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Sonic data breach settlement means cash for customers

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If you dined at a Sonic Drive-In between April 7 and October 28, 2017 -- and you paid for your meal with a credit or debit card -- you could have some money coming your way.

The Oklahoma City-based company has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit that alleged customers' financial data was compromised at 325 of its restaurants. The list includes 94 Texas locations and 11 Oklahoma locations (Sonic has more than 3,000 drive-ins in 45 states). 

While Sonic has not admitted doing anything wrong, it has agreed to establish a $4.3 million fund to pay customers who file claims and the lawyers involved in the lawsuit.

If you dined at one of the Sonic restaurants identified in the suit within the specified period and paid with a credit or debit card, you can get a $10 award by filing a claim.

If you can confirm that there were fraudulent or unauthorized charges on your payment card on or before February 28, 2018, you can receive a $40 payment. The value of the awards could vary based on the number of claims received. All claims must be received by April 19.

Note: This is not your ticket to some quick cash. The court won't decide on final approval of the settlement until July 25, and if approved then, there may still be appeals that could take another year to resolve.

List of Sonic Drive-In locations impacted by the data breach

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