The window of opportunity closed for submitting claims in the class-action lawsuit against T-Mobile for the security breach that affected almost 77 million users in 2021.
Or was it $100 million? Opinions appear to differ on the actual number of individuals whose PINs and account numbers were revealed to cyber criminals on dark web forums where such information carries a high price.
Cases related to that specific breach have been prescribed, meaning that the statute of limitations has run out and the court settlement or judgment funds have all been allocated.
How Much Money Can Claimants Get from this T-Mobile Class Lawsuit?
The problem with class action lawsuits is that even though the settlements appear large on paper, the number of claimants is typically so high that the payments are reduced substantially. In reality, many class action lawsuit settlement allotments are under $10.
Claimants might figure that payment that low isn’t worth the effort of pursuing the claim or filing a lawsuit. That is a valid perspective, but that isn’t the only purpose of filing a class action or trying to sue T-Mobile or other companies.
Class action lawsuits pressure companies to do better for their present and future customers and consumers in general. It holds them accountable when their services or products cause harm or damage to others. By taking these legal actions against corporations, affected consumers force businesses to do right by their customers and uphold their industries’ best practices and standards.
Can Others with Claims for Damages Against T-Mobile Submit a Claim?
Anyone who has an unresolved dispute with an individual or business has the right to pursue civil justice under the law. Not all claims will qualify as class actions, of course, but that should not stop legitimate claimants from pursuing compensation for their losses.
Consider Using the Small Claims Courts in Your Jurisdiction
One of the most expedient, efficient, and cost-effective ways to resolve a civil claim against a company or individual is to utilize the small claims courts within your jurisdiction.
You may counter that while you want to save money and time and get a favorable resolution to your case, you have no idea how to initiate the process.
Good news! Dispute has made it simple to use the small claims courts to get the civil justice you deserve.
How Dispute Can Help You Resolve Your Claim for Damages
Because Dispute is an e-scrivener site and not a law firm, we don't charge the exorbitant rates that attorneys command. But we can take the guesswork out of pursuing damage claims for our clients.
All claims for damages begin with a formal demand for payment sent via certified mail. This accomplishes several things, including:
- Establishing a debt is owed and the amount that will be acceptable to satisfy it
- A summary of the circumstances regarding the origination of the debt or claim for damages
- The final date that payment will be accepted
- That legal consequences will follow should the debt or claim be ignored
Dispute provides templates that can be customized for demand letters. Many claims are resolved by demand letters because they serve as a notification that the claimant is serious about resolving the matter legally.
In cases where demand letters fail to resolve your claim, Dispute can still do the job. We can also help you generate small claims paperwork for you to file wherever you please.
What Happens if the Defendants Ignore the Lawsuit?
It happens. Perhaps they are simply scofflaws who have no respect for the rule of law in the first place. Maybe they disagree with your version of events and feel like they owe you nothing.
Small claims courts give defendants the opportunity to present their side of the story in front of the small claims court judge. If defendants forfeit this opportunity, the courts will then enter a default judgment in favor of the plaintiffs into the court record.
With that judgment, you can seek the funds awarded to you by the court.