Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court reverses victory for employer in data-breach litigation, holding economic-loss doctrine does not bar employees’ tort claims against employer for alleged injuries resulting from data breach
November 21, 2018
Click here to view the opinion.
U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Pennsylvania Supreme Court on application of economic loss doctrine in data breach litigation
November 27, 2017
Click here to view the amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, and Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
James M. Beck of Reed Smith LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.
- Opinion of Lower Court -- Dittman v. UPMC (Pennsylvania Superior Court).pdf
- U.S. Chamber, et al. Amicus Brief -- Dittman v. UPMC (Pennsylvania Supreme Court).pdf
- Majority Opinion -- Dittman v. UPMC (Pennsylvania Supreme Court).pdf
- Dissenting Opinion -- Dittman v. UPMC (Pennsylvania Supreme Court).pdf