Chicago Firm Didn't Secure Client Data, Suit Says

Law360, New York (December 9, 2016, 6:38 PM EST) -- Former clients of Illinois law firm Johnson & Bell Ltd. are accusing the firm of exposing client information and failing to protect client data, saying the firm has structural holes in its security architecture, in a proposed class action unsealed Friday.

Coinabul LLC and Jason Shore were clients of the 100-attorney firm from August 2014 to February 2015, according to the suit, which was filed in April under seal.

“Defendant's computer systems suffer from critical vulnerabilities in its internet-accessible web services,” the suit says. “As a result, confidential information entrusted to Johnson & Bell by its clients has been exposed and...

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