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Volume: 4 Issue: 4
(April 2018)

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yahoo data breach litigation proceed 9 march 2018 united states district court for northern district california  san jose division granted part denied

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Yahoo! data breach litigation to proceed

On 9 March 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, granted in part and denied in part Yahoo! Inc. (‘Yahoo’) and Aabaco Small Business, LLC’s (‘Aabaco’) (collectively, ‘the Defendants’) motion to dismiss putative class litigation brought by nine named individuals (‘the Plaintiffs’) over the way the Defendants handled several data breaches that occurred between 2013 and 2016. The Court’s decision has paved the way for the Plaintiffs’ class action suit to proceed, and in this article, Margaret Reetz, Partner at Mendes & Mount LLP, dissects the Court’s reasoning and both parties’ grounds in the case.

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