Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP filed a national class action lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC (“Starwood”) on behalf of over 500 million consumers whose personal information was compromised as a result of the data breach announced by Marriott. This action, Weinstein v. Marriott International, Inc., Case No. 8:18-cv-03704-GJH, is filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
On November 30, 2018, Marriott announced that hackers gained access to personally identifying information, including, among other things, names, mailing addresses, passport numbers and credit card information with expiration dates, for guests who made reservations at Starwood properties from 2014 through September 10, 2018. Marriott also announced that it first learned of the data breach on September 8, 2018, however, it failed to notify its customers that their personally identifying information had been compromised for over two months. This data breach marks potentially one of the largest data breaches of a single company to ever occur.
The class action lawsuit alleges that Defendants failed to implement proper cyber-security measures to safeguard its customers’ personal and financial information, and to timely notify customers of the data breach. As a result, the hackers may have had access to guests’ information for years, exposing them to identity theft and financial harm, including drained bank accounts and opening and re-opening of accounts in their names. Defendants' failure to take appropriate measures to protect their guests’ information may have violated consumer protection statutes and breached implied contracts with its customers.
If you booked a reservation between 2014 and September 10, 2018 at any hotel listed below, and you would like to learn more about our class action, please fill out our online form, or contact us today at 888-299-7706 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Marriott (Nasdaq: MAR) publicly traded securities between November 9, 2016 and November 29, 2018, inclusive, please click here to learn about the securities fraud class action lawsuit filed against Marriott relating to the data breach.
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