Sony Can't Escape Employees' 'Interview' Breach Claims

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Monday to dismiss nine former Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. employees’ suit claiming the company’s negligence caused a massive data breach, purportedly carried out by North Korean hackers in retaliation for “The Interview,” a Sony comedy in which Kim Jong Un is assassinated.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner said that Michael Corona and his fellow plaintiffs have adequately supported their negligence claim by alleging that they’ve had to spend money to protect their personal information in the wake of the breach, rejecting Sony’s argument that the former employees failed to show that they suffered any injury....

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