The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from shoe retailer Zappos to quash a class action lawsuit brought against the company from those who had their PII exposed in that firm’s 2012 data breach.
Zappos was attempting to overturn made a decision by a San Francisco-based appeals court to allow the case to continue, The Hill reported. Zappos was supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups who stated the case should be disallowed because not all the customers could prove the breach caused them substantial harm.
In January 2012 hackers breached a server belonging to online retailer Zappos, now owned by Amazon, allowing them access to the personal information of more than 24 million customers. Investigators believe the hackers harvested names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of credit card numbers.
Legal action brought by victims of data breaches have resulted in some hefty payouts: