ADT Alarm Hackability Suit Trimmed, Fraud Claim Remains

Law360, New York (October 24, 2016, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday partially dismissed a proposed class action against home security company ADT LLC over its products' alleged susceptibility to hacking, though a claim that the company fraudulently hid from consumers that vulnerability was allowed to continue.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar struck down Michael Edenborough's claim that ADT violated California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law by wrongly touting the reliability of its security systems even though they used unencrypted wireless communication that makes them easily hackable.

Though ADT's website supposedly contained statements such as "our experience, technology and people make the difference...

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