Consumers In All 50 States Sue Marriott Over Data Breach

Law360 (January 11, 2019, 6:50 PM EST) -- A total of 176 plaintiffs from all 50 U.S. states have filed suit against Marriott International Inc. in Maryland federal court following its recent announcement that attackers in a 2016 data breach swiped about 5.25 million passport numbers left unencrypted by the Starwood Hotels unit's guest reservation system.

The 50-state proposed class action filed Wednesday — which also follows Marriott’s recent bid before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to combine in the hotel giant’s home state of Maryland dozens of consumer class actions already filed over the data breach — claims that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC failed...

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