Two Philadelphia lawyers won a major victory for banks on Monday when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that identity theft victims have no valid negligence claim against a credit card company that issues a card to an impostor. One attorney said the decision in Huggins v. Citibank is the first of its kind in the country and that the case was closely watched because the plaintiffs were seeking to create a "brand new tort."
South Carolina High Court Hands Down Major Identity Theft Decision
The Legal Intelligencer
August 12, 2003