T-Mobile Says Arbitration Applies to Consumer Data Breach Claims

Oct. 18, 2021, 2:48 PM

T-Mobile US Inc. is seeking to resolve out of a court a consumer lawsuit over a hack that exposed millions of customer records, arguing in a Georgia federal court filing that an arbitration agreement applies.

The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is one of several proposed class action suits that consumers filed against T-Mobile after hackers stole the records in a cyberattack and sold customer information online.

Stephen Vash, who’s leading the lawsuit on behalf of other consumers, is “contractually required” to arbitrate, rather than litigate in court, claims that T-Mobile failed to ...

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