SAN FRANCISCO – A Yahoo user alleges she was the victim of identity theft after a 2014 data breach.
Kimberly Heines filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Nov. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Yahoo! Inc. alleging breach of implied contract and violation of the California Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has been a Yahoo user since 1999 and that she was the victim of identity theft in 2015. The suit states the data breach occurred in 2014 and announced by the defendant in 2016. The plaintiff holds Yahoo! Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to safeguard and protect the private information of plaintiff and class members and failed to provide timely and accurate notice to plaintiff that their private information was compromised as a result of the data breach.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, certify case as class action, appoint class representative and class counsel, restitution and disgorgement of the revenues, damages, costs of suit, attorneys' fees and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by David Azar of Milberg LLP in Santa Monica and Ariana J. Tadler and Andrei V. Rado of Milberg LLP in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-06590