Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Lime Crime Data Breach Settlement include all consumers who shopped online at Lime Crime (LimeCrime.com) between October 4, 2014 and February 15, 2015 and received an Incident Notice from Lime Crime.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $110,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Up to $44

Each Class Member is entitled to receive a payment not to exceed $44 if a timely and valid claim is filed, along with a coupon for 15% off of a one-time purchase on Lime Crime’s website, valid for one year. However, if the number of eligible claimants who file a claim exceed 2,500, the amount of funds distributed to each class member will be reduced on a pro rata basis.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Lime Crime Data Breach Settlement Notes

  • Koenig v. Lime Crime Inc.
  • Case No. 2:16-cv-00503
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

In January 2016, nine named plaintiffs initiated this  class action lawsuit against Lime Crime Inc., seeking redress for the online cosmetic company’s alleged failure to secure and safeguards its customers’s personal information, including credit and debit card information, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft when a data breach occurred October 4, 2014 and ended around February 15, 2015.

According to the settlement website (www.LCSettlement.com), in February 2015, Lime Crime announced that it discovered an unauthorized installation of malicious software on the third party computer server hosting Lime Crime’s website which stored certain personally identifiable information  of its customers and that the malware could have affected the information of customers that used their payment cards on Lime Crime’s website between the time the data breach occurred. In February 2015, Lime Crime sent Incident Notices to potentially affected customers to notify them of the Incident and offer one year of complimentary identify protection and fraud resolution.

However, the plaintiffs contend “too little, too late”, alleging that Lime Crime maintained inadequate data security practices and put off notifying customers about the data breach. Specifically, the Lime Crime data breach class action lawsuit asserts that Lime Crime was first put on notice by consumers of the data breach as early as November 2014, but  attempted to suppress this early reports by consumers.

Lime Crime denies all of the allegations in the action but has agreed to settle the allegations to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.

Under the terms of the Lime Crime Data Breach Settlement, Lime Crime has agreed to implement certain data security measures, including expedited compliance with industry standards, designation of a Chief Information Security Officer, certain risk assessment and monitoring procedures, continued updates regarding to its privacy policy, and the selection and retention of service providers capable of maintaining appropriate security.

The Frequently Asked Questions section on the settlement website further summarizes the proposed Lime Crime Data Breach Settlement. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available at www.LCSettlement.com.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Lime Crime Data Breach Settlement must do so by February 22, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by April 9, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 4/9/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 2/22/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 2/26/18: Final Fairness Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.LCSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Koenig v. Lime Crime Inc. Settlement Administrator, c/o KCC Class Action Services LLC, PO Box 404016, Louisville, KY 40233-4016
  • Phone: 1-866-652-8229

Class Counsel

Settlement Website


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