JPML Refuses To Centralize Dickey's Data Breach Suits

By Allison Grande (February 5, 2021, 10:49 PM EST) -- Six putative class actions being litigated in Texas and California federal courts over a data breach at Dickey's Barbecue Pit will stay put, after the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rejected a request to centralize the suits in California.

Ross Diczhazy and Wesley Etheridge — the lead plaintiffs in a California suit that accuses Dickey's of failing to prevent cybercriminals from stealing credit card numbers from about three million customers — had pushed the JPML to centralize in the Southern District of California the half-dozen data breach suits pending against the restaurant chain in the Southern and Central Districts of California...

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