Symantec Dodges Norton Software User's Data Breach Suit

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday tossed a proposed class action accusing Symantec Corp. of hiding a data breach in which hackers stole source code for its Norton anti-virus software, finding the complaint did not properly name all the products at issue.

The suit claimed consumers did not receive the anti-virus protection they paid for because the source code was compromised, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks, but U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said plaintiff Kathleen Haskins failed to include the product she bought, Norton Antivirus, in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Haskins v. Symantec Corporation

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Jon S. Tigar

Date Filed

April 22, 2013

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