On October 5th, 2015 Berger & Montague filed a class action
lawsuit against Experian in California federal court. A copy of the
operative Complaint is available here. Berger & Montague has
been appointed by the Court as one of several firms charged with
litigating the case on behalf of the class.The lawsuit
was filed on behalf of 15 million individuals whose personal
information was accessed by hackers in the data breach. The
data involved in the breach includes sensitive information from
T-Mobile applicants and customers who applied for mobile phone
service and/or device financing from September 1, 2013 to
September 16, 2015.
The Complaint alleges that class members have been exposed to a
risk of fraud and identity theft, and that many class members have
incurred out-of-pocket losses.
The hackers responsible for the Experian breach were able
to gain access to critical T-Mobile customer and applicant
information including social security numbers, dates of birth, and
related personal information.
Experian's announcement about the breach is available
T-Mobile's announcement is available here:
The lawsuit seeks relief such as reimbursement of victims' identity
theft losses and other out-of-pocket losses; credit monitoring
services with accompanying identity theft insurance; and
improvements to Experian's data security systems.
On December 29, 2016, the Court rejected in large part
Experian's motion to dismiss the case. A copy of the Order is
available here. The case has proceeded into the discovery
If you would like further information about the class action
lawsuit, please contact Berger & Montague's attorney, Jon
Lambiras, via e-mail
or by phone (215)