3rd Circuit: Data Theft Negligence Claim Is Barred By Pa. Economic-Loss Doctrine

(September 1, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 25 in a not precedential opinion upheld the dismissal of a data theft class complaint, finding that the affected parties’ negligence claim was barred by Pennsylvania’s economic-loss doctrine and that there was insufficient evidence to support a breach of implied contract claim (Joan Longenecker-Wells, et al. v. Benecard Services Inc., et al., No. 15-3538, 3rd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15696).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160902-015Z.)

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