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  • Data Breach Lawsuit Information and Legal News
    A data breach occurs when sensitive information collected (and sometimes stored) by a company is made vulnerable by someone illegally accessing that information. Information breaches can occur in a number of ways, but generally involve computer hackers or computer theft, followed by unlawful access to customer or client information. This sometimes resul...
  • Following Suit: Data Breach Updates
    Feb-11-14 • A data breach can occur in a number of ways. Mainly computer hackers and computer theft allow unlawful access to customer information, which often results in personal information being sold illicitly, followed by data breach lawsuits. For instance, the stolen Target customer data immediately resulted in Target credit card attack lawsuits. Another...
  • AT&T Confirms Data Breach
    Jun-21-14 New York, NY In a year filled with data breaches and data breach lawsuits, even one more data breach story can seem like too much. With each new store, restaurant or communications company that announces a breach, customers wonder if their personal information is ever truly safe. Data breach lawsuits, alleging companies have not done enough to protect...
  • Ashley Madison Data Breach Lawsuit, Legal News and Information
    One of the largest data breaches in the world occurred in July 2015 when the Ashley Madison online dating website was hacked, releasing the personal information of 33 million user accounts (Ashley Madison claims it has 39 million members worldwide). In its wake Ashley Madison class action lawsuits have been filed in the US and in Canada, claiming neglig...
  • Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead
    Apr-8-16 Boston, MA: Of all the potential data breaches that could lead to headache, heartbreak, identity theft and a data breach lawsuit , perhaps the most damning and potentially embarrassing breach is the unlawful access of medical records. With more hospitals and health care facilities archiving and making medical records available electronically, the risks...
  • Trump Hotels Hit with Data Breach Lawsuit
    Oct-31-15 Chicago, IL: While Donald Trump continues to stump across America in his bid for the US Republican nomination (and is scheduled to serve as host of Saturday Night Live next month), the hotel chain that bears his name is facing a data breach class action after systems were hacked in two hotels in New York and other locations in Chicago, Miami, Las Veg...
  • Days after Massive Home Depot Data Breach, Lawsuits Are Filed
    Sep-16-14 Atlanta, GA The data breach that affected retail giant Home Depot, and revealed in recent days, is not only the latest example of a hacker accessing customers personal information amidst data storage systems that are generally assumed as secure, it could be the largest yet. The breach could eclipse that of Target, which affected about 40 million con...
  • Personal Identity Theft - Identity Theft Lawsuit & Attorney - ID Theft Fraud
    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. No matter how careful you are, highly skilled thieves utilize a number of identity theft scams in attempts to gain access to your private information. If you have been a victim of identity theft, experienced identity theft attorneys can help you by filing a police report and Federal Trade Commission (FTC...
  • Target Corp. on Target with $10 Million Data Breach Settlement
    Apr-11-15 St. Paul, MN It’s been a tough couple of years for Target Corp (Target). The retailer’s expansion into Canada failed miserably. What’s more, the massive data breach that hit the retailer in 2013 resulted in class-action lawsuits. Those data breach lawsuits appear to be on their way to being settled, after a US District Court Judge las...
  • Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Results in Several Lawsuits, Class Actions
    Jul-6-15 Seattle, WA The hackers responsible for the recent cyber attack on federal government computers could also have been responsible for the Premera Blue Cross Data Breach of 11 Million Accounts , or so is the supposition reported recently in the New York Times and the Puget Sound Business Journal (6/5/15). Premera is the third largest health insurer...
  • $115M Anthem Data Breach Class Action Settlement Reached
    Santa Clara, CA: A $115 million settlement has been reached in the Anthem data breach class action. The lawsuit was brought by 80 million consumers who had their personal data compromised in the massive 2015 data breach. The settlement is the largest on record for a data breach class action lawsuit. Under the terms of the deal, the funds will be u...
  • $10 Million Target Data Breach Settlement Proposed
    May-14-15 Minneapolis, MN Given the propensity to conduct banking, purchasing and other activities online that involves the sharing of sensitive personal data, any revelation of a data breach can evoke feelings of fear and violation akin to a robbery or personal assault. A data breach is, indeed, an assault on one’s privacy. The Target data breach of 2013...
  • Premera Data Breach Lawyer: Companies Must Face Consequences for Failing to Protect Identifying Information
    Jul-10-15 New York, NY When retail stores have suffered data breaches , the incidents have been big news, but data breaches at insurance companies can be even more harmful. Gary Graifman, partner at Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman in charge of consumer class-action litigation, says Premera policyholders whose information was accessed in a recent data breach c...
  • UCLA Data Breach Lawsuit Legal News and Information
    Patients of UCLA Health System Auxiliary have filed a data breach lawsuit , alleging UCLA Health failed to properly secure personal medical information. The lawsuit alleges the UCLA Health data breach potentially exposed the personal information of up to 4.5 million patients. UCLA Data Breach In July 2015, UCLA Health System announced...
  • 7th Circuit Grants Standing to Neiman Marcus Data Breach Plaintiffs
    Sep-22-15 The Seventh Circuit ruled that the risk of future harm in a data breach is sufficient to take major companies to court. Plaintiffs, such as the Neiman Marcus Group LLC customers, now have standing to hold companies liable for a data breach, regardless of whether the actual harm of identity theft ever occurs. The U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the...
  • Massive Yahoo Data Breach Revealed, Class Actions Pop Up Next Day
    Sep-28-16 Los Angeles, CA: With so many data breaches occurring in the last several years, and given the vulnerability of heretofore impenetrable platforms such as hospitals and even the federal government, experts advocate that given the increasing sophistication of hackers it’s only a matter of time before the next one. That leaves most Americans waiting for...
  • Wendy’s Data Breach Bigger Than Thought
    Jun-24-16 Columbus, OH: The Wendy's data breach may be much bigger than originally thought, according to reports. Unfortunately, Wendy’s so far isn’t giving a lot of information about how much bigger the breach is or where the stores involved are located. As a result, customers are left wondering if their personal information has been compromised in...
  • Plaintiffs Holding Hospital’s Feet to the Fire Over Data Breach
    Jul-17-14 Dothan, AL A data breach stemming from online commerce is concerning enough, given the growth of e-commerce. With more and more retailers encouraging purchases online, the potential for further data breaches looms, akin to the massive data breach last year involving Target. But there are other disconcerting data breaches, such as personal informatio...
  • Target Settles MasterCard Data Breach Lawsuit
    Apr-25-15 New York, NY Target and MasterCard have announced a settlement in lawsuits following the massive 2013 Target data breach . The settlement will see Target set aside up to $19 million to reimburse banks and credit unions affected by the data hack. Target has also announced a settlement with consumers affected by the accessing of private customer informati...
  • US Attorney General Seeks National Standard for Data Breach Disclosure
    Mar-12-14 Washington, DC The reality that finds more and more Americans conducting increasing transactions online, together with the existence of personal information parked and stored within various sources vulnerable to being hacked, suggests that data breaches will continue to be a growing threat. To that end, US Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is on record...
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