TX: Suit wants $3.5 billion for state computer glitch

A second class-action lawsuit has been filed in a Houston federal court against Comptroller Susan Combs on behalf of 3.5 million Texans whose personal information was exposed to public access on a government computer server for more than a year.

“We are seeking the $1,000 statutory penalty for each of these individuals whose privacy was violated by the Comptroller,” said attorney Muhammad Aziz, of the Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto and Friend law firm. The named plaintiff is Sherry A. McClung, a Lufkin school teacher.

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