Hotel And Casino Magnate MGM Resorts Accused Of Negligence, Violating State Law After Data Breach Incident
Hotels, casino, and entertainment company MGM Resorts is being accused of using a highly vulnerable data server system to store their customers’ personal information that harmed millions’ safety in a data breach incident last 2019.
Plaintiff John Smallman Takes MGM Resorts To Court
The MGM Resorts Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit was filed by complainant John Smallman the following year, seeking to take MGM Resorts to court for their alleged negligence in the whole ordeal.
Smallman detailed that he was among millions of MGM Resorts clients whose sensitive private data experienced a data breach incident by unauthorized players in mid-2019.
The company’s representatives informed the affected individuals after almost a month from the exact incident date. Patrons were reassured that no harm was done to victims of the data breach incident, and the data that was forcibly accessed were not used or shared with any entities.
However, after a few months of the event, it was revealed in an online web forum that more than 10.6 million people, particularly MGM Resorts hotel customers, have had their personal information published.
A range of personal information was posted on the Internet ranging from personal names, home addresses, emails, passport numbers, and the like.
MGM Resorts Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Court Update
As of writing, the two main parties in the case, MGM Resorts as the defendant and John Smallman and the party as the plaintiff, have exchanged different motions in a Nevada federal court imploring the judge of their pleadings.
The complainant is asking the court to allow the legal proceedings to push through while MGM Resorts sent a filing back with a wish for the authorities to drop the charges against them. The latter argued that the purported dangers caused by the 2019 MGM Resorts data breach incident were untrue and only existed in theory. MGM Resorts also added that the possible incidents related to the data breach could not be directly attributed to them.
About MGM Resorts
MGM Resorts, or MGM Resorts International, is a Las Vegas-based holding company known for its lavish casinos and hotel chains in the United States and select locations all over the world.
Founded in early 1986, the company owns and operates different resorts and hotel destinations in key areas in the country, including New York, Las Vegas, Detroit, and others. MGM Resorts also has a presence in the China market through MGM Cotai and MGM Macau.
Editor’s Note on MGM Resorts Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit:
This class action update discusses the latest developments in the court case between plaintiff John Smallman and hospitality bigwig MGM Resorts after the latter was accused of not following the law. MGM also recently settled for $800 Million For The Las Vegas Shooting.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): In re: MGM Resorts International Data Breach Litigation; Case No.: 2:20-cv-00376
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the District of Nevada
Products/Services Involved: Data Breach
Allegation(s): MGM Resorts did not take the necessary steps to protect their customers’ safety and best interests that resulted in a data breach incident affecting millions.
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