PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Two Indiana residents allege that an identity protection company located in Tempe, Arizona does not deliver on its advertising promises.
Joe Weingarten and Darrell Hunter, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against LifeLock Inc. over alleged violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant fails to deliver identity theft protection services that fulfill the numerous promises made in its advertisements. They allege they paid hundreds "for a product that not only provided them no meaningful protection from identity theft, but actually created a false sense of security that their interests were being monitored," the suit states.
Weingarten also alleges the defendant refused to offer assistance when he discovered his Social Security number and personal credit were used to open fraudulent accounts.
The plaintiffs hold LifeLock Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used deception and/or concealed material facts in connection with its services.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment ordering the defendant to pay monetary damages and grant such other legal and equitable relief as the court may deem appropriate, including costs and attorneys’ fees. They are represented by Paul L. Stoller and Lincoln Combs of Gallagher & Kennedy PA in Phoenix; Randall K. Pulliam of Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas; and Irwin B. Levin, Richard E. Shevitz, Vess A. Miller and Lynn A. Toops of Cohen Malad in Indianapolis, Indiana.
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona case number 2:18-cv-01013-JAT