Five of nine lawsuits filed against Amazon.com subsidiary Zappos were formally transferred to the Reno division of U.S. District Court on Wednesday, with others already there or on the way.
The litigation, styled as class actions, resulted from the incident in Janaury when hackers penetrated the Zappos database, which contains information on 24 million accounts. While the company said no financial information was accessed except the last four numbers of credit cards, the incident led to cases filed in five different states. Lawyers are claiming, among other things, damages for loss of passwords, purchasing identity theft insurance, loss of privacy and anxiety.
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