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Class action filed over Superfish software

By Legal News Line | Apr 8, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit was filed March 17 against computer company Lenovo Inc., and software maker SuperFish Inc., for alleged invasion of privacy.

According to a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Ivan Wu, Patrick Johnson, Michael Reinert and other unnamed plaintiffs say Superfish's software enables other entities to monitor a user's communications with minimal effort.

They seek damages in "connection with the marketing and sale of certain Lenovo computers containing software that monitors user activity and intercepts, decrypts, changes and otherwise manipulates user data in an insecure manner that exposes users to significant data security risks, for fraudulent advertising purposes without the knowledge or consent of users."

The plaintiffs, who are seeking undisclosed punitive damages, are represented by Matthew Wetherington and Adam Hoipkemier of the Werner Law Firm of Atlanta.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina case number is 5:15-CV-108

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