Welcome to the In re Waste Management Data Breach Litigation Class Action Website.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read this website and the Notice carefully.

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning a data breach at USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC, (“WM” or “Defendant”). The data breach occurred in January 2021 when an unauthorized third party gained access to certain WM systems (the “Data Security Incident”). Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that the Data Security Incident potentially exposed certain individuals’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. The Settlement would resolve the lawsuit without an admission of liability by WM. The lawsuit is called In re Waste Management Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 1:21-cv-06199-DLC (S.D.N.Y.). The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by the Defendant.

The Settlement Class includes all individuals to whom Defendant sent notice of the January 2021 Data Security Incident. If you are a Settlement Class Member, your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you act.

You are part of the Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if you received notice of the Data Security Incident from WM. Settlement Class Members were also sent notice of this Settlement via U.S. Mail.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit:
Submit a Claim Form

This is the only way you may receive benefits from this Settlement.

The deadline to submit a Claim Form is March 14, 2024.

Exclude Yourself from the Settlement

You will receive no payment or benefit from the Settlement, but you will retain any rights you currently have with respect to Defendant and the issues in this case.

The deadline to exclude yourself from the Settlement is January 29, 2024.

Object to the Settlement

Write to the Court explaining why you do not agree with the Settlement. You will remain in the Class and be subject to the Release if the Court approves the Settlement.

The deadline to object is January 29, 2024.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing

You or your attorney may attend and speak about your objection at the Final Approval Hearing.

The Final Approval Hearing will be held on March 15, 2024.

Do Nothing You will not get any benefit from the Settlement, and you will give up the right to sue WM for claims arising out of the Data Security Incident. You will remain in the Class and be subject to the Release.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further in the Notice and on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of this website. For complete details, please see the Settlement Agreement, available here.