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Sept. 10- Class Action Against Home Depot filed by three firms, including Savannah’s Harris Penn Lowry

Category: Law

Coastal Empire News Staff Report

September 10, 2014 - Several Home Depot customers have filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, alleging that Home Depot failed to meet its legal obligation to protect their credit card and personal information, and failed to timely warn them that such information had been stolen or that the security and privacy of such information had been compromised.

The complaint alleges that in late April or early May, 2014, computer hackers gained access to Home Depot's point of sale data network and stole the personal and financial information of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Home Depot's customers.  However, Home Depot did not tell its customers about this security breach.  Instead, the breach was only recently brought to light by a computer security blogger Brian Krebs in his September 2, 2014 blog post ( It then became a national story.

On behalf of themselves and all class members, Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief and damages suffered by class members as a result of Home Depot's actions, including for Home Depot's alleged violation of 38 States' data breach statutes. 

Three firms have joined together to bring the class action, including Harris Penn Lowry LLP of Savannah and Atlanta; Federman & Sherwood, a boutique litigation law firm handling securities, business (including energy), insurance and product liability cases; and Abington Cole, a boutique law firm focusing on consumer class actions and intellectual property related matters.

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