NTEU FIGHTING TO KEEP ITS SUIT FOLLOWING OPM DATA BREACH - November 14, 2016
Union Argues Court Should Not Grant OPM’s Motion to Dismiss Hack Lawsuit
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
A federal employee union is fighting the federal government’s attempt to dismiss the group’s lawsuit seeking further remedies after a hack of data maintained by the Office of Personnel Management exposed the personal information of millions of current and former civil servants.
The National Treasury Employees Union announced its suit in July of 2015, shortly after OPM announced its personnel records had been breached and 4.2 million current and former feds were impacted. In May, OPM, through the Justice Department, filed a motion to dismiss the suit, arguing NTEU did not have grounds to make its claims. In October and again on Thursday, NTEU defended its standing in the case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.