Marriott hit with two class action suits over data breach

Two law firms have filed class-action suits against Marriott on behalf of the 500 million customers impacted by the hotel chain’s data breach, with one asking for $12.5 billion in restitution.

The suit filed in Oregon is in the name of Marriott customers Chris Harris and David Johnson, according to, while the Baltimore law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy filed the second suit. The Oregon plaintiffs are asking for $12.5 billion, equating to $25 per person affected. This is compensation for the time it will take the victims to cancel their payment cards. The case filed in Baltimore does not have a monetary figure connected.

“Marriott failed to take appropriate measures to protect and secure its customers’ personal information. Its conduct violates consumer protection statutes, constitutes a breach of confidence, and was reckless and grossly negligent,” Murphy, Falcon & Murphy said in a press release.

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