certifying a class of the two companies’ cardholders, writes JD Supra.

The news source suggests that federal courts are not shying away from awarding large settlements against companies that expose consumer data to potential breaches.