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Morley Cos. Wins Stay of Only Breach Case Outside Accord Talks

June 22, 2022, 6:23 PM

Morley Cos. Inc. won its motion to stay a proposed class action over a data breach, brought by an individual who allegedly refuses to join the other consolidated litigation in settlement talks, but has substantially identical claims.

Kenneth Ratcliff sued the business management company in February, claiming that hackers gained access to Morley’s internal network and exposed the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other personally identifying information of more than 500,000 employees and clients.

Ratcliff’s suit was one of eight filed over the breach. According to Morley, its counsel had met with the opposing counsel in all of the ...