Consumer files suit against CashCrate over negligence allegations regarding 2016 data breach

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 16, 2018

CHICAGO – An Illinois resident alleges a Nevada company failed to notify consumers of a data breach that affected 6 million customers.

Shanice Kloss filed a putative class action complaint on Oct. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against CashCrate LLC alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the defendant was a target of a data hack in November 2016 and the confidential and personal information of 6 million of its customers was exposed. The plaintiff alleges she did not learn of the breach until September 2018 through her own investigation.

The plaintiff alleges Cashcrate failed to implement adequate cybersecurity prevention and failed to inform customers in a reasonable manner about the breach.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, statutory, compensatory and punitive damages; attorney fees, expenses and costs. She is represented by Jad Sheikali and William Kingston of McGuire Law PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018CH13520 

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