Update: The Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement on May 27, 2022.

Settlement Information

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against Pacific Market Research, LLC (collectively “Pacific Market Research”) relating to a cyberattack against Pacific Market Research’s computer systems that occurred on May 22, 2021 and was disclosed by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries in July 2021 (the “Ransomware Attack”).  An investigation by a cybersecurity firm could not be completely certain that the third parties did not access specific information stored on the computer systems, which may have included one or more of the following: demographic information (such as full name, date of birth, phone number, address) and workers’ compensation claim number(s) related to Washingtonian’s who had been injured and filed claims with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Who Is a Class Member?

You are part of this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if you are an individual whose personal information may have been accessed by a third party in the ransomware attack on Pacific Market Research disclosed by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries in July 2021. If you previously received a notification from Pacific Market Research of the Ransomware Attack then you may be a class member.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim Form

(deadline passed)

This is the only way you can get payment.

Exclude Yourself From the Settlement

(deadline passed)

You will not get any payment from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against Pacific Market Research.  This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Pacific Market Research or related parties for the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.

Object to the Settlement

(deadline passed)

Write to the Court with reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement.

Go To the Final Fairness Hearing

May 27, 2022

You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Fairness Hearing.


Do Nothing

No Deadline

You will not get any payment from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights. Submitting a claim form is the only way to obtain payment from this Settlement.

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

May 24, 2022

Exclusion Deadline

May 24, 2022

Objection Deadline

May 24, 2022

Fairness Hearing

May 27, 2022