Blizzard Wants Data Breach Suit Tossed Over Lack Of Harm

Law360, Los Angeles (July 01, 2013, 8:27 PM ET) -- Blizzard Entertainment Inc. urged a California federal judge Monday to dismiss a multimillion dollar class action over a massive data breach that compromised user information for players of Worlds of Warcraft and other video games, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to allege actual harm.

At a hearing, Mark S. Melodia, a lawyer representing Blizzard, argued that the August 2012 data breach, while “incredibly disturbing,” was “one single event,” not a pattern.

He also added, “The information taken was of minimal importance and does not rise to the level...
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Case Title

Benjamin Bell et al v. Blizzard Entertainment Inc et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-09475

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

November 5, 2012

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