Panel Denies MDL For Geico Data Breach Suits

By Daniel Tay (October 5, 2021, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied Geico's bid to centralize five suits stemming from the insurer's data breach and suggested the parties informally coordinate, handing a win to a proposed class of California Geico policyholders that was the lone holdout against centralization.

Geico is facing five proposed class actions over a data breach in which attackers used illegally obtained personal data to gain access to the insurer's online sales system. ( The panel on Monday denied the insurer's request to have the five proposed class actions centralized in the Eastern District of New York, where three of the cases have...

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