Welcome to the Information Website for the Cochran et al. v. The Kroger Co. et al. Settlement

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against The Kroger Co. (“Kroger” or “Defendant”), relating to a data breach that Kroger announced on February 19, 2021, whereby on or around January 23, 2021, Kroger learned that an unauthorized user(s) gained access to certain Kroger customer and current and former employee information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, information to process insurance claims, prescription information (such as prescription number, prescribing doctor, medication names, and dates), medical history, certain clinical services, and/or salary-related information (the “FTA Data Breach”). The FTA Data Breach was part of the breach involving Accellion, Inc.’s (“Accellion”) file transfer product called the File Transfer Appliance (FTA).

If you received a notice from Kroger that your personal information was compromised as a result of the FTA Data Breach, you are included in this Settlement as a “Class Member.”

Under the Settlement, Kroger has agreed to establish a $5 million Settlement Fund to: (1) pay for two years of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance (“Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services”); or (2) provide cash payments of up to $5,000 per Class Member for reimbursement of certain Documented Losses (“Documented Loss Payment”); or (3) provide cash payments to Class Members (“Cash Fund Payment”). The Settlement Fund will also be used to pay for the costs of the settlement administration, court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses and Service Awards for named Plaintiffs. In addition, Kroger has agreed to undertake certain remedial measures and enhanced security measures that it will continue to implement.

Your legal rights will be affected whether you act or do not act. You should read this entire website carefully.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form

The deadline to submit a claim was March 5, 2022. Being that the deadline has passed, no further claims will be accepted.

Exclude Yourself From the Settlement

The deadline to exclude yourself was February 18, 2022. Being that the deadline has passed, no further exclusions will be accepted.

Object to the Settlement

The deadline to object was February 18, 2022. Being that the deadline has passed, no further objections will be accepted.

Go to the Final Fairness Hearing

The Final Fairness Hearing was held on March 24, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific).

Do Nothing

You will not get a benefit from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website. For more information, view the Settlement Agreement available here, or you may call 1-866-790-4318 (Toll-Free).