Marriott Hit With Multiple Suits After Massive Data Breach

Law360 (December 3, 2018, 8:50 PM EST) -- Marriott International Inc. has been hit with at least a dozen putative class actions in U.S. federal and Canadian courts by customers who said their privacy was violated by a massive data breach affecting 500 million guests and by a shareholder who alleged the company falsely inflated its cybersecurity bona fides.

The lawsuits were filed in Canada, Maryland, Illinois, Massachusetts, California and New York in the hours and days after Marriott on Friday disclosed that hackers had stolen information for about 500 million guests of its Starwood properties, which Marriott acquired in 2016 for $13.6 billion. Marriott said the stolen information includes...

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