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Data Breach-Related Derivative Lawsuit Filed against Home Depot Directors and Officers
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In early 2014, when plaintiffs initiated data breach-related derivative lawsuits against the boards of Target Corp. ( here ) and Wyndham Worldwide ( here ), there was some speculation that these cases might be the first of what could become a wave of... Read More

Thinking About the Data Breach Securities Class Action Lawsuits Yet to Come
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

There has been extensive litigation filed in the wake of the many high-profile data breaches over the last several years, but by and large the lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers or employees. Along the way, there have also been lawsuits filed... Read More

Next Up: A Home Depot Data Breach-Related D&O Lawsuit?
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

After claimants filed shareholders’ data breach-related derivative suits against the boards of Target ( here ) and Wyndham Worldwide ( here ), a number of commentators (including me) asked whether we could see a wave of cybersecurity related D&O... Read More

O.K., This Is a Big Deal: 7th Cir. Reinstates Neiman Marcus Consumer Data Breach Class Action
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In a ruling that could provide an important boost future consumer data breach class action litigation, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated the Neiman Marcus data breach lawsuit, ruling that the district court erred in concluding that the plaintiffs’... Read More

Preparing for a Data Breach – What to Know About Breach Notification
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Williams Mullen

by Kelsey S. Farbotko Data breaches are at the forefront of the news, and many companies, including those dominant in the health care industry, have found themselves front and center in the headlines. Although recent news stories have focused their... Read More

Smaller Companies Should Consider Cyber-Liability Insurance
Posted on 25 Apr 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Smaller companies increasingly are the subject of data breaches and those smaller companies "are the number-one target of cyber-espionage attackers," according to a recent study detailed in a April 24, 2013 article entitled "Should... Read More

Cyber Security Insurance: Four Key Questions to Ask When Speaking to a Broker
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Lee M. Zeichner

As cyber-attacks and data breaches are becoming increasingly commonplace, management and corporate boards are seeking avenues to transfer a wide-range of potential cyber risks through an insurance policy. Mr. Zeichner discusses the four key questions... Read More