EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Subscribers have filed a class action lawsuit against over allegations that a California Web-based service provider failed to protect its users' personal information.
Christopher Havron and Katelyn Smith filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Yahoo Inc. alleging breach of contract, fraud and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from having their personal information stolen from their email accounts. The plaintiffs holds Yahoo Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate security measures to ensure the safety of its users' personal information before a 2014 data breach.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, injunctive relief, punitive damages, court costs and interest plus any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Mark C. Goldenberg, Thomas P. Rosenfeld, Ann E. Callis and Kevin P. Green of Goldberg Heller & Antognoli PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Case number 3:16-cv-01075-MJR-DGW