SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney Advertising. On October 26, 2015, Keller Rohrback L.L.P. filed a class action lawsuit against Experian alleging the credit reporting agency, which processes credit inquiries for potential creditors, including T-Mobile, missed numerous opportunities to prevent, detect, end, or limit the scope of the data breach, thus, allowing thieves to steal and globally publish customers’ PII entrusted with Experian – to the life-long detriment of Plaintiff and similarly situated consumers.
Hackers accessed an Experian computer server that housed personal information of over 15 million T-Mobile applicants who required a credit check for service or device financing during a two-year period from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015. Experian said “this was an isolated incident of one server and one clients’ data.” But, hackers took T-Mobile customers’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdays and ID numbers, such as driver’s license, military ID or passport numbers. These types of critically important information are used to commit fraud or identity theft.
The Complaint was filed on behalf of Washington-based Martha Schroeder who has been a T-Mobile cellular telephone and data services customer since September 12, 2015. In order to receive cellular and data services from T-Mobile, Schroeder provided her full name, home address, home telephone number, credit and bank debit card numbers, Social Security number, and birthdate.
“Consumers have a right to expect that the companies they do business with will keep their information safe from criminals who can use this data to commit identity theft and fraud,” said Cari Laufenberg, a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized complex litigation group.
“Adding insult to injury, the free identity protection services Experian is offering victims of the Data Breach does not protect consumers from identity theft or identity fraud with regard to the unauthorized use of their stolen PII,” the Complaint reads, “Instead, the service monitors consumers’ credit reports – only providing alerts as to the unauthorized use of PII after the fact.”
If you are concerned that your personal information was breached and would like to know more about your rights, please contact attorney Cari Laufenberg at (800) 776-6044 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The case is Schroeder v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., in the Central District of California. A copy of the complaint is available at krcomplexlit.com.
Keller Rohrback is a leader in representing consumer and employee victims of data breaches. Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner v. Starbucks where the court held that the theft of a laptop containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to confer Article III standing on plaintiffs.
The firm also serves as Co-Lead Counsel in the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Data Breach case, where thousands of current and former employees’ claims are proceeding after prevailing against Sony’s motion to dismiss. In addition, Keller Rohrback represents plaintiffs in the Target consumer litigation pending in the District of Minnesota, as well as the Anthem Inc. Data Breach litigation.
Keller Rohrback, with offices in New York, Seattle, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.
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