Customer files suit against Delta Airlines over security breach

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former customer of Delta Airlines has filed a class action suit over a data breach the airline announced this month.

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former customer of Delta Airlines has filed a class action suit over a data breach the airline announced this month.

Arthi Naini, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Delta Airlines Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging breach of implied contract, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she suffered injury in relation to a malware attack announced in April on the defendant's customer service company. The suit states the attack compromised customers' confidential information, including credit and debit account details and other private identifiable information, and occurred between Sept. 26 and Oct. 12, 2017.

The plaintiffs hold Delta Airlines Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly exposed customers to the risk of fraud and identity theft, and opted to maintain an insufficient and inadequate system to protect the payment information of customers.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, to certify class action, appoint class representative and counsel, equitable relief, award of actual and compensatory damages, costs of suit, attorneys’ fees and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Bobby Saadian of Wilshire Law Firm in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 18-cv-02876

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