Melissa Locker reports:
In 2012, 24 million Zappos customers found out that hackers had accessed their personal information. Since then, customers have fought to sue Zappos, Amazon’s online shoe retailer, over the data breach. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal, meaning they can move forward with a class-action lawsuit against the company for the breach that left them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
Zappos was trying to appeal a ruling by a San Francisco-based appeals court that allowed the case to continue, even though there was little evidence of actual harm to consumers.
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