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Target Class Action Settlement Temporarily Upended

Last week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the district court’s approval of the class action settlement in the Target data breach litigation. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec. Breach Litig., 2017 U.S. App. Lexis 1767 (8th Cir. Feb. 1 2017). 

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TAGS: Class Action Litigation, Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, Data Breach

Privacy Class Action Dismissed Under Spokeo

As we recently touched on at the KMK Cybersecurity Seminar, lower courts are beginning to apply Spokeo Inc. v. Robins as defendants renew challenges to class certification. 

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TAGS: Class Action Litigation, Cybersecurity and Privacy Law

Seventh Circuit Sides with Plaintiffs and Reinstates Consumer Data Breach Class Action Previously Dismissed for Lack of Standing

Last week the Seventh Circuit reinstated the Neiman Marcus data breach class action, holding that plaintiffs had satisfied Article III’s standing requirements based on at least some of the injuries they alleged. In doing so, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court of appeals to rule on a challenge to the standing of purported data breach victims in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), and diverged from the growing majority of federal district courts that have held similar allegations are insufficient to confer standing.

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TAGS: Class Action Litigation, Data Breach, Seventh Circuit
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