Negligence, Unfair Competition Claims Dismissed In Seagate Phishing Class Action

(September 21, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A putative class of past and present Seagate Technology LLC employees did not adequately plead claims for negligence and violation of California’s unfair competition law (UCL) related to a phishing scam that resulted in the theft of employees’ personally identifying information (PII), a California federal judge ruled Sept. 14, mostly granting Seagate’s motion to dismiss (Everett Castillo, et al. v. Seagate Technology LLC, No. 3:16-cv-01958, N.D. Calif.).

(Order available. Document #97-160922-039R.)

Phishing Incident

In March 2016, several Seagate employees received an email from...
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