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The victim of an offense faced with “imminent” harm may sue, 3rd Circ. Said

By Dorothy Atkins (September 2, 2022, 9:27 p.m. EDT) — The Third Circuit on Friday revived the class action lawsuit proposed by a former employee of ExecuPharm Inc. alleging that the research-based pharmaceutical company’s negligence led to a data breach that had leaked his private information on the dark web, believing that the “imminent” risk of impersonation of the employee gives him standing to file a lawsuit.

In a previous opinion, a unanimous three-judge panel found that Jennifer Clemens’ emotional distress and the money she spent on credit monitoring services to prevent identity theft following the data breach of ExecuPharm in which hackers published its information on the dark web are sufficient to establish concrete harm for permanent Article III…

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