Gibbs Law Group LLP has been appointed as interim co-lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation against computer manufacturer Lenovo concerning pre-installed adware on its computers. Gibbs Law Group competed against several top firms and was chosen for its expertise in technology and privacy class action cases and its demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the large number of plaintiffs and attorneys involved in the consolidated litigation.
The lawsuit filed by the firm earlier this year alleges that the Chinese electronics manufacturer and Superfish violated federal privacy and other laws when it sold computers equipped with preinstalled VisualDiscovery spyware. According to the lawsuit, VisualDiscovery scans the private data of certain Lenovo users in order to insert targeted advertisements when users attempt to access unencrypted and encrypted websites. The lawsuit alleges that the insertion of these targeted ads compromises a computer’s security and makes users’ private data extremely vulnerable and at risk.
Our Experience Representing Victims of Data Breaches
The attorneys at Gibbs Law Group work to hold companies accountable for data breach violations. We are currently representing victims of privacy breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, Sony Pictures, Premera Blue Cross, and Anthem. We also represent consumers affected by retail data breaches at Home Depot and Target. Gibbs Law Group founding partner Daniel C. Girard is appointed to the Consumer Cases Steering Committee in the Target litigation.
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