Baltimore-based law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, along with co-counsel Morgan & Morgan, announced on November 30, 2018, it had filed a class action lawsuit against Marriott International “on behalf of over 500 million customers whose personal information, including their names, birthdates, addresses, locations, gender information email addresses, payment card information, and passport information were stolen.”

Since the data breach was reported on Friday, November 30, 2018, Marriott has launched a dedicated website to answer questions about the incident and offered to pay for passport replacements.

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy argued in a press release dated November 30, 2018, that Marriott “still has not provided customers with complete information regarding the extent of the breach.” The release also called out Marriott’s failure to ensure the integrity of its servers and safeguard customer information.

"Marriott is one of the largest hotel chains in the world,” Hassan Murphy, managing partner at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, said via the press release. “That such a corporation would fail to properly safeguard the highly personal and sensitive information of its guests and customers is inexplicable. 

“Even more egregious is the fact that Marriott did not discover this breach for nearly four years, and then for months after that discovery failed to tell its customers what had occurred. This conduct constitutes a significant breach of trust and confidence unparalleled in the hospitality industry."

Murphy is also part of the team prosecuting data breach litigation against Equifax, Inc.

Information based off a news release from Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.

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