American Bar Association Moves to Dismiss Class Action Complaint Amid Rising Tide of Data Breach Litigation

The number of data breaches in the United States has increased significantly in the past ten years.  According to an IBM study, more than 4 out of 5 companies have experienced a data breach at least once. These data breaches have generated a corresponding rise in class action litigation against companies. The American Bar Association (“ABA”) is one of the most recent high-profile examples of an organization contending with such a suit.

Tiffany Troy and Eric John Mata, current ABA members, filed a class-action complaint against the ABA on April 21, 2023, for breach of implied contract […]

Steps to Protect Your Business From a COVID-19 Cyber-Attack

In light of COVID-19 and the world’s current climate, it is more important than ever to take additional precautions against cyber-attacks and data breaches.  As more and more employees are working from home, the number of cyber-attacks and data breaches, along with the potential class action lawsuits, have significantly increased over the last several weeks.  Many of these cyber-attacks have come through phishing emails, which result in the compromise of the user’s account and computer.  The following are few red-flags that businesses and employees should be aware of to guard against an attack and a likely […]