If Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. (“Pape-Dawson”) Notified You Of A Data Security Incident, You May Be Eligible For Benefits From A Class Action Settlement.

Important Dates

Exclusion Deadline
Objection Deadline
Claim Deadline
Final Fairness Hearing
  • A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit known as Richard Charitat v. Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc., Case No.: 2022CI21570 (“Lawsuit”), filed in the 438th Judicial District of Bexar County, Texas.
  • This Lawsuit arises out of unauthorized access to Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.’s (“Pape-Dawson”) systems, which was discovered by Pape-Dawson on or about February 21, 2022 (the “Data Security Incident"), and allegations concerning certain files allegedly accessed during the Data Security Incident that may have contained personally identifiable information (“PII”) about Pape-Dawson’s current and former employees, including, but not limited to full names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification numbers, employment passport numbers, and medical information. Pape-Dawson disagrees with Plaintiff’s claims and denies any wrongdoing.
  • All Settlement Class Members can receive the following benefits from the Settlement: (1) reimbursement for up to $325 for documented out-of-pocket expenses and fees for credit reports, credit monitoring, or other identity theft insurance products, (2) reimbursement for up to three (3) hours of lost time spent dealing with the Data Security Incident ($25 per hour), if at least one (1) full hour was spent dealing with the Data Security Incident, and (3) reimbursement for documented extraordinary losses, not to exceed $4,000 per Settlement Class Member, for proven actual monetary losses.
  • Settlement Class Members can receive a one-year subscription for credit monitoring services through CyEx.
  • Pape-Dawson will also continue to provide security for employee PII.
  • You are included in this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if Pape-Dawson identified you as being among those individuals impacted by the Data Security Incident, including all who were sent a notice of the Data Security Incident.
  • Your legal rights are affected regardless of whether you do or do not act. Read this Notice carefully.
Submit a Claim and/or Receive Credit Monitoring

You must submit a valid Claim to get money or credit monitoring from this Settlement.

Claim Forms must be submitted online by November 9, 2023 or, if mailed, postmarked no later than November 9, 2023.

Do Nothing

If you do nothing, you remain in the Settlement.

You give up your rights to sue and you will not get any money.

Exclude Yourself

Get out of the Settlement. Get no money. Keep your rights.

This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to sue about the claims in this Lawsuit. You will not get any money or credit monitoring from the Settlement.

Your request to exclude yourself must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2023.

File an Objection

Stay in the Settlement, but tell the Court why you think the Settlement should not be approved.

Objections must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2023.

Go to a Hearing

You can ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, at your own expense. See Question 18 for more details.

The Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for November 13, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.