Ashley Madison Users Blocked From Citing Leaked Docs

By Steven Trader (May 2, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge concluded Friday that allowing Ashley Madison users to reference documents stolen and made public by hackers in July in their consolidated complaint posed a threat to the integrity of the multidistrict litigation and granted the company's request for a protective order.

U.S. District Judge John A. Ross sided with Avid Dating Life Inc., the owner of the adultery website, who argued that consumers suing over its July data breach shouldn't be allowed to use some 37 million stolen consumer and company records — some of which contained confidential attorney-client communications — even though those documents were distributed...

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