Ashley Madison User Must Reveal Real Name In Breach Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2015, 8:08 PM EST) -- An anonymous Ashley Madison user leading a proposed class action claiming the adultery website failed to protect members' personal information when it was hit by the July hack that publicized 37 million members' information must reveal his real name, an Arkansas federal judge said on Monday.

U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. nixed Toronto-based Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media Inc.'s bid to dismiss the suit filed under the pseudonym of John Doe, but told the site user to use his real name in order to proceed with his claims. Avid Life Media had argued that the anonymous user...

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