Tag Archives: class action

Fourth Circuit Vacates $12M FCRA Class Action Judgment Against Experian

On May 11, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a $12 million judgment against Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) in a class action against the credit reporting bureau alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Relying on the standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, … Continue Reading

Cruise Line to Pay up to $76 Million to Settle TCPA Violations

Caribbean Cruise Line Inc., The Berkley Group Inc., and Vacation Ownership Marketing Tours, Inc. settled a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action last week for up to $76 million (and not less than $56 million). The three were sued for violating the TCPA by robocalling millions of individuals with offers for free trips. The … Continue Reading

Mille Lacs County in Minnesota settles for $1 million after former employee accesses driver and vehicle database for personal gain

Last week, Mille Lacs County and former investigator for the Mille Lacs County Family Services, Mikki Jo Peterick, agreed to pay $1 million to settle a proposed federal class action which alleged that a former employee of Mille Lacs County Family Services (Peterick) accessed 269 individuals’ driver’s license information for the employee’s own personal use. … Continue Reading

Home Depot agrees to settle data breach class action suit for at least $19.5 million and up to $28 million including attorneys’ fees

Home Depot announced on March 7, 2016, that it is agreeing to settle claims against it for the massive data breach that occurred in 2014, affecting up to 56 million debit and credit card holders for at least $19.5 million, and up to $28 million, including attorneys’ fees and costs. The settlement includes the payment of … Continue Reading

Wendy’s faces class action over data breach

We wrote about Wendy’s investigation into a data breach at its chain restaurants at the beginning of January, and now Wendy’s faces a class action over that same breach. The suit claims that Wendy’s negligently exposed customers’ credit card information and lead plaintiff, Jonathan Torres, claims that hackers used his stolen credit card information, to … Continue Reading

Mattel gets hit with class action over Hello Barbie’s invasion of children’s privacy

We reported last month ago about the release of Mattel’s new Hello Barbie (and the “Hell No Barbie Campaign”), with the capability to ‘carry a conversation’ with a child using speech recognition software and storage of conversations in the cloud. This week, in Los Angeles Superior Court, two moms filed a class action on behalf … Continue Reading

Big win for car manufacturers, dismissal of data breach suit

A California federal court dismissed a proposed class action against Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota), Ford Motor Co. (Ford) and General Motors, LLC (GM) this week, after a class of drivers alleged that the car companies failed to protect the drivers’ vehicles from hackers. The court dismissed the action because the drivers failed to establish any … Continue Reading

OPM update: OPM hit with another class action suit—this one filed by a Judge

Ho hum. Another class action filed against OPM for its massive data breach. The interesting fact here? The suit’s named plaintiff is a Judge with the Social Security Administration. On Friday, August 7, Social Security Administration Judge Teresa J. McGarry hit the OPM with its latest proposed class action suit alleging that OPM was aware … Continue Reading

Judge refuses to toss out TCPA class action against Guess

U.S. District Judge John A. Houston denied Guess, Inc.’s (Guess) Motion to Dismiss plaintiff, Farideh Haghayeghi’s, class action claims that Guess sent text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Guess argued that Haghayeghi’s allegations were just “a patchwork recital” of TCPA regulations, and that the complaint had no facts to substantiate … Continue Reading

Class action filed against Rag & Bone for collection of customer information during credit card transactions

Lead plaintiff, Bernadine Griffiths, and other Rag & Bone Industries LLC (Rag & Bone) customers filed a class action in California state court against high-end clothing retailer for asking customers for identifying information during credit card transactions. The complaint alleges that Rag & Bones intentionally engaged in a pattern of unlawful business tactics through its … Continue Reading
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