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Data breach class action vs Barnes & Noble falls apart after judge finds victims suffered no injury

Dana Herra Oct. 6, 2016, 5:14pm

A federal judge has dismissed an attempt by customers of Barnes & Noble to sue the bookseller over a 2012 data breach they say exposed them to an increased risk of identity theft.

Judge: LexisNexis can be sued under federal privacy law for selling crash reports to lawyers

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 25, 2016, 4:04pm

A federal judge will allow an Illinois couple to continue their lawsuit against online information provider LexisNexis and a subsidiary company, saying the couple had done enough to establish they may be able to prove the companies violated federal law by selling traffic crash reports to personal injury lawyers, who then used the information in the reports to send targeted marketing materials to offer their legal services should those involved in the traffic accidents wish to sue.

Class action says Quaker Oats maple oatmeal doesn't include enough maple to justify product name

Scott Holland Jun. 15, 2016, 11:14am

A California man has dished out a potential class action lawsuit against Quaker Oats, alleging the maker of popular breakfast foods should pay because it doesn’t include enough real maple in its maple-flavored oatmeal to satisfy consumer law. 

VW diesel emissions class actions transferred, centralized by MDL Panel in San Francisco federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 16, 2015, 1:04pm

The blizzard of litigation filed against Volkswagen in the wake of revelations the automaker allegedly installed devices on diesel cars to fool emissions testing equipment has been redirected to federal court in San Francisco. Across the country, more than 500 lawsuits - primarily class action complaints - have been lodged in federal district courts against Volkswagen. In the Northern District of Illinois, for instance, 19 such lawsuits have been filed against VW.

Legal actions vs. VW continue to mount over diesel deception allegations, now total more than 400 nationwide

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 8, 2015, 1:25pm

The class action lawsuits continue to pile up against Volkswagen over allegations it installed devices to fool government emissions testing equipment, both in Chicago’s courtrooms and in courts across the country. As of Oct. 8, more than 400 class actions have been filed in federal district courts in states throughout the U.S. against the automaker, and more continue to be added.