Who is a Class Member
- If you are a “current or former ADT customer who between November 13, 2009 and August 15, 2016 entered into a contract with ADT or an ADT dealer for installation of a residential security system, or who had ADT or an ADT dealer install a residential security system, that includes at least one wireless peripheral sensor,” you may benefit from this class action settlement.
Note: The Settlement Class does not include those current and former ADT residential customers whose accounts were assumed, purchased or otherwise acquired by ADT from any third-party other than ADT dealers, including but not limited to any other alarm company.
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- Settlement Class Members “who executed a residential security contract with ADT or an ADT dealer for installation of a residential security system with a wireless peripheral sensor, or who had ADT or an ADT dealer install a residential security system with a wireless peripheral sensor, during the period November 13, 2009 through July 23, 2014,” can receive $15 each.
- Settlement Class Members “who executed a residential security contract with ADT or an ADT dealer for installation of a residential security system with a wireless peripheral sensor, or who had ADT or an ADT dealer install a residential security system with a wireless peripheral sensor, during the period July 24, 2014 through August 15, 2016,” can receive $45 each.
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ADT Home Security System Hacking Settlement Notes
- Edenborough v. The ADT Corporation and ADT, LLC d/b/a ADT Security Services
- Case No. 16-cv-02233-JST
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
The ADT Home Security System Hacking Settlement resolves claims brought in five separate class action lawsuits filed in Arizona, California, Florida, and Illinois. The plaintiffs contend ADT failed to disclose to residential customers the alleged vulnerability of its residential wireless security systems. Specifically, system’s wireless peripheral sensors can allegedly become disabled of jammed by various electronic devices. Instead, ADT reportedly concealed these vulnerabilities and promoted the safety, security, and peace of mind of its systems to customers.
The action originated back in November 2014, when Plaintiff Dale Baker filed a putative class action in Illinois Federal Court alleging that ADT’s wireless home security equipment and monitoring services are unencrypted and can be easily intercepted and hacked. Since then, the case has been heavily litigated, extensive discovery has been conducted, and the plaintiffs’ claims have survived several motions to dismiss.
ADT continues to denies any actions of wrong doing or liability but have agreed to $16,000,000.00 settlement pool in order to avoid further litigation.
Class members who wish to submit a claim must do so by February 26, 2018.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves from the settlement must notify the Settlement Administrator in writing and postmarked no later than January 2, 2018 (class members cannot submit an exclusion over the phone or via the adthomesecuritysettlement.com website). All exclusion requests must be submitted to ADT Settlement Administration, c/o Dahl Administration, PO Box 3614, Minneapolis, MN, 55403-0614 (please include proper postage).
- 1/2/18: Objection deadline
- 1/2/18: Opt out or exclusion deadline
- 2/1/18: Settlement approval hearing at 2:00 p.m. PST (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie)
- 2/26/18: Claim form deadline
- Mail: ADT Home Security Settlement, c/o Dahl Administration, PO Box 3614, Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614
- Phone: 1-888-439-1531
- Email: info@ADTHomeSecuritySettlement.com
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