Counsel Appointed to Experian Data Breach Steering Committee
In October, one of Experian’s servers was breached, exposing the personal data of approximately 15 million T-Mobile customers. Last week, Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California appointed Locks Law Firm to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. The law firm will lead the prosecution of more than 30 class action suits filed against Experian.
Other law firms involved with the case are Tina Wolfson of Ahdoot & Wolfson, PC and Daniel S. Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., who were appointed Co-Lead Counsels in the case, and Berger & Montague, PC; Girard Gibbs LLP; Keller Rohrback LLP; Zimmerman Reed; and Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC, which will all be on the Steering Committee.
Plaintiffs in this case, captioned In re Experian Data Breach, claim Experian did not do enough to secure their personal information. The breached server was one that housed data for those who had applied for T-Mobile financing. They further claim the personal information exposed in this breach could be used by criminals to open financial accounts, take out loans, incur charges on existing accounts and clone ATM, debit or credit cards.
“Experian is a credit reporting agency trusted with consumers’ most sensitive financial information. The data breach at Experian has exposed such information to identity theft criminals and has resulted and will continue to result in the immediate future in harm and damage to the members of the Class,” said Locks Law partner Andrew P. Bell.