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Federal appeals court revives shelved data breach suit vs Barnes & Noble; 'trifling loss' still actual loss: Judges

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 12, 2018

Saying a “trifling loss” is still a loss under state consumer protection laws, a federal appeals panel has reopened the book on a potential class action lawsuit against Barnes & Noble over a 2012 data breach that cost customers some time and money in protecting themselves from potential identity theft, and which the appellate judges took care to note also victimized the chain of big box bookstores.

Class action complaint launched in Chicago federal court vs Equifax over data breach

By Scott Holland | Sep 8, 2017

One day after it announced a data breach potentially affecting 143 million Americans, Equifax has found itself on the other end of a federal class action complaint in Chicago.

Federal judge grates Parmesan cheese class actions, pans deceptive marketing claims

By Scott Holland | Aug 25, 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has shredded, for now, a block of class action lawsuits that piled up last year against Kraft, Walmart, Target, the parent company of Jewel Food Stores and others over the contents of their grated Parmesan cheese, saying he did not believe the plaintiffs could prevail in asserting the containers of “100 percent” cheese were deceptively marketed.

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