GM Urges 9th Circ. To Put Brakes On Car Data Hack Suit

By Emily Field (September 29, 2016, 6:24 PM EDT) -- General Motors on Wednesday urged the Ninth Circuit not to restart a class action against it, Toyota and Ford alleging their cars' electrical systems are susceptible to hacking, saying the claims are based on speculative fears.

GM said that the lower court properly found that Merrill Nisam, one of the two named plaintiffs pursuing the appeal, lacked standing because their complaint is founded solely on conjectures that something bad could happen in the future, like a criminal hacker seizing control of his car or that his data could be stolen. He also didn't have standing because he didn't claim that his...

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