Tuesday, April 01, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, March 20 2008] Web Mall Auction to Face Class Action Suits

Korea's largest online shopping mall Auction with some 18 million subscribers could face class action suits from members in connection with a leak of their personal information. Attorneys Kim Hyun-sung of law firm Sangsun and Park Jin-shik of law firm Next Law on Wednesday said they will separately file for damages in early April against Auction.

The two lawyers are now recruiting litigants online. As of Wednesday, Kim had recruited some 3,200 litigants and Park about 1,700 for their respective suits. Legal insiders predict each of the litigants could get between W200,000 (US$1=W1,009) and W1 million in compensation.

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