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Associated Press TORONTO (AP) - Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website... Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario, said Friday that they filed the lawsuit on behalf of Canadians who subscribed to Ashley Madison and whose personal information was disclosed to the public. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, targets Avid Dating Life Inc. It has said that the personal details exposed in the initial data leak can't be used to prove the infidelity of their clients. He said he never cheated and never met up with any members of the site. Lawyer Ted Charney told The Associated Press it is the first class-action suit filed against the companies in Canada. , Missouri lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit in U. S. District Court seeking more than $5 million in damages. Lawyers filed a statement of claim late last month on behalf of an unnamed female plaintiff who said she ponied up $19 so Ashley Madison would purge her personal information from its website in a process called a "paid-delete. The lawsuit argues that the privacy of Canadian members was breached in July when hackers infiltrated Ashley Madison's website and. Source: