Finding there was no more than speculative injury, a federal judge has dismissed a class action suit against Aetna Inc. filed in the wake of news that the insurer’s computer database may have been hacked and that personal data of up to 450,000 job applicants were potentially at risk.
In Allison v. Aetna, U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis added his voice to a growing chorus of judges who have held that such a claim of “increased risk of identity theft” is not enough to confer standing to sue.
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