Sonic, which has more than 3,000 locations across the United States, was hit with 12 separate class action lawsuits over the data breach.
On October 4, 2017, SONIC Drive-In announced a massive data breach in its payment processing system. Based in Oklahoma City, the fast-food chain discovered a malware attack targeting specific locations and customers using debit and credit cards to pay for their meals.
A number of class action lawsuits were filed after it was revealed that Sonic’s cyber security system failed to protect consumer data from an attack on their cash registers.
According to the Sonic class action lawsuits, the data breach occurred throughout 2017 and affected 325 Sonic Drive-In locations nationwide.
Class Members who are reside in the United States and made a purchase using a credit or debit card at one of the 325 impacted Sonic Drive-In locations from April 7, 2017 through October 28, 2017.
$10 or $40 .Class Members whose debit and credit card information was allegedly exposed can receive $10. Class Members subject to fraudulent charges can claim $40.
Proof of Purchase
Depending on the nature of your specific claim, you may need to provide supporting materials.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Settlement Insider is not a Settlement Administrator).
Sonic Corp. Customer Data Security Breach, Case No. 1:17-md-02807, in the U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio.
Settlement Website Status
William B. Federman and Carin L. Marcussen of Federman & Sherwood, Marc E. Dann and Brian D. Flick of the Dann Law Firm, Melissa R. Emert of Stull Stull & Brody, Michael Fuller of Olsen Daines, Miles N. Clark of Knepper & Clark LLC and Thomas A. Zimmerman Jr.