Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Internet Law for New York

Q: Is it possible to file a lawsuit against a company for sending an inappropriate email even if they were hacked?

A racial slur was used.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It could depend on the total circumstances and the severity. If you're looking at it in terms of an intentional tort type of setting, the hacking would be raised as an issue. More information is needed, but keep in mind that these types of cases might not be handled on a contingency basis. That could mean paying hourly legal fees involving investigations, taking recorded statements, IT expert consults, etc. - win or lose. You could make some phone calls and discuss with law firms in greater detail. Good luck

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