SC Escapes Class Action Over Tax Data Breach

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 8:29 PM EST) -- A South Carolina judge on Friday tossed a putative class action alleging the state's tax department and a private security firm failed to prevent a massive data breach that compromised more than 3.6 million Social Security numbers.

In dismissing the case, Circuit Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. said plaintiff Phillip Morgan had not proven that he or other state residents had suffered damages stemming from the August breach, according to Morgan's attorney, John Hawkins. 

Morgan alleged that residents had been harmed because the breach exposed their...
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