District Court Grants Final Approval to Chipotle Data Breach Settlement

At the final approval hearing on December 12, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado indicated that it was granting final approval to a class action settlement related to the 2017 Chipotle data breach. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP served as co-lead counsel for Plaintiffs and the class of consumers who used a payment card at one of the locations affected by the breach.

Under the terms of the settlement, all class members who submitted a valid claim during the claim period are entitled to reimbursements of up to $250 for certain categories of ordinary expenses incurred as a result of the data breach, such as unreimbursed charges or fees from banks or credit card companies.  Class members may also be entitled to reimbursement of extraordinary expenses of up to $10,000.

The lawsuit is titled Gordon, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-01415-CMA.  A copy of the Court’s order granting final approval to the settlement will be posted below once it has been issued.  More information about the settlement can be found on the settlement website at https://www.cmgcardsettlement.com/index.html.

Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Andrew W. Ferich