RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that it has 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, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Marriott or Starwood hotel guests who booked stays from 2014 through September 10, 2018, and who wish to discuss their legal rights or interests are encouraged to contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (James Maro, Esq. or Adrienne Bell, Esq.) at (888) 299-7706 or (610) 667-7706, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please visit: www.ktmc.com/marriott-international-inc-data-breach.
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.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars) and has successfully litigated cases involving data breaches. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, please visit www.ktmc.com.
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