Normally, someone getting their identity stolen isn't news. It's annoying for the victim, but not of great enough consequence for the rest of the world to bear reporting. However, in this case, the person who's ID was stolen was Todd Davis. While that name might not be immediately familiar, it's a good bet you've seen Mr. Davis in the near-ubiquitous online adds for Lifelock, where he poses with his social security card to show just how confident he is in Lifelock's services. Thus, for him to have his identity stolen is not just news, it's also the trigger for a lawsuit by Lifelock customers saying that David's identity theft shows that he knew his product didn't work, even as he promoted it nationwide.
Of course, the filing of a lawsuit, and a decision by a court that Lifelock is liable for damages are two totally different things. Indeed, I'm not sure that the existence of one identity theft incident shows that Davis knew his service didn't work. Davis has been flashing his complete social security number all over the internet for years. The fact that he was only victimized once in that time seems (to me at least) to show that Lifelock's services really do work to mitigate the threat of identity theft, though they can't eliminate it entirely.