"In general, California gets a bad rap as being hostile to business, but the true fact is we have a tremendous number of innovators here—both individuals and companies—and I am heartened to see the California Supreme Court appears to be taking an approach that is pro-innovation," said Stephen Newman at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Los Angeles.
"That is how they're constructing that fact pattern into what was supposed to be a clear data breach," Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie in Los Angeles, said. "The private right of action was supposed to limited to a negligent breach."
A Washington, D.C., federal judge worried that the women were seeking more discovery than is seen in "30 cases combined." But he allowed them to come back with a more focused request, which will likely focus on deposing three firm leaders.