Media Cover Steptoe’s Success for VTech in Class Action Data Breach Suit

July 14, 2017

Law360, Bloomberg BNA and the Cook County Record covered Steptoe’s success for VTech over a digital toy data breach. On July 5, Judge Manish Shah from the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion to dismiss a consolidated putative class action against VTech North America LLC and its Hong Kong parent over a 2015 data breach of VTech’s online library of educational software used with its digital learning toys. The plaintiffs sued VTech for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, and violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, after a hacker accessed the company’s servers in November of 2015 and downloaded customer information. The court found that the plaintiffs had failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

The Steptoe team included Chicago partners Jay Nuttall, Michael Dockterman, Jeremy Goldkind and New York partner Michael Vatis.

The full articles can be read at Law360, Bloomberg BNA and the Cook County Record