Cases & Investigations
This lawsuit involved a massive privacy breach, in which insurance company Aetna violated the privacy rights of thousands of its customers by exposing their highly private and confidential information regarding prescriptions for HIV medication.
On February 16, 2015, Berger Montague filed a class action complaint against health insurer Anthem, Inc. arising from Anthem’s massive data breach. Computer hackers accessed Anthem’s computer servers and stole the personal and financial information of approximately 80 million Anthem customers and other individuals.
Berger Montague served on the Executive Committee of this multidistrict litigation. In 2008, a senior financial advisor formerly employed by Countrywide stole confidential information of millions of consumers from Countrywide’s records and sold it to a third party for marketing purposes.
Berger Montague filed a class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in 2008 on behalf of all consumers whose credit card or debit card data was stolen from the computer network of Hannaford Brothers Co. (“Hannaford”) supermarkets.
Berger Montague served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in this multi-district litigation. The case was settled in 2012. Heartland processes credit and debit card transactions for more than 150,000 merchants nationwide.
In 2007, Berger Montague filed a class action suit on behalf of all consumers in the U.S. whose personal and financial data were stolen by computer hackers from TJX Companies, Inc. (“TJX”). Berger Montague was one of three Co-Lead Counsel appointed by the Court.