On October 26, 2018, Robert Ross was in his San Francisco home when he noticed his phone got no longer connected to the network, was automatically logged out of his Gmail, and saw a withdrawal request from his financial service provider. Within an hour his $1 million life savings were stolen.
01/28/2022 Update Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi Total Time in Court: 6 Hours.30 Minutes. Court Reporter: None.
01/20/2022 Update Total Time in Court: 5.5 hours. Court Reporter: Not reported.
1/12/2022 Update A Further Settlement Conference is hereby set for January 20, 2022, 09:00 AM-1:45 PM before Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi. No further submissions are needed.
12/14/2021 Update MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice filed by Robert Ross.
12/13/2021 Update A pre-settlement conference call will hold on December 13, 2021. Time: 10 mins. Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi will hold a minute entry for proceedings, a pre-settlement call will hold on December 13, 2021
12/08/2021 Update MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice filed by Robert Ross.
12/07/2021 Update Order by Judge Jon S. Tigar granting 126 Motion to Substitute Attorney.
12/06/2021 Update MOTION to Substitute Attorney filed by Robert Ross.
10/05/2021 Update Motion Hearing set for 8/18/2022 2:00 PM in Oakland, Videoconference Only Before Judge Jon S. Tigar. This proceeding will hold in VIA zoom Webinar.
10/05/2021 Update Order of Rescheduling Order Deadlines, Judge Jon S. Tigar grants 121 stipulations a Pre-trial Videoconference is set Only before Judge Jon S. Tigar in Oakland, Courtroom 6, 2nd Floor before him.
10/01/2021 Update ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 98 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal on 10/1/2021.
09/28/2021 Update Before Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi. A Pre-Settlement Telephone Conference call with counsel only is set. The parties shall comply with Judge DeMarchi's Standing Order RE Settlement Conference. Deadlines for submission of SCSCS letters in advance of the conference.
09/24/2021 Update ORDER Vacating Settlement Conference Dates. Signed by Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi.
8/26/21 Update Hearing on Joint Discovery Letter. The Court will decide if ZenKey, a joint project by 3 major carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, should be part of the discovery and is related to the case.
7/21/21 Update Hearing on Joint Discovery Letter is moved to August 26, 2021, via Zoom. The Discovery hearing will focus on whether or not Zenkey joint venture of the mobile carrier giants AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon will be part of the legal case and the discovery.
7/9/21 Update A Settlement Conference Set on September 30, 2021, by Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi.
1/29/21 Update One Touch Direct LLC and One Touch Direct-San Antonio LLC responded to the Ross v AT&T First Amended Complaint, effectively denying all allegations.
1/12/21 Update AT&T Mobility, LLC responded to the Ross v AT&T First Amended Complaint, effectively denying all allegations
12/21/20 Update Plaintiff Robert Ross filed his First Amended Complaint in Ross v AT&T.
5/14/2020 Update Judge Tigar ruled on Defendant AT&T's Motion to Dismiss in favor of Plaintiff Robert Ross.
12/6/2019 Update Defendant AT&T filed a Motion to Dismiss
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Michael Pierre claims that Coinbase was grossly negligent of its promise to protect and secure its customers' cryptocurrencies from cyberattacks. Mr. Pierre further claims that Coinbase dropped the ball on a series of anti-cyber attack/anti-hack precautions mandated by federal and state laws, rules, and regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase.
Mr. Etheridge alleges that hackers fraudulently SIM swapped his mobile number and stole 159.8 Ethereum tokens from him.
Mr. Kevin Frye claims that T-Mobile employees allowed hackers to steal his phone number through SIM swap. Mr. Frye lost $87,000 worth of BTC from his Coinbase account apart from the $1,536 was withdrawn from his Wells Fargo account.
The People of the United States alleges James O' Connor between March and May 2019. Defendant did participate in a scheme to use SIM swap to steal approximately $784,000 worth of Cryptocurrency from a Manhattan-based cryptocurrency company.
Plaintiff Boyd Egan used a fake driver's license to steal the identity of his victim and used it to request a SIM Swap in a mobile carrier's retail store. He also used the same fake driver's license to personally withdraw funds from his victims' banks with the help of SMS authentication using the victim's number that he fraudulently SIM swapped.
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