SC Gov., Ex-Revenue Chief Off Hook In Data Breach Suit

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 6:55 PM EST) -- A South Carolina judge Thursday released the governor and a terminated state official from a class action over a massive data breach at the Department of Revenue, but held off on determining whether three government agencies and a private information security company should escape liability.

During a court hearing, Circuit Judge G. Thomas Cooper dismissed Gov. Nikki Haley and former Revenue Director James F. Etter, who resigned from the agency in November, in their individual capacities from the action alleging they failed to prevent and then...
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