SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas man who used Yahoo web hosting for his online insurance agency business has filed a class-action suit alleging the company failed to ensure his data was protected in a recent breach.
Brian Neff filed a
complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Feb. 8 in the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against
Yahoo! Inc. and Aabaco Small Business LLC
alleging breach of contract, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff used the defendants'
online services for consumers and small businesses. He alleges he
received a notice in December 2016 from the defendants that a 2013 data
breach affected his personally identifiable information. The plaintiff
holds Yahoo! Inc. and Aabaco Small Business LLC responsible because the
defendants allegedly failed to take adequate and reasonable measures to
ensure data systems were protected and failed to promptly disclose the
theft of the information.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury
and seeks enjoin the defendants, restitution and disgorgement, actual and
compensatory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as
this court deems just. He is represented by David Azar of Milberg LLP in
Santa Monica and by Roger L. Mandel and Bruce E. Bagelman of Lackey Hersman LLP in Dallas.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:17-cv-00641-NC