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Class Action Plaintiffs Lack Standing under Clapper to Sue Barnes & Noble for Credit Card Data Breach

Editors’ Note: This blog post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. Relying heavily on the Supreme Court’s recent Clapper decision, a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit arising out of a “skimming” data breach against Barnes & Noble (BN). In re Barnes & Noble Pin Pad Litigation, Case # 12-cv-8617 (N.D.Ill. … Continue Reading

Another Blow to Data Breach Class Actions: Bell, et al. v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Editor’s Note: This post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. On July 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a majority of the claims brought against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. after a data breach suffered by Blizzard in 2012. In granting the motion for judgment … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Denies 26(f) Relief Allowing A Potentially Massive Privacy Class to Proceed to Trial in Harris v. comScore

This post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. As reported here in April, an Illinois federal district court certified a privacy class that could number tens of millions of plaintiffs in the case of Harris v. comScore. The plaintiffs claimed that comScore, an online data research company, violated the Stored Communications … Continue Reading

Illinois Supreme Court Finds Insurance Coverage for TCPA Claims under Traditional Liability Policies

This post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. The Illinois Supreme Court held on May 23, 2013, that claims based on alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Action (TCPA) are covered under traditional general liability policies.  Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay,  2013 IL 114617 (Ill. 2013).  In so … Continue Reading

Hannaford vs. comScore – Up and Down Results for Privacy Class Action Defendants

Editor’s note: This is a cross-blog post with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog.  For the latest class action defense updates, visit www.ClassActionLawsuitDefense.com. Sighs of relief by class actions defendants following the denial of class certification in Hannaford may give way to renewed uncertainty now that a massive class, estimated by the plaintiffs’ lawyer to be more than a … Continue Reading

South Korea Court Opens the Door for Unintentional Data Breach Collective Actions

Authorship Credit:  Nathan A. Schacht This is a cross blog post with BakerHostetler’s class action blog.  For the latest in class action developments, visit classactionlawsuitdefense.com.  On February 15, 2013, the Seoul Western District Court in South Korea issued a judgment in a collective consumer action against a South Korean company for a data breach involving … Continue Reading

Magistrate Recommends Dismissal with Prejudice of Claims Against Global Payments

Global Payments, which processes credit card transactions, announced on March 30, 2012 that an unauthorized person gained access to a portion of its processing system.  Global Payments later disclosed that Track 2 data (card number, expiration date, verification code but not cardholder name or address) of 1.5 million cardholders were taken.  Three individuals brought a … Continue Reading

Recent Trends in Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising

Authorship Credit: Justin T. Winquist Editor’s Note: This post is a joint submission to BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. Class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, continue to be an active trend in consumer and privacy class action litigation. The TCPA, which was historically called the “fax blast” statute, … Continue Reading

Call Centers Increasingly Targeted in Class Action Lawsuits for Statutory Penalties Under Decades-Old California Law

Authored by: Paul Karlsgodt Editor’s Note – This article is a joint submission to BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. Companies that provide call center services to consumers are increasingly being targeted in class action lawsuits under an arcane section of the California penal code that provides a civil right of action and statutory damages … Continue Reading

California’s Privacy Class Action Litigation Du Jour: “Shine the Light” Law

Privacy class action litigation is hot in California and a new wave of lawsuits are being filed under California’s 2003 “Shine the Light” law, codified in Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.83. This privacy law affects most businesses with as few as 20 employees and allows individuals to learn about how a business sells and shares … Continue Reading
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