A federal judge has preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of $25 million between Home Depot and financial institutions that issued payment cards that were affected by the Home Depot data breach in 2014. This proposed settlement amount is in addition to the $140 million settlement with other payment card issuers such as American Express and Discover through card brand recovery processes.

The proposed class that is the subject matter of the settlement includes approximately 20-30 percent of the financial institutions that issued credit and debit cards to Home Depot consumers, including 50 financial institutions from 44 states, 16 state credit union associations and the Credit Union National Association. This is the second time a retailer has agreed to a settlement outside the card recovery process-the first was Target’s settlement of financial institutions’ claims in the amount of $19.1 million.