University Data Theft

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Ohio University says a lawsuit filed against it by two former students has been dismissed.

The students were among 173,000 people whose personal information, including some Social Security numbers, was exposed in a series of security breaches on school computers.

They filed suit, asking a judge to force the school to pay for credit monitoring services.

The university argued Donald Jay Kulpa of Cincinnati and Kenneth Neben of North Bergen, New Jersey, based their claims on vague fears.

Judge J. Craig Wright of the Ohio Court of Claims granted a motion by the university to dismiss the case Wednesday, saying the plaintiffs failed to prove they suffered damages for which they could be compensated.

The university says there have been no proven claims of identity theft linked to the security breaches.

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