Welcome to the Volkswagen/Audi Data Incident Litigation Website

If you are a former, current, or prospective Volkswagen or Audi customer who received notice in June 2021 that your personal information may have been compromised in a data security incident, you are eligible for a monetary award from a class action settlement.

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A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit arising from an alleged data security incident involving the personal information (“PI”) and sensitive personal information (“SPI”) of certain current, former, and prospective customers of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) and Audi of America, LLC (“Audi”). The class action is brought against Volkswagen, Audi, and Sanctus LLC d/b/a Shift Digital (“Shift Digital”) (collectively, “Defendants”) by named plaintiffs Ricardo Villalobos, John Hajny, Anthony Service and Jeremy Adams, individually and on behalf of a settlement class of persons residing in the United States to whom Volkswagen and/or Audi sent notice that their PI or SPI may have been exposed as a result of the data security incident.

Defendants dispute that they have violated any laws, deny all of the plaintiffs’ allegations of wrongdoing, and disclaim all liability with respect to all claims. However, to avoid the risk and expense of further litigation, the parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit on the terms and conditions set forth in a Settlement Agreement between the parties, which is available here. If the Court gives final approval of the settlement, Defendants will pay $3.5 million into a settlement fund, which will be used to provide monetary awards to settlement class members as described in this website. Settlement administration expenses, an award of attorneys’ fees and costs to class counsel, and service awards to the named plaintiffs will also be paid from the settlement fund.

Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing. Please read this website and the notice carefully and completely.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form
By April 12, 2023

You may claim a settlement award by submitting a timely claim form. This is the only way to receive a monetary payment from the settlement fund. You can submit a claim form online here, download a claim form here and mail it, or call 866-329-0166 and ask for a claim form to be mailed to you.

For more detailed information on how to submit a claim form, see FAQ 9 through FAQ 11.

Object
By March 13, 2023

You may object to the terms of the settlement by submitting a timely objection. In the objection, you may explain why you do not like the settlement.

For more detailed information on how to object to the settlement, see FAQ 18 and FAQ 19.

Exclude Yourself
By March 13, 2023

You may opt out of the settlement by submitting a timely request for exclusion. By opting out, you will not receive a monetary benefit from this settlement, but you will retain the right to bring your own lawsuit against Defendants related to the data security incident. This is the only option that allows you to bring a separate action against Defendants.

For more detailed information on how to opt out of the settlement, see FAQ 13 through FAQ 15.

Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not get a monetary payment from this Settlement. You will give up rights to submit a claim in this Settlement or to bring a separate action against Defendants related to the data security incident.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further in the notice and on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.