Update: Distribution of Settlement Awards to valid Class Members began on March 13, 2023. Please allow 14 days for delivery for your paper check. If you have any issues, please email info@B-Kdatasettlement.com.

  • As of Feb 16, 2023, the process to enroll in Identity Defense Complete is now active and will remain open through May 17, 2023.  After May 17, 2023, the enrollment process will close, and your Identity Defense Complete Activation Code will no longer be active. Please email Info@B-KDataSettlement.com for help locating your Identity Defense Complete Activation Code. If you need assistance with the enrollment process or have questions regarding Identity Defense Complete, please call the Identity Defense Complete Customer Service Team toll-free at 1-877-600-2702.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Bansley & Kiener, L.L.P. (“Bansley”) relating to a cyberattack against Bansley’s computer systems that occurred in 2020 (the “Data Incident”). The computer systems affected by the Data Incident may have contained some personal information (such as names, dates of birth, and/or Social Security numbers).

The Court in charge of this case is the Circuit Court, First Judicial Circuit, Cook County, Illinois. The case is known as Nelson v. Bansley & Kiener, L.L.P., Case No. 2021CH06274 (the “Lawsuit”). The persons who filed the Lawsuit are called the Plaintiffs and the entity they sued, Bansley & Kiener, L.L.P., is called the Defendant.

Settlement Information

The Settlement provides payments to people who submit valid claims for out-of-pocket expenses and charges that were incurred and plausibly arose from the Data Incident, for other extraordinary unreimbursed monetary losses and for reimbursement for time spent dealing with the Data Incident.

The Settlement also provides for twelve (12) months of identity theft protection service to all Settlement Class members who claim the service.

Who is Included

You are part of this Settlement as a Settlement Class member if you previously received a notification from Bansley of the Data Incident.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a claim

Deadline Passed

Stay in the Class and submit a Claim Form to receive a payment.

This is the only way you can get payment. You may submit a claim HERE.

Exclude yourself from the settlement

Deadline Passed

Get no benefits under the settlement.

You will not get any payment from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against Bansley. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Bansley 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.

If you are a member of the Settlement Class, and you do not exclude yourself from the settlement, you may object to the settlement or any part of the settlement that you think the Court should reject.

go to the final fairness hearing

On November 29, 2022

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.

You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Fairness Hearing. You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself.


No deadline

You will not get 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

Submit a Claim

December 12, 2022

Exclusion Deadline

October 10, 2022

Objection Deadline

October 10, 2022

Fairness Hearing

November 29, 2022