WINDSOR, ON, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The law firms Charney Lawyers and
Sutts, Strosberg LLP have filed a national class proceeding on behalf
of all Canadians who subscribed to Ashley Madison and whose personal
information was disclosed to the public. The action is brought against
Avid Dating Life Inc. and Avid Life Media Inc., the corporations that
The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Eliot Shore, a disabled widower who
resides in Ottawa. Mr. Shore was single again after 30 years of
marriage after he lost his wife to breast cancer. He joined the website
for a short time in search of companionship but never met anybody in
person from the site.
The allegations in the class action include that the privacy of many
thousands of Canadians was breached in July 2015 when hackers
infiltrated AshleyMadison.com and downloaded private information. The
data breach includes users' personal names, emails, home addresses and
message history. In August 2015, this information was posted online for
Numerous former users of AshleyMadison.com have approached the law firms
to inquire about their privacy rights under Canadian law. They are
outraged that AshleyMadison.com failed to protect its users'
information. In many cases, the users paid an additional fee for the
website to remove all of their user data, only to discover that the
information was left intact and exposed.
The class action is not being brought against the Impact Team hackers
who attacked AshleyMadison.com.
Former and current users of AshleyMadison.com who reside anywhere in
Canada including Quebec are encouraged to contact either law firm in
strict confidence and anonymity. Call Brendan O'Grady of Charney
Lawyers at 416-964-7950 ext 246 or Shane Sartori of Sutts, Strosberg
LLP at 519-561-6274. For general information, visit the Ashley Madison
Class Action website at: www.ashleymadisonclassaction.com.
SOURCE Charney Lawyers
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