AOL is being sued for its inadvertent leak of member search data this summer, accused of violating privacy as well as deceptive business practices.
The class-action lawsuit, filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. is seeking $5000 in damages for each person who's data was exposed.
In July, AOL temporarily displayed nearly 20 million search queries on a public ally exposed website, causing an uproar from privacy advocates. Two AOL employees were fired and the chief technology officer resigned over the incident.
The lawsuit claims the actions were in violation of Electronic Communications Privacy Act, among other things.