Bloomberg Law
Feb. 24, 2022, 9:54 PM

Waste Management Company Beats Employees’ Data Breach Lawsuit

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

USA Waste-Management Resources LLC beat a proposed class suit alleging it failed to prevent the theft of employee personal information in a data breach, in part because the plaintiffs failed to allege how the company breached any duty of care, a federal court in New York said Thursday.

Waste Management employs tens of thousands of employees and provides waste collection and disposal services throughout the U.S. and Canada. In January 2021 an unauthorized actor infiltrated the company’s computer network, gaining access to employees’ personal identifiable information including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers.

A number of current and ...