Gupta, et al. v. Aeries Software, Inc.
School Data Breach Settlement
8:20-cv-00995-FMO-ADS

Welcome to the School Data Breach Settlement Website

If you are in the United States and had an Aeries Software, Inc. account through the San Dieguito Union High School District at the time of a data breach which occurred beginning on or about November 4, 2019, you may be eligible for benefits from a class action settlement.

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  • A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit called Anurag Gupta and by and through him, D.G. and V.G., his minor children, et al. v. Aeries Software, Inc., Case No. 8:20-cv-00995-FMO-ADS (C.D. Cal.) (the “Settlement”).

  • The lawsuit relates to a data breach that took place beginning on or about November 4, 2019, affecting certain personal information of individuals with Aeries Software, Inc. (“Aeries”) accounts through the San Dieguito Union High School District relating to the Aeries School Information System utilized to manage student data (the “Data Breach”). 

  • Aeries denies all allegations of wrongdoing or liability made in the lawsuit. 

  • The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Instead, both sides have agreed to the Settlement to avoid the cost of further litigation.

  • You are Settlement Class Member if you had an Aeries account at the time of the Data Breach which occurred beginning on or about November 4, 2019.

  • The proposed Settlement provides for a fund totaling $1.75 million. The Settlement Fund will be used to pay for the following: (1) all Notice and Administration Expenses; (2) any award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses approved by the Court; (3) any Service Award to the Settlement Class Representative; (4) Approved Claims for Out-of-Pocket Losses; (5) Approved Claims for Attested Time; and (6) Additional Cash Payments. The proposed Settlement also includes Credit Monitoring Services and Equitable Relief that will be paid by Aeries separate and apart from the Settlement Fund.

  • Settlement Class Members’ rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice. The deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this website regularly for updates and further details.

  • Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Your legal rights may be affected whether or not you act. Please read this website and the Notice carefully.

Submit a Claim Form Online Or Postmarked By October 7, 2022
  • File a claim for Settlement benefits (compensation and/or credit monitoring) online or by mail
  • Be bound by the Settlement
  • Give up your right to sue or continue to sue Aeries for the claims in this case
Ask To Be Excluded By October 10, 2022
  • Remove yourself from the Settlement and receive no Settlement benefits.
  • Keep your right to sue or continue to sue Aeries for the claims in this case
Object By October 10, 2022
  • Tell the Court what you do not like about the proposed Settlement
  • You will still be bound by the Settlement, and you may still file a claim
  • You cannot both request exclusion and object
Attend The Hearing On November 10, 2022 At 10:00 a.m.

(The date and time of the hearing are subject to change; please check this website often for updates.)
  • Ask to speak in Court about the Settlement
  • If you want your own attorney to represent you, you must pay for him or her yourself
  • File your Notice of Intent to Appear by October 31, 2022
Do Nothing
  • Receive no Settlement benefits
  • Give up your right to sue or continue to sue Aeries for the claims in this case

 

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
School Data Breach Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91130
Seattle, WA 98111