Robbie Hargett Feb. 11, 2016, 12:31pm


LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing a web services provider, alleging its negligence caused a data breach.

Morgorna Mohorne of San Bernadino County, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Feb. 2 in U.S. District Court Central District of California against Web.com Group and Does 1-20, alleging breach of good faith and fair dealing, money had and received, and violation of California's Unfair Competition Law and its Data Breach Act.

On Aug. 13, 2015, the suit states, Web.com Group revealed a large security breach in which attackers gained access to the defendant's users' credit records, debit card records, and login data. The suit alleges the security breach was caused by Web.com Group's failure to employ adequate security standards, resulting in the plaintiff and other class members having their information and finances compromised.

Mohorne and others in the class seek injunctive relief, actual damages, statutory damages, punitive damages, restitution, attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Meghan E. George of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, California.

U.S. District Court Central District of California Case number 5:16-CV-00190-JGB-DTB

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