LinkedIn Claims Lack Of Security Promise Dooms Breach Suit

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT) -- LinkedIn Corp. on Wednesday stepped up its push to nix a revamped putative California class action over a 2012 security breach, arguing it never made any direct promises to premium subscribers about enhanced security protections that the plaintiff claims convinced her to upgrade her account.

After U.S. District Judge Edward Davila booted the class action in March due to a failure to allege any economic harm, plaintiff Khalilah Wright altered the theory underlying the litigation from focusing on LinkedIn's failure to perform to centering on the company's representation that it provided industry-standard security, which Wright claims enticed her and other consumers...

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