Information Tech Co. Can't Shake Data Breach Suit

Law360, New York (August 4, 2016, 8:15 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge refused on Thursday to toss a proposed class action against software company Innovak International brought by residents who allege the company knew at least two years ago about the weaknesses in its system's security that led to an April data breach.

Plaintiff Melissa Bohannan, on behalf of a putative nationwide class of end users affected by the hack, sued Innovak International Inc. after learning that her personal private information had been accessed in the hack.

Innovak, whose software allows users to access tax and payroll information remotely through its internet portal, tried to get the suit thrown...

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