Adobe Data Breach Ruling Gives New Hope to Plaintiffs

September 2014

Data breach class actions have multiplied rapidly in the wake of several sophisticated, large-scale attacks on corporate computer systems, and a recent decision in California federal court may have added some new fuel to the fire. In a sharp departure from a string of recent decisions across the country, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California concluded that plaintiffs suing Adobe Systems Inc. had standing to bring claims against Adobe arising from a massive breach in 2013 even though they could not allege actual misuse of their stolen personal information.

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