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A California federal judge on Wednesday tentatively denied Ross Stores’ preemptive request for an order denying class certification in litigation alleging the retailer misleads shoppers with inflated comparison prices, calling it an “unusual motion” that would be unfair to grant before discovery is complete.
Fueled by hacks and employee negligence, reports of data security breaches impacting New York state residents jumped by 60 percent to hit an all-time high in 2016, with businesses disclosing nearly 1,300 incidents that compromised 1.6 million residents’ financial and other personal data, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday.
Food Lion LLC asked a Tennessee federal judge Tuesday not to bar it from raising certain arguments surrounding the merger of dairy company Dean Foods Co. and Suiza Foods Corp. at trial on claims of an alleged conspiracy to limit competition for dairy products, saying Dean’s request goes too far.
Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s Co. urged a California federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a proposed consumer class action accusing it of underfilling tuna cans, arguing that the consumers’ stated claims are overshadowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s standard for what a “reasonable consumer” understands about food labeling.
Eastern Outfitters LLC on Wednesday told the Delaware bankruptcy court that it plans to pivot from an auction to a private sale as part of a deal with unsecured creditors that would resolve myriad issues over the outdoor sporting goods retailer’s sale plans and post-petition financing.