Blizzard Wants Data Breach Suit Tossed Over Lack Of Harm

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- 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 Information

Case Title

Benjamin Bell et al v. Blizzard Entertainment Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

November 5, 2012

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