LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit seeking damages for massive password breach

The court ruled that paying LinkedIn users were not promised better security than non-paying ones and are not entitled to damages

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  IT Management

In cases where the alleged wrong stemmed from allegations of insufficient performance of a product's functions, courts have ruled that plaintiffs need to allege "something more" than just overpaying for a defective product, the judge said. "Because Plaintiffs take issue with the way in which LinkedIn performed the security services, they must allege 'something more' than pure economic harm. This 'something more' could be a harm that occurred as a result of the deficient security services and security breach, such as, for example, theft of their personally identifiable information."

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