Breach, Data Security

Lawyers request to consolidate suits of former Sony employees

Attorneys representing former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have filed to consolidate lawsuits against the hacked entertainment company.

According to a report in The Recorder the unopposed motion was filed by lawyers at Keller Rohrback, Girard Gibbs and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. The court document (PDF) said that, as of Monday, seven proposed class actions against SPE had been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

“All seven of these cases allege that SPE failed to employ adequate data security practices to protect the confidentiality of its employees' personal and sensitive information,” the document said.

As early as December, reports began to surface of similar lawsuits being filed in superior and federal courts in California.

Plaintiffs Michael Corona, Christina Mathis, Joshua Forster, Ella Carline Archibeque, Michael Levine, and Lionel Felix, were named in the motion filed Monday.

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