9th Circ. Clears Gap, Vangent In Stolen Laptop Suit

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a one-time Gap Inc. applicant who accused the retailer and information management firm Vangent Inc. of negligence based on the theft of a laptop computer that contained his Social Security number and those of thousands of others.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California correctly held that named plaintiff Joel Ruiz's various privacy, negligence and unfair competition claims failed as a matter of law, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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