CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Illinois man is suing an online retailer alleging that his personal information was compromised in a website breach and his credit card was used to make unauthorized purchases.
Nik Turik filed a complaint on Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Carl's Golfland Inc. alleging violation of the Michigan Identity Theft Protection Act, Michigan Consumer Protection Act and negligence.
The suit states the defendant announced on Aug. 29 that its online shopping website had been breached. The plaintiff alleges though the defendant had known of the breach since late June, it failed to prevent the perpetrator from continuing to steal information that was on its site, including customers' information such as CVV codes from credit cards, shipping information and names of customers.
The plaintiff alleges he has and will continue to incur costs as he tries to mitigate the damages while he pays for credit card freezes and monitoring products. The plaintiff alleges that he would not have purchased products from the defendant's website had he known if its allegedly inadequate security.
The plaintiff is seeking trial by jury and is represented by Elizabeth A. Fegan, Timothy A. Scott of Fegan Scott LLC in Chicago and David Freydin of the Law Offices of David Freydin LTD in Skokie, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois case number 1:19-CV-05876