The use of personal information is ubiquitous in today’s technology-driven world. Business is transacted using individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, banking and financial information, and medical information, among other things. Protection from data breaches is critical. Companies that do not have secure systems in place to protect consumers’ personal, financial, and health information can be sued under a variety of federal and state statutes and common law theories. Carella Byrne has litigated on behalf of consumers and sought to implement measures to ensure businesses secure consumer data into the future.
- In re: Morgan Stanley Data Security Litigation, No. 20-5914 (S.D.N.Y.): Carella Byrne was co-counsel in this case involving two separate data breach incidents by Morgan Stanley when they improperly disposed of old servers containing personal information of customers. The settlement, which provides for payment to class members of $60 million and requires Morgan Stanley to improve its security practices and attempt to retrieve the old servers, is currently in the approval process.
Carella Byrne attorneys are currently litigating the following cases and would be happy to speak to you if you believe you might be impacted by these or any other cybersecurity or data privacy matter. No question is too small. Please contact us today.
- In re: American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2904 (D.N.J.): Carella Byrne is Lead Counsel in this action relating to a data breach at AMCA, a collection agency for several medical labs, in which hackers apparently accessed personal information for thousands of patients. Plaintiffs allege that the medical labs were negligent in failing to ensure that AMCA had adequate security measures in place to protect their patients’ personal information.