By Rosie Manins (July 11, 2022, 4:44 p.m. EDT) – Colonial Pipeline Co. has no obligation to a North Carolina gas station regarding the 2021 ransomware attack that briefly halted its pipeline operations, a said a Georgia federal judge, dismissing a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 11,000 gas stations.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Mark H. Cohen partially granted Colonial’s motion to dismiss the case brought against him in June 2021 by EZ Mart 1 LLC, which claimed the Georgia-based energy giant had by negligently failed to protect personal information and the continued uninterrupted operation of its 5,500-mile pipeline between Texas and New York.
Judge Cohen said in…
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