LinkedIn Privacy Class Actions Over Data Breach Merged

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday consolidated four proposed class actions against LinkedIn Corp. related to the company’s June security breach, saying the cases present virtually identical factual and legal consumer privacy issues.

The four suits, brought separately by plaintiffs Katie Szpyrka, Candyce Paraggua, Scott Shepherd and Sam Veith, lobbed breach of contract and negligence claims against LinkedIn over the June security breach that resulted in 6.5 million hashed user passwords being posted on an unauthorized website.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila said the plaintiffs...
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Case Title

In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation


Case Number

5:12-cv-03088

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

June 15, 2012

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