Settlement Information

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against Forefront Dermatology, S.C. and Forefront Management, LLC (together, “Defendants” or “Forefront”), relating to a ransomware attack that initially began in May 2021, when the IT network of Forefront was hacked in a sophisticated criminal cyberattack affecting certain Forefront files that may have contained information of Forefront’s patients, employees, and/or other affiliated persons (the “Attack” or “Ransomware Attack”).

Under the Settlement, Forefront has agreed to establish a $3.75 million Settlement Fund to: (1) pay for two years of credit monitoring and insurance services (“Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services” or “CMIS”); (2) provide cash payments of up to $10,000 per Class Member for reimbursement of certain Documented Losses (“Documented Loss Payment”); and/or (3) provide cash payments of up to $125 per Class Member for reimbursement of Lost Time (“Lost Time Payment”); or, alternatively, (4) provide cash payments to Class Members (“Cash Fund Payment”). 

Who Is a Class Member?

The Court decided that Class Members include all natural persons who are residents of the United States whose Personal Information was potentially compromised in the Ransomware Attack and were sent, either by U.S. Mail or e-mail, notice by Forefront that their Personal Information may have been compromised in the Ransomware Attack.

If you received Notice of this Settlement by mail or email, you are a Class Member, and your legal rights are affected by this Settlement. If you did not receive Notice by mail or email, or if you have any questions as to whether you are a Class Member, you may contact the Settlement Administrator.

Important Dates

January 24, 2023

Deadline to Object or Exclude yourself from the Settlement


February 8, 2023

Deadline to Submit a Claim


March 1, 2023

Attend the Final Approval Hearing on March 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates, deadlines, hearing and time above may be changed without further notice to the Settlement Class, so please check this Settlement Website, or with the Court.


 

Your Legal Rights and Options

For more detailed information please review the Class Notice (Long Form), which is also available on the Court Documents page of this website.

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim

By February 8, 2023

Submitting a Claim Form is the only way that you can receive any of the Settlement Benefits provided by this Settlement, including Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services, a Documented Loss Payment, Lost Time Payment, or a Cash Fund Payment.

If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Forefront and certain Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves. You must submit a Claim Form by February 8, 2023.

Exclude Yourself From This Settlement

By January 24, 2023

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Forefront, or certain Released Parties (as defined in the Settlement Agreement), for the claims this Settlement resolves. If you exclude yourself, you will give up the right to receive any Settlement Benefits from this Settlement.

To exclude yourself, you must submit an exclusion request online or by mail, postmarked by January 24, 2023.

Object To Or Comment on the Settlement

By January 24, 2023

You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you do not think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement.

If you object, you may also file a Claim Form to receive Settlement Benefits, but you will give up the right to sue Forefront and Released Parties in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves. If you choose to object, you must do so by January 24, 2023.

Go to the “Final Approval” Hearing

On March 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

You may attend the Final Approval Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment. You are not required to attend the Final Approval Hearing.

Do NOthing

No Deadline

If you do nothing, you will not receive any of the monetary Settlement Benefits and you will give up your rights to sue Forefront and certain Released Parties for the claims this Settlement resolves.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are further explained in more detail in the Class Notice (Long Form) and on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.

 

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

February 8, 2023

Exclusion Deadline

January 24, 2023

Objection Deadline

January 24, 2023

Final Approval Hearing

March 1, 2023

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates, deadlines, hearing and time and place above may be changed without further notice to the Settlement Class, so please check this Settlement Website, or with the Court.