VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - On December 13, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP filed a proposed Class Action on behalf of British Columbian residents whose personal information has been affected as a result of the recent Marriott/Starwood data breach incident. The firm's Class Actions team will run the action in its Personal Legal Services Division, Helpforme.
On November 30, 2018, Marriott reported that unauthorized parties had illegally accessed Marriott's Starwood Hotels guest reservation database and obtained personal information of individuals who made reservations at Marriott's Starwood properties. Marriott lists its Starwood brands as including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels, and Starwood branded timeshare properties.
Individuals who made a reservation on or before September 10, 2018 at a Starwood property may have been affected by the data breach. Any resident of British Columbia who believes they may have been affected is encouraged to visit the Helpforme website to register for the proposed class action by completing the contact form at helpforme.ca/contact/
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About Helpforme™ Helpforme is the Personal Legal Services group of Hammerberg Lawyers LLP. The service was created to widen access to a group of highly-respected and expert trial lawyers. Helpforme specializes in four distinct areas: personal injury, estate litigation, insurance denials and product liability. Helpforme practices law in a collaborative, and always personal way. The Helpforme team has won more than $425 million in settlements for over 7,000 clients.