In re Countrywide Financial Corp Customer Data Security Breach Litigation

Case # 08-md-01998
Case Name In re Countrywide Financial Corp Customer Data Security Breach Litigation
Jurisdiction US District Court for W.D. KY
Summary

Lawsuit concerns a breach in data privacy by the Defendant, Countrywide Financial, which included customers identifying information, as well as financial records.  An employee of Countrywide was improperly accessing the confidential customer files and selling that information to a third party.  Plaintiffs seek restitution for the loss of their information and potential theft of their identities.

Final Approval Date 08/23/2010
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were overruled.
  3. The Scott Objectors (through Attorney Burke) and Objector Baker (through Attorneys Cox Jr. and Sibley) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Class counsel motioned for an appeal bond of $160,000 ($25,000 each from both serially objecting parties, plus $110,000 from other objectors).
  5. The appeal bond was denied by the Court, finding that a previously awarded $5,000 in costs would sufficiently cover the appeal.
  6. All appeals were voluntarily dismissed.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 03/25/2011
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Memorandum Opinion.pdf
Final Judgment.pdf
Memorandum Opinion (2).pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Appeal Bond.pdf
Denial of Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
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Objection of Winfield C. Scott, Barbara A. Scott, Myra E. Simmons-Homer, John M. Calder, Peggy A. Calder

Objectors Winfield C. Scott
Barbara A. Scott
Myra E. Simmons-Homer
John M. Calder
Peggy A. Calder
Signers Todd McMurty
Attorneys Todd McMurty
R. Stephen Burke
Joseph Darrell Palmer
Summary
  1. Fee Motion has not been made available to the Class.
  2. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  3. Identity theft protections in the settlement unfairly give Defendant discretion over approving claims.

NOTE:  Joseph Darrell Palmer does not have an appearance on file in this case but his name and contact information is listed as an attorney for the Objectors in their pleadings.

Attachments Objection of Scott et al.pdf
Appeal of Scott et al Objectors.pdf
Dismissal of Scott et al Appeal.pdf
Scott et al Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Patrick Baker

Objectors Patrick Baker
Signers Kenneth J. Henry
Attorneys Kenneth J. Henry
Thomas L. Cox Jr.
Gary W. Sibley
Summary

This objection was filed under seal, since it contained personal financial information about the objector.

NOTE:  Gary W. Sibley filed his appearance on the appeal.

Attachments Cox Appearance for Objector Baker.pdf
Appeal of Objector Baker.pdf
Baker Opposition to Appeal Bond.pdf
Sibley Appearance for Objector-Appellant Baker.pdf
Dismissal of Baker Appeal.pdf
Baker Appeal Docket.pdf
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