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Various media outlets dubbed 2014 “the Year of the Data Breach.” Unfortunately for businesses, breach of their secure systems by hackers may be only the beginning of the bad news – which often culminates in class action...more
Previously I wrote about banks joining the legal battle over data breaches. Anyone not living under a rock knows that there is multidistrict class action litigation involving Target’s massive data breach in December 2013...more
Target’s 2013 data breach has generated over 100 consumer lawsuits, which were consolidated last year before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. On December 18, 2014, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a...more
Since December 15, 2014, six putative class actions have been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., asserting claims by current and former employees whose personal information was allegedly stolen during the...more
A recent California federal district court order may prove a massive boon to data breach class action plaintiffs. The Northern District of California order, issued in In re Adobe Systems, Inc. Privacy Litigation, denied...more
In This Issue:
- The Critical Takeaway for Every Company From the Sony Cyber Attack
- Sony Data Breach Class Action Complaint Provides Insight Into Cybersecurity Issues
- Reminder: New California Data...more
Symantec Corporation, the data security software provider, filed a motion to quash the plaintiffs’ third-party subpoena in the consolidated class action over Target Corporation’s massive customer data breach in late 2013. ...more
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In a seven-page opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted P.F. Chang’s motion to dismiss claims brought by two of its customers alleging that P.F. Chang’s failed to comply with reasonable...more
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It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary...more
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It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary information....more
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The Court hearing the Target data security breach litigation issued a ruling on December 2, 2014, largely denying Target’s motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint in the Financial Institutions Cases....more
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On December 2, 2014, a U.S. District Court in Minnesota ruled that a group of banks and other financial institutions (collectively, “FIs”) could proceed with a class action against large national retailer Target arising from...more
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