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California customer accuses Scottrade of negligence

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing Scottrade, alleging breach of contract, negligence and unjust enrichment.

Stephen Hine of San Diego filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Oct. 7 in the Superior Court of the State of California San Diego County against Scottrade, Inc., and Does 1 through 25, alleging failure to protect the plaintiff's sensitive information.

According to the complaint, Hine suffered monetary damages from having his personal information stolen. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to make sure their clients' personal information is secure.

Hine seeks trial by jury, restitution, interest, compensatory, consequential, actual, and/ or statutory damages, punitive and exemplary damages, court costs and all further relief the court grants. He is represented by attorneys Timothy G. Blood, Thomas J. O'Reardon II and Paula R. Brown of Blood Hurst & O'Reardon LLP in San Diego, and by Joseph J. Siprut, Richard L. Miller and Richard S. Wilson of Siprut PC in Chicago.

The defendant removed the lawsuit to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Nov. 11.

Superior Court of the State of California San Diego County Case number 3:16-cv-02787-JM-JLB

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