Targeting Harm From A Breach: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Get Creative In Data Privacy Suits
Topic: Litigation Strategies
By Robert M. McKenna, a partner, and Scott Lindlaw, an associate, in the Seattle and Silicon Valley offices, respectively, of the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Mr. McKenna was Attorney General of Washington from 2005 to 2013, and serves on Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Policy Advisory Board.
Legal Backgrounder, February 7, 2014, 4 pages
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As complaints in the lawsuits filed recently against Target reveal, plaintiffs’ lawyers are advancing new theories of harm in class actions advanced in the wake of data breaches.