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Names have been named. On December 9, Chicago-based law firm Johnson & Bell was revealed as the defendant in a class-action suit. The revelation came after a federal judge ruled in favor of a motion to unseal a complaint filed by Edelson PC. The complaint alleges that the members of the plaintiff class, comprising former Johnson & Bell clients, had incurred damages as a result of the defendant firm’s failure to take necessary precautions to secure data on its servers.

At issue is whether the firm’s failure to fulfill a promise to protect client data establishes harm before a third-party intrusion has even occurred.

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