SOURCE: Federman & Sherwood

September 09, 2014 10:04 ET

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of First Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against The Home Depot, Inc. for Consumer Data Security Breach

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - On September 4, 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, on behalf of several consumers against The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) ("Home Depot"). The Complaint alleges that Home Depot failed to meet its legal obligation to protect consumers' credit card and personal information and failed to timely warn them that such information had been stolen or that the security and privacy of such information had been compromised.

It is alleged by the plaintiffs that in late April or early May, 2014, computer hackers gained access to Home Depot's point of sale data network and stole personal and financial information for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Home Depot's customers. However, Home Depot failed to tell its customers about this security breach. Only recently was the security breach brought to light by a computer security blogger, Brian Krebs, in his September 2, 2014 blog post (http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/banks-credit-card-breach-at-home-depot/).

On behalf of themselves and all class members, Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief and damages suffered by class members as a result of Home Depot's actions, including alleged violations of data breach statutes for 38 states. If you have information or have had false charges on a credit card as a result of Home Depot's data security breach, please contact:

Contact Information

  • K. Lynn Nunn
    FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD
    10205 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73120
    (405) 235-1560
    kln@federmanlaw.com

    or

    Corey Dukelow
    ABINGTON COLE
    320 S. Boston Ave., Suite 1130
    Tulsa, OK 74103
    (918) 588-3400
    cdukelow@abingtonlaw.com