Complaint alleges failure to protect the confidential information of over 100 million consumers
SEATTLE, August 7, 2019 – DiCello Levitt Gutzler, led by partners Adam Levitt and Amy Keller, has filed a national class action lawsuit against Capital One and Amazon in the wake of the latest major data breach to rock U.S. businesses. The suit was filed following the recent revelation that a hacker gained access to the personal information of Capital One credit card customers as well as those who had applied for Capital One credit card products. With a successful track record of holding companies accountable for egregious lapses in cybersecurity, DiCello Levitt is committed to seeking justice on behalf of the millions of individuals harmed by Capital One and Amazon’s failure to safeguard consumer privacy.
Through their failure to adequately protect consumers’ personal information, both the Amazon and Capital One defendants allowed Paige A. Thompson, a former Amazon employee, to obtain access to and surreptitiously view, remove, and make public, names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, income, credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information, transaction data, as well as approximately 140,000 social security numbers and approximately 80,000 bank account numbers. In total, the confidential information of over 100 million consumers was jeopardized.
“Though millions of Americans entrusted Capital One and Amazon with their most sensitive information, these companies have utterly failed to live up to their end of this privilege, subjecting millions of Americans to considerable hardship – financial and otherwise,” Keller said. “These companies profit off of their access to confidential information, but in turn, have betrayed consumer trust by failing to implement adequate security protocols.”
Keller, who at 34 became the youngest woman to ever lead a nationwide multidistrict litigation when she was appointed co-lead counsel in the Equifax MDL, also serves as co-lead counsel in the ongoing data breach litigation against Marriott impacting over 300 million consumers.
The case is Ouellete et al v. Capital One Financial Corporation et al, Case 2:19-cv-01203 In the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle.
DiCello Levitt is working alongside co-counsel in this matter from the following law firms: Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC; Hausfeld LLP; Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC; Berger Montague, PC; and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP
If you believe you may have suffered harm as a result of this data breach, please call 312-214-7900.
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