ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION

In a cutting-edge case watched by credit professionals and health care providers nationally, Elliott Greenleaf secured a significant victory for its client, Aetna, Inc., when the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a class action suit of behalf of thousands of putative plaintiffs alleging an increased risk of identity theft resulting from an alleged computer database breach. The District Court agreed with the Firm’s analysis and granted the motion to dismiss the case for failing to state a claim.

Firm Chairman John M. Elliott, Shareholders Mark J. Schwemler and Timothy T. Myers and Senior Associate Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jr. represented Aetna, Inc. in this significant victory. Read The Legal Intelligencer’s report of Elliott Greenleaf’s victory in this cutting-edge area of class action law here.