2nd Circle Urged to revive lawsuit for waste management violation

By Ben Kochman (July 13, 2022, 8:56 p.m. EDT) – Former and current employees of Waste Management Inc. have asked the Second Circuit to reverse a district court’s decision in February that dismissed a lawsuit charging the company of negligently allowing their data to be exposed in a cyberattack in 2021.

In a brief filed Tuesday, lawyers for Waste Management workers argued that the lower court “abused its discretion” by not allowing them to amend the lawsuit’s dismissed claims, and “erroneously” dismissed several claims, including an allegation that the company violated California’s Consumer Privacy Act by failing to correct the violations within 30 days.

“The District Court therefore should not have dismissed the plaintiffs…

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