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Stolen Financial Information

Equifax Sign

People were shocked to hear of the data breach at Equifax, the possessor of an enormous amount of personal and credit account information (PII/CAI) for tens of thousands of people. The complaint for this class action claims that the company was negligent in its measures to protect the information, thus violating the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). In addition to the burden of placing “freezes” and “alerts” with agencies, closing or modifying accounts, and monitoring credit reports and accounts, the complaint alleges that victims of data breaches can be subject to serious harm—drained bank accounts, medical treatments on the victim’s insurance, charges on credit cards, fraudulent obtaining of government benefits in the victim’s name.

Neiman Marcus store

The Neiman Marcus Group is settling a class action alleging that it was negligent and otherwise in violation of its duties in the case of a recent data breach. In January 2014, the company announced that it had experienced a data breach that exposed payment card information of customers who had made purchases at several of its stores.

Chipotle meal

The complaint for this class action alleges when hackers accessed the point-of-sale systems at Chipotle locations throughout the US,  customers and victims didn’t hear anything about the data theft for a month.

image representing a data breach

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that patients provided certain patient information to the Tampa General Hospital, and that one or more former hospital employees inappropriately accessed that patient information. The lawsuit further claims that the Hospital is responsible for certain potential losses to patients allegedly resulting from the events described in the lawsuit. 

Scottrade sued for security breach

This lawsuit alleges that Scottrade breached its fiduciary duties to account holders by failing to exercise reasonable security precautions and comply with industry standards for storing confidential and private personal information, in violation of California consumer and business statutes.

This class action alleges that Experian failed to adequately safeguard the personal information of roughly 15 million persons, which was stolen by hackers from Experian. The information includes names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and so on. 

Patients Sues Medical Informatics Engineering For Data Breach

This lawsuit alleges that Medical Informatics Engineering violated the law by having inadequate security protocols in place such that patients’ sensitive medical and financial records in its custody were stolen.