SAN FRANCISCO – A San Bruno resident claims her personal information was exposed to hackers after she donated a car to charity.
Margarita Serrano filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Automotive Recovery Services Inc. alleging negligence and violation of the Unfair Competition Law and the California Data Breach Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2015, she discovered that her personal information had been exposed to unauthorized persons because of defendant's allegedly poor security measures when plaintiff donated a vehicle to a separate charitable organization.
The plaintiff holds Automotive Recovery Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately protect its customers’ information and failed to disclose material facts relating to its security practices.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, certify proposed class and appoint representative and counsel; actual, statutory and/or punitive damages; attorneys’ fees; costs of the suit; expert witness fees; and other relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00203