Nationwide Mutual Defeats Data-Breach Class Actions

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 3:03 PM ET) -- A Kansas federal judge on Monday tossed two proposed class actions filed in the wake of a data breach at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., saying there was no evidence anyone had been harmed.

The October 2012 cyberattack exposed sensitive information about policyholders and those who requested insurance quotes from the company, according to the complaints. Consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, marital statuses, genders, occupations, and employers’ names and addresses were allegedly stolen.

Nationwide was accused of not following basic security protocols...
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