Kimpton Data Breach Deal Rejected Over Settlement Cap

By Joyce Hanson (September 14, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has denied for the second time Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC's settlement with a proposed class of consumers suing over a 2016 data breach, questioning whether the settlement with a cap of $600,000 is designed to fully compensate anyone who was injured.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria on Thursday denied the revised class action settlement brought by lead plaintiff Andrew Parsons against the luxury boutique hotel chain, saying the basic structure of the settlement is reasonable but disagreeing with Kimpton counsel's assertion that all claimants would be fairly paid for their efforts to protect their identities....

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