LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, June 9, 2017, Bobby Saadian, Colin Jones and Daniel Miller of Wilshire Law Firm filed a proposed class action lawsuit in a federal district court in California, on behalf of their client, Scott Ables, and similarly situated individuals, against Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
The complaint alleges that Brooks Brothers violated California constitutional laws and California unfair competition laws; breached implied contracts, and acted negligently, when the company failed to safeguard and protect its customers’ information from threat of being lost, stolen, misused, and/or disclosed to unauthorized parties.
The 11-month data breach compromised payment data from customers, who shopped at Brooks Brothers and Brooks Brothers Outlet retail locations, across the United States and Puerto Rico, between April 4, 2016 and March 1, 2017. A non-authorized party gained access to private, financial information from Brooks Brothers’ customers, after installing a malicious software designed to capture payment card information including: full name, card and account number, card expiration date, and card verification code, according to a forensic investigation.
The proposed class action has been filed to seek justice for those affected, as a result of the retailer’s negligence. Brooks Brothers had a duty to design, maintain and test the company’s internal security system to make sure that customer information was, adequately, safe and protected; by implementing timely processes, which could promptly detect a data breach.
Wilshire Law Firm has received several claims from clients across the United States, whose payment information has been compromised, after Brooks Brothers failed to protect their data. Those who have been affected are registering their claim on the Wilshire Law Firm RetailDataBreach.com website.
Wilshire Law Firm was founded in 2007 by Bobby Saadian, Esq. The firm represents victims in class action lawsuits and mass torts cases against negligent corporations and big business; as well, victims of catastrophic accidents, environmental contamination, dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective products. Wilshire Law Firm, also, fights for employee rights and equality in the workplace.
Filing Number: 2:17-CU-04309 / PDF copy of the class action available upon request.