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California Court Finds Misuse Of Information Is Not A Data Breach

Tax season is quickly becoming peak season for cyber and data incidents.  As seen during every recent tax season, last January the IRS issued warnings about fraudulent inducement scams where a corporate officer’s name is used to fraudulently request employee… Continue Reading →

P.F. Chang’s Leftovers: District Court Refuses To Address Motion To Dismiss Again After Seventh Circuit Finds Plaintiffs Have Standing In Data Breach Case

The threshold question in data breach lawsuits has been whether a litigant has “standing” to bring a cause of action against the party that allegedly caused a breach. This hurdle for litigants rises out of Article III of the Constitution that… Continue Reading →

District Court Examines Cyber Insurer’s Obligation to Investigate Claims Prior to Suit

In May 2015, the U.S. District Court for the district of Utah denied an insured’s motion for partial summary judgment in Travelers Property Casualty Company of America et al. v. Federal Recovery Serv. et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-00170. The court previously… Continue Reading →

Cyber Insurance Lawsuit Demonstrates Need to Coordinate on Cyber Risks

On January 5, 2016, a federal District Court granted the removal petition of Lloyd’s of London in a declaratory judgment action involving coverage under a cyber policy. The Hotel Monteleone originally filed a lawsuit on December 10, 2015 in the… Continue Reading →

Uber and Lyft Demonstrate How Cybersecurity Changes the Way Businesses Deal With Each Other and Customers

As the number of hacks and breaches increase in the news, people are not just becoming more accepting of data breaches, they are expecting to see data breaches. Now businesses are also expecting to see their competitors attempt to hack them…. Continue Reading →

Ashley Madison Litigation Reveals Another Hurdle for Data Breach Plaintiffs: Real Name vs. Pseudonym

As data breach plaintiffs are starting to overcome questions of whether or not they have standing to bring lawsuits in federal court under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, a recent decision may place an additional burden on plaintiffs. The August… Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Gloves Come Off in Data Breach Standing Case

While we have seen defendants in data breach cases argue that plaintiffs were not injured and therefore lack standing to bring suit, litigants in a recent data breach case have directly addressed issues some litigants have previously danced around. On August… Continue Reading →

New Study and Recent Criminal Conviction Sheds Light on the “Malicious Insiders” Threat

While large cyber attacks and data breaches may get the headlines, a recent study prepared by the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett-Packard and a recent criminal conviction of a Los Angeles Times reporter that disclosed corporate passwords on a hacker website serve… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Decision Does Not Adopt Seventh Circuit’s Reasoning in Data Breach Case

On August 6, 2015, the Illinois Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Maglio v. Advocate Health and Hosp. Corp., dismissing the complaints filed in two class action lawsuits seeking damages related to a theft of Advocate Health’s computers containing information… Continue Reading →

Seventh Circuit Weighs In on Article III Standing for Data Breach Plaintiffs

On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, directly addressing Article III of the U.S. Constitution, the standing for data breach plaintiffs. The issue of… Continue Reading →

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