Global Payments Data Theft Suit Should Be Nixed, Judge Says

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 9:56 PM EST) -- A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday recommended tossing a putative class action claiming Global Payments Inc. inadequately protected the financial information of millions of credit and debit card holders whose information was stolen by hackers, saying the plaintiffs could not show the company had knowingly released the data.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Janet F. King said that plaintiffs Robert and Nadine Hielscher and Natalie Willingham do not have standing to pursue Stored Communications Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act claims. She noted that the victims did not...
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