Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits
Have You Received Notice Your Data Has Been Stolen?
Data Breach Cases
Hardly a day passes when news of yet another security lapse is announced and someone’s private data is stolen. It can happen to anyone, including people who are very careful about securing their personal information and social security numbers. When this happens to you, you feel helpless. The problem is even worse when your whole family’s private information is stolen, which often happens. Once a name, address, and matching social security number is stolen, there are thieves willing to pay for it, and misuse it.
Quite often, the companies who promised to keep your information secure, failed to take the necessary precautions to do so. And when companies learn about the breach, often weeks or months later, they respond by offering their customers their sympathy, and a year or two of credit protection, knowing that the stolen information is now “out there” for life.
The attorneys at Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. know what you are going through, and we are here to help hold companies accountable for not securing your private information. We have experience bringing data breach class actions, and we can help you, too.
Anthem Data Class Action Lawsuit – UPDATE
Anthem Inc., one of the country’s largest health insurers, reported that its database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees, was hacked. Anthem said that the breach exposed employees’ and customers’ names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. All of Anthem’s business units are affected by the data breach. Anthem notified its subscribers of the breach. Many subscribers have reported instances of identity theft resulting from the Anthem data breach, including cyber-thieves who stole their income tax refunds and who placed false charges on their credit cards. Cases have now been consolidated and a single, consolidated complaint has been filed. Click here to view the complaint. This case is pending in the Northern District of California.
In Re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 15-md.02617-LHK (N.D. Cal.)
About Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C.
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. prosecutes consumer fraud, data breach and identity theft class actions. The firm represents consumers and subscribers in cases brought against Target, Anthem, Premera, Community Health, Intuit, Medical Informatics Engineering, and United Shore Financial Services. To learn more about Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C., please visit our website at http://www.lawgsp.com.
Have You Been Compromised?
If you have notice that you or your information has been compromised or if have any questions, contact Goldman, Scarlato & Penny.