LinkedIn Says Stolen Passwords Didn't Cause Plaintiffs Harm

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 4:07 PM EST) -- LinkedIn Corp. asked a California federal court Thursday to toss a putative consumer class action over leaked passwords, arguing the plaintiffs failed to show they were harmed when 6.5 million LinkedIn users' passwords were stolen in June.

LinkedIn paid users Katie Szpyrka, Khalilah Wright, Sam Veith, Candyce Paraggua and Scott Shepherd didn't claim their passwords were stolen — let alone that anyone who obtained their passwords could retrieve other personal information in their LinkedIn accounts, according to the company's motion to dismiss. The fact that the...
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