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 OregonLive.com, 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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