Man Files Lawsuit After Personal Contact Information Appears on LinkedIn

Rick D. Senft, of Cranberry, is president of the Passavant Memorial Home Foundation.

After finding his name, cell phone number and email listed on the LinkedIn website without his permission, a Cranberry man has filed suit against the business social networking company in the hopes of learning who set up the fake account in his name.

Rick D. Senft, president and CEO of the Passavant Memorial Homes headquartered in Warrendale, filed the suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, the Post-Gazette reports.

According to the lawsuit, Senft discovered the LinkedIn account, which he didn’t authorize, in October. Court documents said Senft also is “careful to keep his personal contact information private,” the Post-Gazette reported.

The lawsuit said LinkedIn Corp. has taken down the site, but won‘t turn over the identity of its creator without a court order, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports.

Senft’s lawyer, Jay D. Marinstein, declined comment to the Post-Gazette on the lawsuit.  

Passavant Memorial Homes provides support services for children, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Besides the headquarters in the Thorn Hill Industrial Park, the organization has offices in Harmar, Greensburg and Rochester.


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