Sonic Customers Strike $4.3M Deal In Data Breach MDL

By Christopher Crosby (October 11, 2018, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Sonic Drive-In customers in multidistrict litigation over the national fast food restaurant chain's 2017 credit card data breach have asked an Ohio federal judge to approve a $4.3 million settlement.

Nearly two dozen diners on Wednesday made the request, which would create a nationwide class of Sonic customers affected by the breach, saying the deal to end their claims is fair when weighed against the risk of further litigation.

The plaintiffs had argued that Sonic Corp. didn't do enough to stop hackers from stealing card numbers and personal information from some 325 drive-in franchises across the country. In the proposed settlement,...

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