Class Cert. Axed In Row Over Policyholder Data Leak

Law360, Houston (January 7, 2014, 7:03 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court said Tuesday that an insurance broker’s former employee who started a competing business and later retrieved from a dumpster sensitive customer and employee data his former bosses inadvertently discarded could not pursue a class action over the breach.

The First District Court of Appeals reversed class certification in a fight between Bliss & Glennon Inc. and former employee Eugene Ashley, concluding that although Ashley’s own personal information may have been exposed as a result of the breach, he should not serve as...
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