ADT Says No Common Class In Alarm Hackability Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2017, 1:41 PM EST) -- Home security company ADT on Tuesday resisted an Arizona consumer’s bid to certify a proposed class of device owners supposedly deceived about their efficiency and vulnerability to hacking, telling a federal judge that warnings were provided in a variety of ways, making the claims highly individualized.

Janet Cheatham is leading the charge against ADT LLC for allegedly touting the reliability of its security systems despite knowing the devices use unencrypted wireless communication that makes them easily hackable. In mid-December, she sought to certify a class of similarly deceived Arizona consumers dating back to 2012.

But ADT struck back on Tuesday, saying...

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